On This Day 1901 – Marconi’s First Transatlantic Radio Signal

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Today marks the anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi’s epoch making transmission of the very first transatlantic radio signal.

An event which was to effectively usher in the new telecommunications world of the 20th century, was sent from Britain’s extreme south west peninsula, namely Poldhu in Cornwall, to St. John’s on the island of Newfoundland on North America’s eastern coast, using a wireless transmitting station in Ireland.

copyright Francis Barker 2019

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