Friday, December 12, 2014

December 12, 1901: Marconi receives the first Transatlantic Radio Transmission


December 12, 1901: St. John's Newfoundland became the location where scientist Italian Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal transmission

Known as the master of long-haul communications, Marconi received the Nobel prize in physics for his contributions in wireless telegraphy. Afterwards, he became a successful businessman of his era when he commercialized his radio invention.

His scientific discoveries led to the gradual golden age of radio.

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