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Marconi patents his new invention: radio

Posted in Anniversary, Communications, History, Science, Technology on Sunday, 23 May 2010

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picture Marconi sends his first wireless message

Marconi sends his first wireless message with the aid of a kite. Illustration by Peter Jackson

2 June is the anniversary of one of the major steps in the history of communication. On this day in 1896, Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for his invention: the radio. The Italian-born inventor began experimenting as a boy but found interest in his work on “telegraphy without wires” was greater in England.

More pictures of Marconi and his inventions can be found here. A variety of uses of radio can be seen here.

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