Guglielmo Marconi, the developer of radio, received a simple message of morse-code signal for “s”. This message traveled 2000 miles (3200km) from Poldhu, Cornwall, England and received by Marconi at St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada on December 12th, 1901.
Therefore, Marconi proved that Wireless Communication was possible over vast distances and not limited to the curvature of the earth, which previously was thought to be about 200 miles (320km).
For More Information:
- Marconi – Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
Guglielmo Marconi was born in 1874 into a wealthy family in Bologna, Italy, and educated by private tutors. He developed an interest in science, particularly the work of German physicist Heinrich Hertz on the transmission of electromagnetic waves through the air.
- Marconi station – Wikipedia
The Marconi Wireless Corporation operated Ship to Shore, Spark gap, VLF, and Trans-Oceanic wireless telegraph stations. Since the 1890s, numerous pioneering radio stations were located in Canada, Ireland, Newfoundland, the United States, the United Kingdom and a number of other locations around the world.
- Marconi sends first Atlantic wireless transmission – Dec 12, 1901
Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less.
- Guglielmo Marconi – Wikipedia
Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system.
December 12th 1901
Developer of Radio
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada