British War Photographers Used in Crimean War

Two British photographers, Roger Fenton and Marcus Sparling produced war photographs covering the siege of Sevastopol Continue reading

Austen Henry Layard

Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB PC (/lɛərd/; 5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. Continue reading

Archeology Book Published, Nineveh and Its Remains

English archeologist Sir Austen Henry Layard published a book, Nineveh and Its Remains Continue reading

British Invent Fire Extinguisher

British inventor, George Manby invented the fire extinguisher using compressed air to propel water in 1816. Continue reading

Great Britain Issued a Third World Loan

Great Britain issued a billion pound Third World Loan in 1917 to pay for World War I expenses following a six week fundraiser. Continue reading

Postage Stamps with Serrated Edges

Postage stamps with serrated edges were first issued in Britain in 1854. Continue reading

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (/mɑːrˈkoʊni/; 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. Continue reading

Radiotelegraph message from Great Britain to Australia

In 1918 from a long-wave station in Caernarvon, Wales, operated by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, sent a Radiotelegraph message from Great Britain to a second station in Australia. Continue reading

Permanent wireless installation

The Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd., in November 1897 at The Needles on the Isle of Wight, Great Britain, constructed the first permanent wireless installation, under the direction of Guglielmo Marconi. Continue reading

Radio patent granted to Guglielmo Marconi

On June 2, 1896, British patent No.12039, for a radio was granted to radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi. Continue reading