Profile of the Day: Guglielmo Marconi
On April 25, 1874, Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi was born. Marconi is often referred to as the father of long distance radio transmission. In 1909, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Karl Ferdinand Braun for their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy.
Did you know that the two radio operators aboard the Titanic (Jack Phillips and Harold Bride) were employees of the Marconi International Marine Communication Company? The two men worked tirelessly to send wireless messages to other ships to enlist their assistance with rescue. Their message was ultimately picked up by the RMS Carpathia. Later, Britain’s postmaster-general stated in reference to the disaster, “Those who have been saved, have been saved through one man, Mr. Marconi…and his marvelous invention.”
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