12th December
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1901 First Ever Radio Transmission Across The Atlantic

It was achieved by Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian physicist. Critics said long distance radio would never work because of the curvature of the earth - they said that the radio signals would degenerate over 200 miles.

Marconi proved them wrong.

The Morse Code for the letter s was sent from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada, 2000 miles away, on this day.

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1899 The patent is awarded for the golf tee.

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