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, Massachusetts, USA - 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication

One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a sandy bluff on Cape Cod and sent a 54-word greeting from President Theodore Roosevelt across the ocean to England's King Edward VII.

A few hours later, the king responded, completing a dialogue that at the time seemed like pure magic.

Marconi had launched the era of global wireless communications...

Brian Carovillano on January 18, 2003 (

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