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The Birth of Morse Code

On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse and associate Albert Vail make the first public demonstration of the single-wire electric telegraph at the Speedwell Ironworks…

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The Wright Flyer Makes History

On this day in 1903, the Wright Flyer becomes “the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard;” the true…

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Guglielmo Marconi – the Father of Radio

On this day in 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi sends the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean. The message, simply the…

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Charles Darwin the Scientist

On this day in 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin’s revolutionary opus “On the Origin of Species” is published and swiftly becomes the basis for all…

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The 30-year Performance of the Amazing Shuttles

On this day in 1976, NASA publicly unveils its first space shuttle, the Enterprise, during a ceremony in Palmdale, California. Development of the spacecraft cost…

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Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

On this day in 1969, 50 years ago this evening at 22:56 PM EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, standing nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks…

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