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Fascinating facts about Reginald Fessenden inventor of Radio, Wireless Signaling in 1900.

Reginald Fessenden
 
AT A GLANCE:
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden has often been called the unsung hero of the telecommunications industry. He developed an entirely new system of wireless transmission distinct from and based on a different principle from that of Lodge, Marconi, and all others working in this area...a principle which later proved to be the correct one. On December 23, 1900, he hooked up a microphone and communicated intelligible speech by electromagnetic waves a distance of fifty miles. This was the world's first, and one year before Marconi's highly acclaimed trans-Atlantic signal.  Source: IEEE Canada
Inventor: Reginald Aubrey Fessenden
Reginald Fessenden photo Courtesy Early Radio History
Criteria: First to invent. First to patent. First practical. Entrepreneur.
Birth: October 6, 1866 in East Bolton, Quebec, Canada
Death: July 22, 1932  on a small estate called "Wistowe", in Bermuda
Nationality: Canadian

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