History This Week


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History This Week

A look back at events that made history this week –

compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW

Monday, 17 November, 2014

1783 The first men make a free flight from a hot-air balloon in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris.

1869 Suez Canal opens (Egypt).

1883 Standard time zones established by railroads in US & Canada.

1866 the first U.S. patent for a yoyo was issued to J. L. Haven and C. Hittrick of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1888 William Bundy patents the timecard clock.

1904 The first electron tube, a diode thermionic valve, was invented by John Ambrose Fleming.

1906 A U.S. patent was issued for the crystal detector to G Pickard.

1906 International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts “SOS” as new call for help.

1931 Commercial teletype service begins.

1947 200″ mirror arrives at Mt Palomar Observatory.

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Our thanks to John Alcorn, VK2JWA of the Summerland Amateur Radio Club for this weekly feature.

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This is one of my favorite  ham radio features.  John Alcorn (VK2JWA) and the Summerland Amateur Radio Club always come up with some intriguing and little known facts about our radio history.  Enjoy!

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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