History This Week

Page last updated on: Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Source:  The Southgate Amateur Radio Club.



History This Week

A look back at events that made history this week –

compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW

Monday, 24 November, 2014

1621 Galileo perfects the telescope.

1666 Robert Hooke invented the spirit level.

1783 Charles & M N Roberts ascend 2,000 ft in a hydrogen balloon. Paris.

1834 The electric motor was invented by Thomas Davenport.

1874 The first U.S. patent for barbed wire was issued to JF. Glidden of DeKalb, Illinois

1877 First sound recording made by Thomas Edison.

1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates the gramophone, the next day.

1886 First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo.

1895 America’s first auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner averages 7 MPH

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

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I always enjoy this look back at our shared radio and technological history.  The list reminds me of just how far we have come since the dawn of the Industrial Age.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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