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Professor Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, Canadian wireless pioneer and inventor
1866: Born 6th October 1866, in East-Bolton, Quebec, Canada
Educated at New York and Port Hope, Ontario.
Inspecting engineer to the Edison Company, New York.
1892: Took up teaching work and conducted classes in physics and electrical engineering at Western University, Philadelphia.
1893: Professor of Electrical Engineering at Western University, Philadelphia.
1900: Special Agent to the U.S. Weather Bureau.
1906: Received wireless telegraph signals in Scotland from Massachussetts with the expenditure of less than 1kW of electrical energy.
1906: Christmas Day: broadcast the first radio programme, including his own violin performance of "Oh Holy Night", from Massachussetts; a few people heard it along the US Atlantic coast.