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Reginald Aubrey Fessenden

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Professor Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, Canadian wireless pioneer and inventor

1866: Born 6th October 1866, in East-Bolton, Quebec, Canada[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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Sources of Information

The Year Book of Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony, 1925

  1. Reginald Fessenden on Wikipedia.
  2. The Times, Aug 23, 1913
  3. The Times, December 29, 2006