Good morning, Whitewater.
Friday will be foggy in the morning, giving way too afternoon sun and a high of thirty-six. Sunrise is 7:16 AM and sunset 4:21 PM for 9h 04m 16s of daytime. The mooning is a waning gibbous with 68.4% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1901, a communications triumph —
Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. The message–simply the Morse-code signal for the letter “s”–traveled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada….
In 1909, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physics with the German radio innovator Ferdinand Braun. After successfully sending radio transmissions from points as far away as England and Australia, Marconi turned his energy to experimenting with shorter, more powerful radio waves. He died in 1937, and on the day of his funeral all British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) stations were silent for two minutes in tribute to his contributions to the development of radio.
Google-a-Day has a question about literature:
What city is the setting of the first of two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by the man who introduced us to Blanche and Brick?