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Today in History, March 24

One of the first radio receivers, built by Russian physicist Alexander Popov.

118 years ago today, on March 24, 1896, Alexander Popov demonstrated radio wave transmission in St. Petersburg. Popov, along with Guglielmo Marconi, was one of the first to communicate by radio waves.

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