This Day in History Entry #90

November 2nd, 2010 by Wordsman

Quite a day for the transmitted word
Human sounds, but by EM waves spurred
Once our speech barely spanned
Past the reach of one’s hand
Now today it’s around the world heard

Events: KDKA, the first commercially licensed radio station in the U.S., goes on the air; founding of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; the British Broadcasting Corporation launches the BBC Television Service (now BBC One)
Years: 1920; 1936; 1936
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