History This Week

A look back at events that made history this week
compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW

Monday, 10 January, 2011

1787 Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel

1788 First Fleet sights Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania).

1861 Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis

1873 “Celluloid” registered as a trademark

1889 Cloncurry, Qld, highest recorded Aust temp, 53.1°C, 128°F.

1906 Fessenden transmits CW and voice between USA and Scotland.

1910 New York Metropolitan Opera first live radio broadcast.

1912 Curtis makes first flying boat flight, Hammondsport, New York.

1946 First EME moonbounce signal by amateur N4CBC 112MHz, 3000W.

Read last week’s ‘History This Week

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Our thanks to John Alcorn, VK2JWA of the Summerland Amateur Radio Club for this weekly feature. Visit John’s website

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