This Day in History

The Great San Francisco Earthquake Kills Thousands

In the early hours of April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California, with its epicenter near San Francisco. The quake, estimated to be around 7.9 magnitude, and subsequent fires devastated the city, destroying over 80% of San Francisco and claiming the lives of thousands. This catastrophe remains one of […]

Reginald Fessenden Makes the First Radio Broadcast

A pioneering moment in communication history occurred on December 24th, 1906, when Reginald Fessenden made the first known radio broadcast, transmitting a program that included music and a reading of the Bible