compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW
Monday, 20 September, 2010
1818 First human blood transfusion, Guy's Hospital, London.
1825 R. Stepenson steam loco on first run Stockton to Darlington, England.
1852 First steam powered airship flight, H. Giffard, Paris.
1853 E.G.Otis demonstrates the world's first lift.
1854 First Atlantic steamship disaster, 'SS Arctic' sinks, 300 lost.
1956 First Trans Atlantic telephone cable, Scotland to Newfoundland, Canada.
1910 R. Loraine transmits from aeroplane to Larkhill on Salisbury Plain
1918 First direct radio message, UK to Aust. received by E Fisk, Sydney.
1932 Lores Bonney first woman to fly around Australia
Our thanks to John Alcorn, VK2JWA of the Summerland Amateur Radio Club for this weekly feature. Visit John's website