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1886
The General Electric Apparatus Company (GEAC) began operations in a London warehouse and became the first major British company to make electric fittings for the home.
1886
The General Electric Apparatus Company (GEAC) began operations in a London warehouse and became the first major British company to make electric fittings for the home.
12 December 1896
Guglielmo Marconi gave the first public demonstration of wireless telegraphy at Toynbee Hall in London.
1908
SOS in Morse Code was settled on as the international distress call.
10 December 1909
Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings.
Nobel Prize in Literature.
1918
The English Electric Company was formed.
23 February 1920
The Marconi Company at Chelmsford in Essex began regular twice-daily broadcasts containing news and music.
15 June 1920
Dame Nellie Melba sang from the Marconi Company 's experimental radio studio at Chelmsford, Essex. The broadcast (the first one by a professional singer, publicly advertised) was heard in Europe and Newfoundland.
By 1927
English Electric was producing cookers, bowl fires, and irons to sell to the domestic British market.
16 May 1966
A circular issued by Mao , leader of the ruling Communist Party in China, launched the Cultural Revolution in order to introduce a new generation to class struggle. The young Red Guards were encouraged...