1888 – John Logie Baird was born in Helensburgh, Scotland. He would grow up to invent the first working television system in the world.
1912 – The US Department of Commerce issued its first experimental radio license in compliance with the International Radio Convention and Radio Act of 1912. St. Joseph’s College received a license with serial number 1 to operate 2 kilowatts station 3XJ.
2004 – Adam Curry launched an RSS feed of audio recordings called “Daily Source Code” and podcasting became a thing.
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