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December 12, 2010 / jmeuropeana

Today in Europeana: 12 December

On the 12th of December –

Guilelmo Marconi receives a transatlantic radio signal; Publisher ‘De Bezige Bij’ was founded; Dutch-French sea-battle off Tobago.

In 1901 Guglielmo Marconi first received a transatlantiv radio signal. He was located at Signal Hill, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The picture from Europeana is the reception installation he used for his experiment two years earlier, receiving signals across the English Channel:
Marconi Research Sheds, Dungeness, Lydd, Kent
GUGLIELMO MARCONI RITRATTO

The publishing company De Bezige Bij was founded in 1944. Underground at first, after WW II it became the major literary publisher of the Netherlands.
Dringend verzoek. Deze etalage ruimte wordt nog...
De Bezige Bij, de vrije uitgeverij
Het boek van de vier kleur-pot-lo-den : een grappig verhaaltje / van [Vadertje Brombeer] met platen om zelf te kleuren

In 1677 the French and Dutch navies fought the sea battle of Tobago as part of the ‘Hollandse Oorlog‘ (Franco-Dutch War).
[Tekst bij de historieprent van de Nederlands-Franse zeeslag bij Tobago]
AFBEELDINGH der heete rescontre te Water en te Lant op het EYLANDT TABAGO, Tusschen den Fransen Admirael dEstrée, en den Heer Commandeur Binckes in de Maenden van February en Maert 1677

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