Sunday, December 12, 2010

Marconi At Signal Hill: A Canadian History Minute

Okay, so the batting average for these Heritage Minute clips is about .750; meaning, I guess, three quarters of them are pretty good, which is not bad. The last one I posted - about the Halifax Explosion - contained some minor inaccuracies, but this one's more or less accurate.

Anyway, what can you get wrong about a guy (Guglielmo Marconi) going up a hill (Signal Hill), flying a kite, and getting a signal from Cornwall on the telegraph from it*? Although I must admit, the guy they got to play Marconi kinda gives me the creeps.

*Which he did on this day in 1901...
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