Hawaii’s First Wireless Telegraph Messages
Posted: June 16, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Firsts, News, Teasers
Today in history — June 16, 1900 — the first wireless telegraph messages were made in Hawaii:
“… for two hours, messages were sent flying through space from [Iolani Palace] to the … Inter-island Telegraph Company at Kaimuki.”
Hawaii’s first wireless telegraphs recently arrived from England via the Australia, a ship. After a few weeks, wireless telegraphy could transmit messages between these islands: Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Lanai, and Molokai.
Read more about it in “On Wings of the Air.”
“On Wings of the Air: Wireless Telegraphy in Hawaii a Fact”
Pacific commercial advertiser, June 18, 1900, Image 1