By: Carrie Krapfl

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Who Invented It: Guglielmo Marconi

Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) invented the radio. In 1909 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his radio work. His work also helped save many lives, including those who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

Where And When It Was Invented: Italy, 1895

Guglielmo received his first radio signal in Italy in 1895. He later made more discoveries in London.

Why It Was Invented

The radio was created to help communicate between long distances. Morse Code was used at first to communicate.

How It Was Invented

Guglielmo was experimenting in his parent's attic and he used radio waves to transmit Morse Code.

How The Radio Has Changed Our Lives

Socially: You can now listen to music, the news, sports, and weather and traffic reports.

Economically: People can share ads and you can get news through the radio

Culturally: People can get world news and listen to public speeches that that station is covering.