Loomis Day is an annual observance and is celebrated on May 30th of every year. The wireless means of communication has taken over the world. So it is highly impossible to find a place without cell phones, high-speed internet connectivity and more. In simple, the wireless medium has changed the world we are living, and it is indeed must to celebrate people who have worked hard to bring this invention. Mahlon Loomis was the earliest inventors of wireless communication and Loomis Day celebrates his marvelous invention.
“It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. I had to wait nineteen years before Niagara was harnessed by my system, fifteen years before the basic inventions for wireless which I gave to the world in 1893 were applied universally.” – Nikola Tesla
History of Loomis Day
The Loomis Day‘s origin and history are unknown. There isn’t any mention of the author or the organization who has come up with this Day. However, the Day intends to celebrate the work of Loomis who proposed the wireless communication that has drastically changed the world. The date was precisely chosen as it was on May 30, 1872, Mahlon Loomis got the patented for his wireless telegraphing inventions with a title “An Improvement to Telegraphing.” Loomis was a Washington, DC dentist has conducted several experiments to deal with wireless communication.
He believed that it was possible to control the upper atmosphere’s electrical currents to transfer telegraph messages without wire successfully. Loomis had even conducted many experiments in the electricity by using kites of copper string and made them fly miles apart in the Virginia mountains. He had them demonstrated his wireless telegraphic system before several scientists and Congressmen in 1968. However, he was unable to explain the theoretical background of his concept. Later, several notable persons have developed wireless medium and what we know today as wifi and mobile phones.
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How to Celebrate Loomis Day
Celebrating the Loomis Day is quite simple. Get to research and know more about Loomis, his discovery along with the history of invention. Feel proud and great for using all these wireless means of communication right from your tv, mobile phones, internet and more of things as people of a century ago have not privileged to use them. Share your research work about Loomis with people around to mark this celebration. You can share your appreciation and Looomi day celebration on the social media using the hashtag #LoomisDay.