International Marconi Day (IMD) is celebrated every year on the Saturday closest to 25th April (Marconi’s birthday – 25 April 1874). In 2021, this day is observed on 24th April. This day celebrates the great part Marconi played in the creation of the radio. International Marconi Day is a 24-hour amateur radio event that is observed annually. Guglielmo Marconi is often referred as the father of latest wireless radio communication.
“The coming of the wireless era will make war impossible because it will make war ridiculous.” – Guglielmo Marconi.
History of International Marconi Day
International Marconi Day (IMD) is organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club every year. Guglielmo Marconi is an Anglo-Italian, and he is the creator and electrical engineer who is known for his excellent work on long-distance radio transmission. Marconi was the 1st first person to attain radio transmission and reception over long distances. Initially, over 1.75 miles in the year 1895 and one of his most significant achievement is that he communicated across the Atlantic in the year 1901 between the Lizard, southern Cornwall and St. Johns, a city on Newfoundland, Canada. Guglielmo Marconi got the copyright for a system that could transmit and receive telegraphy with Hertzian waves. Marconi is usually honoured as the inventor of the radio.
Other Celebrations on April 24
April 24 is also celebrated as
- Firefly Day
- National Poem in Your Pocket Day
- National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
- Fashion Revolution Day
- National Go Birding Day
- World Veterinary Day
- Save The Frogs Day
- National Sense of Smell Day
How to Celebrate the Day
On this day, many official amateur Radio stations across the world celebrate this day by establishing various Special Events. Take this day as an opportunity to read about Guglielmo Marconi and radio transmission. Also, post pictures and share your thoughts about the day with others on social media using the hashtags #InternationalMarconiDay or #MarconiDay.
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