Happy Radio Day to everybody!
Each nation has its own history of radio and different countries celebrate the birth of radio at different time. May 7'th is the Den' Radio for Russia and some other post-soviet countries, as this day on year 1895 Alexander Popov demonstrated his coherer based radio receiver to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society.
The whole "who did really invent the radio, Popov or Marconi" subject has been almost a century-long topic for propaganda war between eastern and western block. What is often missed is, that would it be Popov, Marconi or someone else, the history of inventing radio is much more vivid and sophisticated than narrowing it down to single inventor would allow. Hughes, Herz, Tesla and many more have all contributed to the birth of radio besides Marconi and Popov, so everyone can just pick the favorite!
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