Today In History- January 18
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII.
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Teddy Roosevelt sends first radio transmission to King Edward VII
18 Jan 1903 | Washington D.C., USA
In a remarkable feat of technology, on Jan. 18, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt sent a radio message to King Edward VII of England. Such an event, which was the first transatlantic message sent between foreign dignitaries, established U.S. technological advancement, and cemented more personal relations with foreign dignitaries.