Today a vinyl, "LP" recording, "John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Memorial Album" set a record for album sales. Four million copies sold in less than one week.
The record includes some of JFK's best speeches & tributes to his memory. Each copy sold for 99 cents & proceeds went to the Joseph Kennedy, Jr. Foundation for Mental Retardation.
Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi announced today that he has sent the first "wireless" transmission from Cornwall to Newfoundland, a distance of 2200 miles.
The transmission was the single Morse Code letter "S".
The announcement has been questioned because apparently there is no independent confirmation of the transmission.*
*Marconi is widely considered to be the inventor of the "radio". Ironically, he said: "Have I done the world good, or have I added a menace."