The Electrical Telegraph and the First Real Time Tragedy: The Sinking of the Titanic

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In April of 1912 a ship that previously mattered very little to Guglielmo Marconi pulled up to a crowd of thousands in New York Harbor. It was the Carpathia, the ship that rescued over 700 survivors from the ill-fated Titanic in large measure due to his invention--the wireless telegraph. 

​ William Hazelgrove tells the story.