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Signal Hill Wireless, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Where Marconi RECEIVED the 1st Transatlantic Wireless Signal

Signal Hill Wireless, St. John’s, Newfoundland thanks to joe-kster

Signal Hill Wireless, St. John’s, Newfoundland thanks to joe-kster

Did you know that Marconi’s company was selected to supply the wireless for the first (maiden, and last) voyage of the Titanic (15-Apr-1912)? Unfortunately, the wireless operator on duty that fateful night was so preoccupied with sending a huge backlog of passenger wireless messages (to Cape Race, Newfoundland) that he didn't pass on the last 2 warning messages of nearby icebergs to the Titanic captain...
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The poetry of earth is never dead. - John Keats

The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir

A father is a banker provided by nature. - French Proverb

Scenery is fine but human nature is finer. - John Keats

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. - Gary Snyder

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. - William Shakespeare

Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? - Henry Ward Beecher

The most beautiful view is the one I share with you. - Unknown

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. - Lao Tzu

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world. - John Le Carre

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. - Dave Barry

Whatever you do, do it with intelligence, and keep the end in view. - Thomas á Kempis

If anybody starts using me as scenery, I'll return to New York. - Grace Kelly

Death is nature's way of saying, "Your table is ready." - Robin Williams

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. - John Kenneth Galbraith

There's so little money in my bank account, my scenic checks show a ghetto. - Phyllis Diller

In our progress towards the goal, we ever see more and more enchanting scenery. - Mahatma Gandhi

Beauty is the first present nature gives to a woman and the first it takes away. - Fay Weldon

Dreams come true; without that possibility nature would not incite us to have them. - John Updike

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature but beautiful old people are works of art. - Unknown

Like all refugees, I am imprinted with the nature of loss and the necessity for reinvention. - Adrienne Clarkson

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about. - Oscar Wilde

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient, whilst Mother Nature takes care of the cure. - Voltaire

A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor's point of view. - Robert Frost

The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sayin' grace - it's just thankin' Mother Nature, whose 1st name just happens to be Grace. - Archie Bunker

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. - Charles Darwin

No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education. - Plato

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. - Alexander Hamilton

The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? - David Sarnoff

Menopause: because nature decided that pregnancy, labor, delivery, breastfeeding, and stretch marks wasn't enough. - Unknown

To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man. - Joseph Addison

Each patient ought to feel somewhat the better after the physician's visit, irrespective of the nature of the illness. - Warfield Theobald Longcope

A convention is a splendid place to study human nature. Man in a crowd is quite a different creature than man acting alone. - William Jennings Bryan

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen. - George MacDonald

Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee. - Martin H. Fischer

To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat. - Plato

And why should it not be terrifying? A little terror, in my view, is good for the soul, when it is terror in the face of a noble object. - Robertson Davies

Today was about chasing sun-rays, beach waves, and sunsets. All things beautiful that give you peace are worth chasing. Everything else isn't. - April M. Monterrosa


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