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120th anniversary of Marconi radio transmission is highlight of summer at The Needles on Isle of Wight

Five weeks of free summer fun this August at The Needles

A day of celebrations to mark the 120th anniversary of the first radio transmission by Marconi from The Needles is the highlight of five weeks of free summer fun at the Isle of Wight’s landmark attraction.

Marconi Day on Monday, August 14 will mark the achievement of Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi who successfully sent the first long-distance radio transmission from his base at The Needles more than a century ago.

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