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This Day In History

July 28, 1945
Today in 1945: A B-25 bomber flying in heavy fog crashes into the Empire State Building, killing 14. This blueprint of the iconic building is from 1968.

Video: Radio Fax

Radio Fax episode

Although we might think of fax machines as a relatively recent (if somewhat dated) technology, our newest Founding Fragments episode uncovers the surprising truth. Host Tory Altman speaks with Hal Wallace of the Museum's electricity collection about a futuristic 1930s device that used radio signals to transmit images.

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