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This Day In History

July 31, 1875
Today in 1875: Former president Andrew Johnson dies of a stroke at age 66. This is a ticket to his 1868 impeachment trial.

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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