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August 2, 1990
Today in 1990: Iraq begins the invasion of neighboring Kuwait. Gen. Colin Powell wore this uniform in the ensuing military actions, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

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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