Arts and Culture


Posted on: Wed 11 Aug 2021

On this day in history:

In 1942, Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil received a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system.
The tech is also the main base for a lot of our modern devices and systems such as wireless telephones, two-way radio, Bluetooth, GPS, and even Wi-Fi.

In 1885, a drive to raise $100,000 to build a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty was achieved. The money which is equivalent to $2.3 million today was donated by over 120,000 citizens after funding to complete the landmark was vetoed by congress twice.

In 2008, Canadian singer and songwriter Feist appeared on Sesame Street to perform her song 1234 as a children’s counting song. The segment was incredibly popular with the song having 900 million views on Youtube.

Breakfast producer Alex Capurso joins Breakfast’s Zoe Kounadis and Tom Mann to tell us more about these moments in history.

Image: Flickr
Produced by Alex Capurso


Other stories