Today in History - December 12

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Wednesday, Dec 12 2012 by

1862 – USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River, becoming the first armored ship to be sunk by an electrically detonated mine.

USS Cairo (Google Maps)
USS Cairo

1901 – Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John’s, Newfoundland.

Obelisk Marconi (Birds Eye)
Obelisk Marconi