Tuesday, September 23, 2008
If you ever want to read a great true crime/historical piece, pick up a copy of Erik Larson's Thunderstruck. It's the story of Guglielmo Marconi and the invention of transatlantic, wireless communication that resulted in solving a murder and solidifying wireless as the primary means of communication between Europe and North America.
This memorial to Marconi is located in Mt. Pleasant at Lamont and 16th Streets NW. I couldn't find any information regarding how this bust memorializing Marconi came to be in Washington, in general, and at this location, in particular. If anyone has any information about this statue, let me know.
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