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Posts Tagged ‘RCA’


FDR makes his “Four Freedoms” speech before Congress on January 6th. They are freedom of speech, of religion, from want, from fear. In preparation for World War II, President Roosevelt creates the Office of Coordinator of Information (COI). General William “Wild Bill” Donovan heads the new intelligence service. Pearl Harbor is attacked by Japan. Congress declares war […]


RCA hired Alfred Goldsmith as consulting head of Research Department while he taught electrical engineering at the City College of New York. Two years later, Goldsmith led a crew of engineers, technicians, and scientists to the new Technical and Test Laboratory opposite Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx in New York City. There they tried to maintain […]


RCA founded. Within a year of its foundation, engineers began publishing papers and organizing the study of long-range radio communications. The Rockefeller Foundation’s work in the natural sciences begins, with support to the National Research Council to establish fellowships in physics and chemistry. More than $4.5 million is expended over 33 years to train more than 1,000 individuals. During a […]