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Hedy Lamarr, beauty and inventor

On 11 August 1942, Lamarr and her partner received a patent for radio “frequency hopping”.

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An establishment for “the increase and diffusion of knowledge”

On 10 August 1846, Congress passed the Act that established the Smithsonian Institution.

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First email from space

Space Shuttle Atlantis astronauts sent an email to Johnson Space Center, using an Apple Portable computer, on 09 August 1991.