Friday, January 4, 2008

On this day in Our Islands History

In 1913, The priest Samuel Turbide brings to the convent the bulletin marconigramme. For the most part, the news is political in nature. This bulletin was composed by Joseph Lebourdais, son of Augustus Lebourdais, father of modern Islands communication.

- From the chronicle's of historian Father Frédéric Landry
Événements Historiques Agenda (Septembre 1993 à Septembre 1994)

This activity on it's own does not seem so special. However, coupled with the fact that the under water cable had been severed in 1910 and there was no communication at all to the islands for a while, this action seems quite amazing, given that it was a simple broadcast of political news.

If anyone has any ideas on the subject, please feel free to make suggestions in the comment section of this posting!

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