Alexander Stepanovich Popov (nonfiction)
Popov's work as a teacher at a Russian naval school led him to explore high frequency electrical phenomena.
On May 7, 1895 he presented a paper on a wireless lightning detector he had built that worked via using a coherer to detect radio noise from lightning strikes. This day is celebrated in the Russian Federation as Radio Day. In a March 24, 1896 demonstration he used radio waves to transmit a message between different campus buildings in St Petersburg.
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