On this date in innovation history:

Hedy Lamarr receives a patent with composer George Antheil in 1942 for her invention of frequency hopping wireless communication technology, which is the basis of all cellphone & wifi technologies today.

In 1997, the Electronic Frontier Foundation gave her its prestigious Pioneer Award, three years before her death in Orlando, Florida on January 19, 2000 at age 86.

@ChicagoScott - ah, yes --- the old multi frequency spectrum hopping communications strategy. remember it quite well.

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