16th, March is the Birthday of the Radio inventor A.S. Popov.

16th, March marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Popov, a Russian physicist and electrical engineer, one of the inventors of radio.

Alexander S. Popov was born in the village of Turyinsky Rudniki (now Krasnoturyinsk, Sverdlovsk region). 
He set a goal to design a wireless alarm system for the fleet based on electromagnetic waves. At the first stage, Popov found a sensitive indicator of electromagnetic waves - E. Branly’s radio conductor. At the second stage of the experiment, Popov created the radio receiver directly. By the spring of 1895 a reliable and sensitive device was ready. On 7th, May, 1895, a meeting of the Russian Physico-Chemical Society took place in St. Petersburg, where Alexander Popov showed the effect of his invention, which, in fact, was the first radio receiver in the world. In commemoration of this event since 7th, May 1945 is celebrated in Russia as Radio Day. Popov also studied X-rays and made the first Russian X-rays of objects and parts of the human body.
The activities of Popov was evaluated, he received the Grand Gold Medal at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900.