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Hedy Lamarr

Wireless Communications Pioneer
Born: 11-9-1914 in Vienna, Austria

This movie star developed a "Secret Communication System." By manipulating radio frequencies, the invention formed an unbreakable code to prevent classified messages from being intercepted by enemy personnel. The invention would galvanize the digital communications boom, forming the technical backbone that makes cellular phones, fax machines and other wireless operations possible.

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