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“SOS” Distress Signal 1906: “SOS” Distress Signal
3.10.1906: “SOS” Distress Signal
The SOS signal, “Save Our Souls”, replaced the “CQD signal” (“Come Quick Danger”) as international distress signal due to an agreement between the British Marconi Wireless Company and the German Telefunk Organisation. It was first transmitted on 10 July 1909 from the distressed ship “Slavonia”. It wasn’t until the luxury liner Titanic sunk in 1912 that decrees and laws were passed in which it was stipulated that larger ships should have radio contacts.
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What historic event is celebrated in Germany on October 3?
  The collapse of communism
  The Octoberfest
  German reunification