Marconi transmitted radio signals for about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) at the end of 1895.
He was awarded a patent for radio with British patent No. 12,039, "Improvements in Transmitting Electrical Impulses and Signals and in Apparatus There-for".
The application in England was first submitted on June 2, 1896 and the final complete specification was filed March 2,1897.
In 1897 Nikola Tesla filed his own basic radio patent applications in th U.S. They were granted in 1900. The controversy over who ‘really’ invented the radio continues to the present day.
Any thoughts on the 'real inventor?