Seventh hour timeline

  • 350

    Sumerians record pictographs representing words on clay tablets.

    The pen used was made of sharpened reed stylus.
    Sometimes fired in kilnsto create a permanent record.
  • 450

    Man carves a picture on a woolly mammoth tooth.

    Found in Tata Hungary.
    Found on January 1st.
  • 450

    Chinese develop postal system to deliver written messages.

    Has among the largest delivery in the world.
    They have 77,000 post offices.
  • 450

    Chinese invent printing by inking carved wood blocks.

    Wood block printing is a technique for printing text and images.
    It is used widley in South Asia.
  • Jan 7, 776

    Homing pigeons carry messages about the olympics for the greeks.

    The public used the pigeons as a form of air mail.
    They have been in exsistence for over 4,000 years.
  • Jan 6, 1450

    Johann Gutenberg invents a printing press using movable metal type.

    The letters were carved into the steel punch.
    This was a very slow process.
  • Early newspapers are published in Germany

    The sheets were hand written. Were only restricted to a certain range of topics
  • Mechanical semaphore in invented in france.

    The mechanical sephmaphore was invented by the Chappe brothers.
    The mechanical sephmaphore uses hand-held flags
  • Ada Byron writes the worlds first computer program for computing a machine deigned by Charles Babbage, but never built.

    It was described in 1837.
    Charles Babbage kept on trying to build the machine until he dies in 1871.
  • 1866 the first transmissions over a translantic cable

    First cable to be used for telegraph communication.
    The cable was first made in febuary.
  • Samuel Morse invents the telegraph.

    The dots and dashses are called Morse code.
    The dots and dashes mean different words/Letters.
  • Alexander Grahm Bell invents the telephone.

    There was legal battle between Bell and Elisha Gray about who invented it and Bell won.
    Began with seeking help for the deaf and came up with the telephone.
  • Thomas Edison invents the phonograph, a device to record sound on a wax cylinder.

    The phonograph was thomas edisons most favorite device he has ever made.
    The phonograph was made with two cylinders and tin foil.
  • First long distance phone calls are made.

    It happened on March 27.
    It was between Boston and New York.
  • Gugliermo Marconi sends the first radio signal across the Atlantic ocean.

    Made a wirless tranmitting station.
    Made a kite that supported antenna for reception.
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  • First few homes get television sets to watch broadcasted programs.

    John Beird demonstrated televiosion with moving images.
    The first television show was a demonstration by Bell Telephone labs and AT+T .
  • Fisrt communications satelitte is launched, allowing worldwide live broadcast of the 1964 Olypmics

    Revolved around the earth once per day.
    First olympics to be broadcast internationally.
  • The Internet is is invented by the U.S. government for the military.

    The technology was deemed as inherently unsafe for military use.
    Now pretty much everybody uses the internet.
  • The first email messages are sent.

    Patricia from Canada sent the first email.
    The message said QWERTYUIOP.
  • The personal computer, both small and powerful is invented.

    Made by two men: Wozniak and Steve Jobs.
    They founded apple in 1976.
  • The first emoticon is used in an email.

    Idea first thought of by a man named Scott Fahlman.
    He never mad money off of using emoticons.
  • The first cell phones are available for sale.

    Martin Cooper invented the cell phones.
    The first call was to his rival AT+T.
  • Tim Berners-Lee invents the world wide web.

    The shortened version on world wide web is WWW.
    The web is considered to be a open source project.
  • Marc Anderson creates the first browser program.

    He also invented Mosaic Carchive
    Eric Bince helped him making it.
  • Byzantine ship captains use colored flags to sendsignals across the water.

    Different colored flags tell different messages.
    They also used signs and other things.
  • Chinese develope postal system to deliver written messages

    This service has one of the the largest networks int he world.
    They have 77,000 post offices.