communications timeline

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  • morse code

    In 1809 Samuel Morse invented crude telegraph.morse code little white dots that help blind people lern how to read
  • The first microphone

    The fist microphone was created by Charles Wheatstone in the year 1821.
  • Joseph Henry created the elictric telegraph

    In 1831 Joseph Henry invented the electric telegraph .It was creat at British physicists.
  • fax machine

    In 1843 Samuel Morse created the fax machine. A fax is a machince that sends paper to another machine
  • pony express

    In 1861 United States starts the Pony Express for mail delivery. A machine that flashed a series of still photographs onto a screen.
  • modern typewriter

    In 1867 Sholes was a U.S. mechanical engineer who invented the first practical modern typewriter, patented in 1868. (by Remington Arms Company)
  • telephone.

    In the 1870s, two inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham.
    It let two or more people talk to each other.
  • gramophone

    On November 8 1887, Emile Berliner, a German immigrant working in Washington D.C., patented a successful system of sound recording. Berliner was the first inventor to stop recording on cylinders and start recording on flat disks or records.
  • kodak cameras

    In 1888, George Eastman invented dry, transparent, and flexible, photographic film (or rolled photography film) and the Kodak cameras that could use the new film.
  • bell phone

    The first Bell telephone company started in 1878. This is now known as the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), which was incorporated in 1885.
  • improving the telephone

    Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor, proved the feasibility of radio communication. He sent and received his first radio signal in Italy in 1895.
  • First telephone answering machines.

    According to "Adventures in Cybersound: Valdemar Poulsen, the Danish telephone engineer and inventor, patented what he called a telegraphone in 1898.
  • magnetic recordings

    Valdemar Poulsen (1869-1942) was a Danish electrical engineer and inventor. Poulsen invented the telegraphone for recording telephone conversations and the Poulsen Arc Transmitter.
  • transmitts first radio singls

    Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland - the first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • triode

    The prolific American inventor Lee De Forest (1873-1961) is one of several pioneers of radio development. De Forest experimented with receiving long-distance radio signals and in 1907 patented an electronic device named the audion. Until this time, the radion was considered little more than "wireless telagraphy," since it sent Morse code (dots and dashes) instead of conveying actual sound. De Forest's new three-electrode (triode) vacuum tube boosted radio waves as they were received and made pos
  • talkin motion picture

    Thomas Edison's interest in motion pictures began before 1888, however, the visit of Eadweard Muybridge to his laboratory in West Orange in February of that year certainly stimulated his resolve to invent a camera for motion pictures.
  • first telepgone frome state to state

    First cross continental telephone call made.
  • first radio with tuners

    First radios with tuners - different stations.
  • the first television

    The television or iconoscope (cathode-ray tube) invented by Vladimir Kosma Zworykin - first television camera.
  • NBA starts to radio networks

    NBC starts two radio networks.
    CBS founded.
    First television broadcasts in England.
    Warner Brothers releases "The Jazz Singer" the first successful talking motion picture.
  • first television brodcast

    Radio popularity spreads with the "Golden Age" of radio.
    First television broadcasts in the United States.
    Movietone system of recording film sound on an audio track right on the film invented.
  • first recoreder for brodcasting

    Joseph Begun invents the first tape recorder for broadcasting - first magnetic recording.
  • first commercial for computers

    Computers are first sold commercially.
  • the first Satellite

    the Sputnik was created in 1957. It was invented at Nasa.
  • photo copier

    Chester Carlson invents the photocopier or Xerox machine.
    Integrated Circuit invented - enabling the further miniaturization of electronic devices and computers.
  • the first succsesful fax machine

    Xerox invents the Telecopier - the first successful fax machine.
  • the first internet was started

    ARPANET - the first Internet started.
  • home computer

    Apple I home computer invented.
    First nationwide programming - via satellite and implemented by Ted Turner.
  • first cell phone

    First cellular phone communication network started in Japan..
  • internet

    American government releases control of internet and WWW is born - making communication at lightspeed.