History of Communication By linderandlaura Period: Jan 1, 1800 to Aug 23, 2010 History of Communicating Technology Timeline of great inventions used for communication. Jan 1, 1814 Joseph Neipce-First Photographic Image Beginning of photography and pictures everywhere. Jan 1, 1821 Charles Wheatstone-First Microphone Microphones help us to hear what people on the T.V. are saying or help us hear a person in a big crowd. Aug 23, 1831 Joseph Henry-First Telegraph Helped send messages across long distances. Jan 1, 1835 Samuel Morse-Morse Code, which was used by the Telegraph. Morse code is a set of dots and dashes put together that translates into english words. Jan 1, 1843 Samuel Morse-Fax machine. Used to copy an image and send it through the teleohone wires to another fax machine and copy it there. Jan 1, 1861 United States starts the Pony Express The Pony Express was a mail service used across the great plains. Jan 1, 1867 American, Sholes the first successful and modern typewriter. Starts the creation of books and magazines. Jan 1, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell patents the electric telephone. We use teleohoines today to communicate from a long distance. Aug 1, 1876 Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph - an office copying machine. Helps save time instead of creating the same thing over and over again. Aug 25, 1876 Melvyl Dewey writes the Dewey Decimal System for ordering library books. Idk what the dewey decimal system is. And i dont feel like looking it up right now. :P Jan 1, 1887 Emile Berliner invents the gramophone - a system of recording which could be used over and over again. Aug 23, 1888 George Eastman patents Kodak roll film camera. Aug 23, 1889 Almon Strowger patents the direct automatic telephone exchange. Aug 23, 1894 Guglielmo Marconi-Makes wireless Telegraphy better. Aug 23, 1898 First telephone Answering Machines.