• Telegraph

    Joseph Henry invents the first electric telegraph.
  • Morse Code

    Samuel Morse invents Morse code.
  • Long Distance

    Samuel Morse invents the first long distance electric telegraph line.
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell patents the electric telephone.
  • Direct Dial

    Almon Strowger patents the direct dial telephone or automatic telephone exchange.
  • Wireless Telegraph Improvement

    1894 Guglielmo Marconi improves wireless telegraphy.
  • Answering Machine

    First telephone answering machines.
  • Radidio Signal

    The first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Triode

    Lee Deforest invents the electronic amplifying tube or triode
  • Cross Continental Phone call

    First cross continental telephone call made.
  • Different radidio stations

    First radios with tuners
  • TV signal

    John Logie Baird transmits the first experimental television signal.
  • NBC

    NBC starts two radio networks.
  • TV

    First television broadcasts in England.
  • Golden Age of Radio

    Radio popularity spreads with the "Golden Age" of radio.
  • TV

    First television broadcasts in the United States.
  • Tape Recorder

    Joseph Begun invents the first tape recorder for broadcasting
  • TV

    Television broadcasts able to be taped and edited
  • TV

    Scheduled television broadcasts begin
  • Record

    Long playing record invented
  • TV

    Network television starts in U.S.
  • Xerox Machine

    Chester Carlson invents the photocopier or Xerox machine.
  • Fax Machine

    Xerox invents the Telecopier, the first succesful fax machine.
  • Internet

    The first internet started.
  • Floppy

    The computer floppy disc invented.
  • Pay-PerVeiw

    HBO invents pay-TV service for cable.
  • Cell Phone

    First cellular phone communication network started in Japan
  • Cell Phones

    First cellular phone network started in the United States.
  • Vehicle Cell phones

    Cellular telephones in cars become wide-spread.
  • WWW.

    American government releases control of internet and WWw. is born.