COMMUNICATION By davidsimmons Jan 1, 1831 Telegraph Joseph Henry invents the first electric telegraph. Jan 1, 1835 Morse Code Samuel Morse invents Morse code. Jan 1, 1843 Long Distance Samuel Morse invents the first long distance electric telegraph line. Jan 1, 1876 Telephone Alexander Graham Bell patents the electric telephone. Jan 1, 1889 Direct Dial Almon Strowger patents the direct dial telephone or automatic telephone exchange. Jan 1, 1894 Wireless Telegraph Improvement 1894 Guglielmo Marconi improves wireless telegraphy. Jan 1, 1898 Answering Machine First telephone answering machines. Jan 1, 1902 Radidio Signal The first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean. Jan 1, 1906 Triode Lee Deforest invents the electronic amplifying tube or triode Aug 1, 1914 Cross Continental Phone call First cross continental telephone call made. Jan 1, 1916 Different radidio stations First radios with tuners Jan 1, 1925 TV signal John Logie Baird transmits the first experimental television signal. Jan 1, 1927 NBC NBC starts two radio networks. Jan 1, 1927 TV First television broadcasts in England. Jan 1, 1930 Golden Age of Radio Radio popularity spreads with the "Golden Age" of radio. Jan 1, 1930 TV First television broadcasts in the United States. Jan 1, 1934 Tape Recorder Joseph Begun invents the first tape recorder for broadcasting Jan 1, 1938 TV Television broadcasts able to be taped and edited Jan 1, 1939 TV Scheduled television broadcasts begin Jan 1, 1948 Record Long playing record invented Jan 1, 1949 TV Network television starts in U.S. Jan 1, 1958 Xerox Machine Chester Carlson invents the photocopier or Xerox machine. Jan 1, 1966 Fax Machine Xerox invents the Telecopier, the first succesful fax machine. Jan 1, 1969 Internet The first internet started. Jan 1, 1971 Floppy The computer floppy disc invented. Jan 1, 1972 Pay-PerVeiw HBO invents pay-TV service for cable. Jan 1, 1979 Cell Phone First cellular phone communication network started in Japan Jan 1, 1983 Cell Phones First cellular phone network started in the United States. Jan 1, 1985 Vehicle Cell phones Cellular telephones in cars become wide-spread. Jan 1, 1994 WWW. American government releases control of internet and WWw. is born.