CMT 11 Timeline

  • Sep 10, 1000


    Hieroglyphs were used in Ancient Eqypt from 3200BC - 400AD. They contain over 2000 different characters each meaning something different. They were mainly used by priests and not day to day use.
  • Carrier Pigeon

    Carrier Pigeon
    Carrier Pigeons were used as far back as the 1800's. Greeks used them to deliver the winners of the olympics and Ancient Romans used them to tell how they had places in chariot races.
  • Morse Code

    Morse Code
    Morse Code was invented by Samuel Morse in 1835. It is made up of short and long taps to represent letters, numbers, and puntuation.
  • Phonograph

    A phonograph plays recorded music and was very popular through the 1870-1980.
  • First Telephone Call

    First Telephone Call
    Alexander Grambell invented the first telephone. He made the first telephone call on March 10, 1876. The words spoken in the first call were "Mr. Watson, come here, i need you" - Alexander Grambell.
  • Invention of the Internet

    Invention of the Internet
    The invention of the internet started in the 1950's and continued into the 1990's. The www in front of a web adress was created by an Englishmen in 1989. The internet was created by the American military for communication use during war.
  • Colour Television

    Colour Television
    The first colour television came out in 1954. Colour television didn't come out in Canada until 1966. Colour television can be created by broadcasting three monochrome images in colours red, green, and blue.
  • First Satelite

    First Satelite
    The first satelite was named Sputnik and weighed about 184 pounds.
  • Pong

    Pong was one of the earliest arcade games. It had 2D graphics and was manafactured by Atari Inc.
  • GPS Systems

    GPS Systems
    $12 billion went into the invention of GPS systems. It wasnt created by one person, but by a team. A GPS system tells you your latitude, longitude, and altitude.
  • Cell phones

    Cell phones
    Cell phones were created in April of 1973 by Martin Cooper. The first cell phone was made by the company Motorola.
  • DVD Players

    DVD Players
    The first DVD player came out in America in 1997. It came out a year earlier in 1996 in Japan. The first DVD player was created by the company Philips.