Alec Cain music history

  • First electronic message service

    First electronic message service
  • New competition for the future western union

    New competition for the future western union
    The New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company acquires several competing companies and changes its name to Western Union; its service of delivering Telegrams will continue until January 27, 2006 -- 150 years after the name change
  • first transcontinental telegraph line

     first transcontinental telegraph line
    Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line -- providing fast, coast-to-coast communications during the U.S. Civil War.
  • Remington-Rand.

  • audio theatre

    audio theatre
  • light bulb

    light bulb
    Edison issued a patent for the electric incandescent light bulb; wires part of New York with DC current to power street lights and lights in wealthy homes.
  • flat records

    flat records
    Emile Berliner invents the flat record player ("gramophone") using acoustic horn and licenses technology to record companies who make "70-rpm" disks
  • wire sound recording

    wire sound recording
    Danish inventor Valdemar Poulson invents magnetic wire sound recording
  • first million seller song

    first million seller song
    The first "million-seller" song hit (sold via sheet music) was "After The Ball" by Charles K. Harris, who was both its composer and publisher.
  • orchestra