History in Music and Technology from 1850-2006

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  • The first electronic messaging service was found, called The New York and Mississippi Valley Printing telegraph company

    The first electronic messaging service was found, called The New York and Mississippi Valley Printing telegraph company
  • western unions first transcontential telegraph line

    western unions first transcontential telegraph line
  • Alexander Graham Bell Issued a Patent For the Telephone.

    Alexander Graham Bell Issued a Patent For the Telephone.
  • Edison invents the Phonograph

    Edison invents the Phonograph
  • Emile Berliner Invents the first Microphone

    Emile Berliner Invents the first Microphone
  • Emile Berliner Invents the flat record player "Gramophone"

    Emile Berliner Invents the flat record player "Gramophone"
  • Louis Glass Invents the modern Jukebox

    Louis Glass Invents the modern Jukebox
  • Valdemar Poulson Invents Magnetic Wire Sound Recording.

    Valdemar Poulson Invents Magnetic Wire Sound Recording.
  • "Tin Pin Alley" Music Publishers began renting offices on 28th street in NYC.

    "Tin Pin Alley" Music Publishers began renting offices on 28th street in NYC.
  • First Million- Seller song hit (sheet music) "After The Ball"

    First Million- Seller song hit (sheet music) "After The Ball"
  • An Orchrestra was used with (silent) motion pictures in london for the first time.

    An Orchrestra was used with (silent) motion pictures in london for the first time.
  • Guglielmo Marconi is granted his first British patent for wireless telegraphy.

    Guglielmo Marconi is granted his first British patent for wireless telegraphy.
  • Eldredge Johnson Perfects mass duplication of pre-recorded flat disks.

    Eldredge Johnson Perfects mass duplication of pre-recorded flat disks.
  • RCA Victorla Model record player was introduced

    RCA Victorla Model record player was introduced
  • John Ambros Fleming makes the first vacuum tube called a "valve"

    John Ambros Fleming makes the first vacuum tube called a "valve"
  • Le De Forest first triode vaccum tube "Audion"

    Le De Forest first triode vaccum tube "Audion"
  • First Double Sided Phonograph are introduced by Columbia

    First Double Sided Phonograph are introduced by Columbia
  • Charles "Doc" Herrold and Ray Newby began experimenting "wireless voice' and music broadcasting.

    Charles "Doc" Herrold and Ray Newby began experimenting "wireless voice' and music broadcasting.
  • Disk recording overtake cylinders in the popular market.

    Disk recording overtake cylinders in the popular market.
    Columbia drops cylinders.
  • Edison Co. Finally Introduces a disk player

    Edison Co. Finally Introduces a disk player
    Now that the cylinder market is gone.
  • First Transcontinental telephone call.

    First Transcontinental telephone call.
    The call was made from New York to San Francisco.
  • Origanl Dixie land Jazz Make the first "Jazz" Recording

    Origanl Dixie land Jazz Make the first "Jazz" Recording
  • Vitaphone is introduced

    Vitaphone is introduced
    Vitaphone is a sound system that synchronized music and sound effcts with a motion picture.
  • Bell Laboratories develops a 33 1/3 rpm disk to synch a music track

    Bell Laboratories develops a 33 1/3 rpm disk to synch a music track
    Bell Laboratoreies developed the disk system for The Warner Brothers Film "Don Juan" containing music composed by Willam Axt. The system is similar to the vitaphone.
  • Scotsman John Logie Baird invents Mechanical Television

    Scotsman John Logie Baird invents Mechanical Television
    He called is the "Televisor" a postcard sized black and pink image with 30 scan lines running at the flickering 12 1/2 frames per second.
  • Phil Farnsworth Transmits the first "electric television" picture

    Phil Farnsworth Transmits the first "electric television" picture
    it was about the size of a postage stamp, and inch and a half square. This was done in his San Francisco Laboratory.
  • Milton Berle First person to be seen on television.

    Milton Berle First person to be seen on television.
    He was seen on an experimental broadcast; but it would be another 20 years before his network tv show for texaco would be result in him becoming known throughout the country as "Mr.Television."
  • scotsman John Logie Baird demonstrate his mechanical tv

    scotsman John Logie Baird demonstrate his mechanical tv
    transmitting its signal from England to the United States over the Antlantic ocean.
  • Billboard Magazine publishes its first music chart.

    Billboard Magazine publishes its first music chart.
    The chart was of performed songs.
  • Edison Co ceases the manufacturing of sound recordings.

    Edison Co ceases the manufacturing of sound recordings.
  • Phil farnworth transmits the first tv picture of a living person

    Phil farnworth transmits the first tv picture of a living person
    The person was his wife, in his San Fracisco laboratory; the picture is only about 3 1/2 inches square
  • Duke Ellington recording of "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"

    Duke Ellington recording of "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"
    http://youtu.be/qDQpZT3GhDg
    Starts the swing music dance craze.
  • RCA worked on a 33 1/3 rpm record system.

    RCA worked on a 33 1/3 rpm record system.
    The system failrs becasue of the material does not stand up to repeated plays. sixeen more years will pass before a system of "long-playing' records is developed that is good enough for widespread consumer use.
  • Vladimi Zworykin applies for a patent on a tv camera

    Vladimi Zworykin applies for a patent on a tv camera
    Vaccum tube he calls the "iconoscope"
  • The first episode of "The Lone Ranger" radio series debuts.

    The first episode of "The Lone Ranger" radio series debuts.
    it debuted on radio station WXyz in etroit. Director Jim Jewell made the decision not to use the stuido Organ the music, but to score the new series with a recorded classical music "William Tell" overture.
  • Western Union introduces the first "singing telegram" service

    Western Union introduces the first "singing telegram" service
  • Ricard M Hollingshead opened the first drive in movie theater

    Ricard M Hollingshead opened the first drive in movie theater
    He opened the theater in Camden, New Jersery. His company was called "Park-in Theaters, in"
  • Harry Lubke built an electronic television transmitter

    Harry Lubke built an electronic television transmitter
    He built it for the Don Lee System in Hollywood. It transmitted one hour per day, six days per week, using 300 scan lines at 20 frames per second, and claims to be the first TV station in the US
  • The NBC Symphony Orchestra premiered

    The NBC Symphony Orchestra premiered
    the broadcast began a 17 year run under the direction of Aturo Toscanini.
  • Regular FM radio broadcating begins in New York City

    Regular FM radio broadcating begins in New York City
  • The first able tv system appears for carrying tv signal

    The first able tv system appears for carrying tv signal
    the televisions got sgnals by wire into areas that are geographically remoted. the television was called Community Antenna TeleVisioion systems.
  • The Audio Engineering Socierty is formed

    The Audio Engineering Socierty is formed
    the AES
  • CBS tv broadcasted the first colored tv programs

    CBS tv broadcasted the first colored tv programs
    it aired in five cities
  • Rca finally gave in to market pressure

    Rca finally gave in to market pressure
    they start producing 33 1/3 microgroove LPs to compete with columbia and others.
  • Zenith introduces the 'Lazy boy" television remote

    Zenith introduces the 'Lazy boy" television remote
    the remote had a cable.
  • CBS Eye Network logo debuts

    CBS Eye Network logo debuts
    Designed by network art director Willion Golden.
  • The first episode of "I Love Lucy" aired

    The first episode of "I Love Lucy" aired
    on the CBS television network. It was filmed with three cameras simultaneously in front of a "live" audience.
  • The recording industry association of america is formed

    The recording industry association of america is formed
  • The first pre-recorded reel to reel tape is offered to sale.

    The first pre-recorded reel to reel tape is offered to sale.
  • The first tansistor radio went on sale in the U.S.

    The first tansistor radio went on sale in the U.S.
    it was named Regency TR-1
  • Swanson employee Gerry Thomas invents the frozen T.V. Dinner

    Swanson employee Gerry Thomas invents the frozen T.V. Dinner
    he invented it to get rid of extra turkey.
  • ampex Co. of Redwood City, CA demonstrated the first videotape system

    ampex Co. of Redwood City, CA demonstrated the first videotape system
  • The "NBC Peacock" logo debuts

    The "NBC Peacock" logo debuts
    the symbol of compatible "living color" it was designed by Fred Knapp and the NBC graphics department under John J Graham.
  • Compatible stereo disks and record players are offered for sale

    Compatible stereo disks and record players are offered for sale
    33 1/3 and 45rpm
  • Sony introduces the first "solid state" TV set

    Sony introduces the first "solid state" TV set
    the tv set uses transistors instead of vacuum tube.
  • compact stereo tape cassettes and players are developed by Phillips

    compact stereo tape cassettes and players are developed by Phillips
  • Douglas C engelbart Demostrates the first computer mouse

    Douglas C engelbart Demostrates the first computer mouse
    which is made out of wood.
  • The internet begins as a link between four university labs

    The internet begins as a link between four university labs
    called ARPANET
  • Ray Tomlinson created ARPANET and Email program

    Ray Tomlinson created ARPANET and Email program
    the EMail program called SNDMAG short for send message ARPANET (later internet)
  • Gloria Gaynor records "Never Can Say Goodbye"

    Gloria Gaynor records "Never Can Say Goodbye"
    The first disco record on US radio
  • The first all solid state video cameras are introduced

    The first all solid state video cameras are introduced
    Bell Labs "CCD" (charge-coupled device) instead of an Image orthicon or Plumbicon camera tube.
  • A four channel noise reduction system

    A four channel noise reduction system
    it's an optical sound track for the 35 mm film it was introduced by the Dolby Labs
  • Garrett Brown invents the gyroscopic steadicam

    Garrett Brown invents the gyroscopic steadicam
    a motion picture camera stabilier mount, worn by the cameraman himself, first used in the movie "Rocky"
  • The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" is the first hip hop record to reach top 40 radio

    The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" is the first hip hop record to reach top 40 radio
  • The MTV Music TV Cable Network Debuts on air at Midnight

    The MTV Music TV Cable Network Debuts on air at Midnight
  • The digital compact disc is introduced

    The digital compact disc is introduced
    it was introduced conglomerate
  • The first CD realsed in Japan

    The first CD realsed in Japan
    It is a Bill Joel's "52nd Street"
  • U.S. Computing student Fred Cohen created the ffirst computer virus

    U.S. Computing student Fred Cohen created the ffirst computer virus
    as a research project
  • NBC broadcasts the first television programs with stereo sound

    NBC broadcasts the first television programs with stereo sound
  • CEDAR Audio develops a Noise Reduction stystem

    CEDAR Audio develops a Noise Reduction stystem
    it fixed clicks, pops, and crackles from old records re-mastered for release on CD's.
  • Phillips introduces a digital audio tape recorder

    Phillips introduces a digital audio tape recorder
  • Time Berners Lee programmed the first practical web browser

    Time Berners Lee programmed the first practical web browser
    it was known as Nexus, incorportation both FTP and HTTP
  • The "SoundScan" barcode tracking system of reporting music

    The "SoundScan" barcode tracking system of reporting music
    recording sales begins to bring accurate sales figures to record charts; Country music is now a bigger segment.
  • Moving picture exoerst group MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3

    Moving picture exoerst group MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
    it compressed audiofile format and becomes a international standard, and eventually the most popular format.
  • The internet starts to "take off"

    The internet starts to "take off"
    Junk mail begins and world wide web being discovered.
  • personal computers outsell tv sets for the first time in the US

    personal computers outsell tv sets for the first time in the US
  • Ebay starts out as "AuctionWeb.com"

    Ebay starts out as "AuctionWeb.com"
  • the DVD increases capacity

    the DVD increases capacity
  • The world falls in love with everything internet

    The world falls in love with everything internet
  • First regular transmissions of HDTV begin in major cities.

    First regular transmissions of HDTV begin in major cities.
    HDTV (high definition Television)
  • recordable CD-R digital audio disc technology

    recordable CD-R digital audio disc technology
    becomes a part of personal computer systems
  • Internet bubble burst leading to a recession of the inflated tech industry

    Internet bubble burst leading to a recession of the inflated tech industry
  • First year recording sale actually decline

    First year recording sale actually decline
    record industries blame online music swapping.
  • Digital electronic books become a small part of publishing industry

    Digital electronic books become a small part of publishing industry
  • Apple computer introduces the Ipodportable music player

    Apple computer introduces the Ipodportable music player
  • DVD video disk players outsell VHS cassette players for the first time.

    DVD video disk players outsell VHS cassette players for the first time.
  • F.C.C requires all new U.S telvision tv sets to include digital recerivers

    F.C.C requires all new U.S telvision tv sets to include digital recerivers
  • Retailers announed they will stop selling VHS cassette tapes

    Retailers announed they will stop selling VHS cassette tapes
  • Western Union stopped delievering telegrams

    Western Union stopped delievering telegrams
    Their primar business is still money transfers
  • TV screen gets more junked up by "Crawls"

    TV screen gets more junked up by "Crawls"
    banners at the bottom of the screen and other distracting dicisions of the screen in imitaiont of computer desktops.