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  • The British colonies' first printing press

    The British colonies' first printing press
    In, 1638, first printing press was used in the British colonies. The printing press was brought here, to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, from Great Britain by Reverend Joseph Glover, who left Great Britain, after he was deprived of his position by the Church of England. Stephen Daye, who Glover paid for his family and him to reach the colonies, ran the press and was a locksmith by trade.
  • First press printed literature in the British Colonies

    First press printed literature in the British Colonies
    Stephen Daye printed the first press work "Oath of a Freeman"; in Cambridge, Ma; under the direction of the first schoolmaster of Harvard, Nathaniel Eaton. "Oath of a Freeman" was first written in 1631. History of "Oath of a Freeman"
  • The Bay Psalm Book printed by press

    The Bay Psalm Book printed by press
    Now considered the most valuable book in the world, the Bay Psalm Book was printed by Stephen Daye. Eleven are currently left still in existence throughout the whole world. One recently sold for 14 million dollars on auction at Sotheby's in New York. $14 million dollar sale record on the first book printed in the U.S.
  • The first newspaper published in the British Colonies

    The first newspaper published in the British Colonies
    Printed and editted on September 25, 1690, "Publick Occurrences", was the first newpaper printed in early United States history. It was printed by Richards Pierce and edited by Benjamin Harris in Boston. "[Publick Occurrences, 1690]"
  • North American Postal Service created

    North American Postal Service created
    On the 17th of February 1692 the North American Postal service was put into operation by a 21-year grant from the British Crown. This is the first official organization of mail in the United States. Thomas Neale was the original operator of it and ran with from within England and appointed Andrew Hamilton, the appointed New Jersey governor, as his deputy. The history of the USPS
  • The first magazine printed in the United States

    The first magazine printed in the United States
    In 1741, Andrew Bradford published the first ever magazine just three days before Benjamin Franklin did. This first magazine was "American Magazine".
  • United States Postal Service established

    United States Postal Service established
    In 1775 the United States Congress established the United States Postal Service and the first postmaster general was Benjamin Franklin. USPS History
  • Earliest Photograph

    Earliest Photograph
    In 1822, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce produced the first photograph. He used a different process called "heliography". This heliograph was destroyed by accident in an attempt to copy it. The current and oldest survivor in photgraphy was also done by Niépce in 1825. Heliography
  • Crank-driven Calculator (The Difference Engine)

    Crank-driven Calculator (The Difference Engine)
    This is the considered the first computer and it was designed by Charles Babbage and only partially finished. It was then finished much later in history and calculates long equations. The Difference Engine
  • World's Oldest Audio Recording

    World's Oldest Audio Recording
    On the 9th of April 1857, Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville made the first recording using paper blackened by smoke and tracing the sound waves into it. This technology is known as "phonautograph" and was unplayable for more than a century. It also predates Edison's recording by 20 years. World's Oldest Recording
  • Worlds first audio playback

    Worlds first audio playback
    Thomas Edison, the inventor of Alternating Current, was the inventor of the phonograph; the first sound playback system. It was thought to be the first recording system too. However, in 2008, this was proven completely wrong. That title was owed to the inventor of the phonautograph, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, back in 1857 and twenty years prior to this date. Phonograph
  • World's First Projection in Motion

    World's First Projection in Motion
    Eadweard Muybridge was the first photographer that used pictures in a series to project a moving image to a screen. He first took the pictures in 1878 , called "Sallie Gardner at a Gallop", and developed the "zoopraxiscope" to project them. He was greatly overshadowed by Thomas Edison in 1889 and the Lumière brothers in 1895 for their films using celluloid film. On Eadweard Muybridge
  • Sound-Film Integration

    Sound-Film Integration
    Thomas Edison in 1985 merges his Kinetoscope and cylinder phonograph into the Kinetophone. This is known as the first sound-film system with live recorded sound. There wasn't full integration though and the system had to be manually synced. The syncing of audio and video automatically didn't happen until 1919 with Lee De Forest's optical sound-on-film. Kinetophone
  • First usage of the term Augmented Reality

    First usage of the term Augmented Reality
    Author L. Frank Baum, in his novel "The Master Key: An Electric Fairy Tale Founded Upon the Mysteries of Electricity," wrote about a set of electronic glasses. These glasses allowed the wearer to look into a person's character. The Master Key
  • World's First Television Broadcast

    World's First Television Broadcast
    The Queen's Messenger, in 1928, was the first ever demonstrated television broadcast using what is called a Nipkow disk. This demonstration was setup by General Electric at their factory in Schenectady, NY. Early Television Broadcasting timeline
  • World's first electrical computer

    World's first electrical computer
    The Atanasoff-Berry Computer was the first computer that ran exclusively on electricity. It was at the forefront of a long debate as the ENIAC machine from the University of Pennsylvania had registered patents before John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry. However, a federal judge, in 1973 said the ENIAC wasn't the first digital computer as the ABC was created years before. Atanasoff-Berry Computer
  • The first programmable computer

    The first programmable computer
    The EDSAC, or Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator, was built at Cambridge University and completed its first task in 1949. It was considered the first designed computer that could be programmed. EDSAC history
  • First head-mounted display system

    First head-mounted display system
    Ivan Sutherland first developed the head mounted display system. "The Sword of Damocles" was mounted to the ceiling and the user saw computer generated wire-frame drawings. A head-mounted three dimensional display
  • The First Graphical User Interface and Mouse

    The First Graphical User Interface and Mouse
    Douglas C. Englebart developed the first GUI called NLS. He also developed the first plans for a early mouse peripheral. This is the first time the "augmented" term was used when referring to computers. The demonstration was called "Augmenting Human Intellect". Augmenting Human Intellect
  • The Inception of ARPANET

    The Inception of ARPANET
    Considered the granddad of the modern Internet, ARPANET was a network of computers that could speak over long distances. The concept came about in 1967, but wasn't implemented until 1969. The first usage of it connected four universities together. The first usage of ARPANET was research and development. ARPANET
  • The first personal computer

    The first personal computer
    1971, John Blankenbaker designed and produced the first pc called the Kenbak-1. It utilized small- and medium- scale integrated circuits, called ICs. It also featured switches and lights for input/output and came with 256 bytes of memory. Only 40 of these were sold throughout the world and his company, Kenbak Corporation, went bankrupt in 1973. About the Kenbak-1
  • The first personal computer, as we know it, and Micro-soft

    The first personal computer, as we know it, and Micro-soft
    This was the first computer as we know it. It may not look like much but the Altair 8800 was the first computer that featured upgrade-able memory, tape data storage, floppy drive, and support for a monitor plus keyboard. It ultimately led to the beginning of Micro-soft, when Bill Gates and Paul Allen began programming on Altair Basic, the language for the system. Micro-Soft built and programmed Altair systems as their first product. Altair 8800
  • QDOS Ships

    QDOS Ships
    The Quick and Dirty Operating System (QDOS) was created by Seattle Computer Products. It originally shipped in August 1980 and was bought out by Microsoft in July of 1981.
  • TCP/IP Activated

    TCP/IP Activated
    Prior to January 1, 1983; Computers communicated with all different modes of data transportation. Today we use TCP/IP as the standard protocol. The idea was first introduced in 1974 by the U.S. Department of Defense. TCP/IP History
  • Mac OS System 1

    Mac OS System 1
    Apple's Mac System Software considered the first Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the Apple Systems. Mac System Software
  • Microsoft Windows 1.0

    Microsoft Windows 1.0
    The first Graphical User Interface (GUI) for PC, not Apple, systems. It was released on July 30th of 1985. There has been a lot of problems revolving about this operating system and how it came about. Windows 1.0
  • The Internet goes public

    The Internet goes public
    On August 6th, 1991; The Internet and World Wide Web goes public and begins connecting people to what has become one of the largest inventions of the 20th century. We still use it today but it has undergone many different changes. The Internet Goes Public
  • Virtual Fixtures

    Virtual Fixtures
    Louis Rosenberg developed the first functioning AR system for the Air Force. This system enabled the United States military to operate in remote areas. Military Documentation
  • Dancing in Cyberspace (No Image Found of Dancing in Cyberspace)

    AR was first used in entertainment with the Augmented Reality Theater production by Julie Martin called "Dancing in Cyberspace". Excerpt from Postdigital Aesthetics: Art, Computation and Design D. Berry and M. Dieter
  • BARS system development

    BARS system development
    The U.S. Navy begins research on a Battlefield Augmented Reality System (BARS). This is the original, early wearable system for soldiers. The final technology conference for a working product was in 2000. Naval Research Laboratory write up
  • ARQuake

    A modified version of the popular game Quake was created to run in an AR environment in 2000 at The University of South Australia by Bruce Thomas, Ben Close, John Donoghue, John Squires, Phillip De Bondi, Michael Morris and Wayne Piekarski. ARQuake
  • Myspace launched

    Myspace launched
    Myspace, one of the first social media sites was launched.
  • Skype Launches

    Skype Launches
    Skype, the video conferencing software, launches and is available to the public.
  • Facebook Launches

    Facebook Launches
    Facebook, the most widely used social media site is launched
  • AR on Cell Phones

    AR on Cell Phones
    Mathias Möhring, Christian Lessig, and Oliver Bimber from Bauhaus University develop the first working AR software on cell phones. Video See-Through AR on Consumer Cell-Phones
  • ARToolKit

    The ARToolKit is designed and developed to bring Augmented Reality to Web Browsers. ARToolKit
  • MARTA app for Volkswagen

    MARTA app for Volkswagen
    Volkswagen was the first car manufacturer to develop AR as a tool to help mechanics diagnose problems. It stands for Mobile Augmented Reality Technical Assistance. Digital Trends By Nick Jaynes, October 2, 2013
  • Google Glass develop kit released

    Google Glass develop kit released
    Google Glass, a piece of mobile AR eye wear releases the first developer kit. Google Glass, even though not currently developed anymore, is being experimented with in an operating room at Stanford University.Google Glass Official GDK
  • Black Mirror: White Christmas

    Black Mirror: White Christmas
    Charlie Booker's Black Mirror 2014 Christmas special named "White Christmas" was released. It featured a man and wife who literally deleted each other out of their lives leaving a white projected image over the person with distorted and unintelligible sound. iMDb about "Black Mirror: White Christmas"
  • Microsoft announces HoloLens

    Microsoft announces HoloLens
    Microsoft announces its very promising HoloLens technology. Essentially, it ads holographic images through a headset that can be interacted with and manipulated by the wearer and includes position and head tracking. Over the course of time since inception they have gained many partners including Volvo! Microsoft announces HoloLens
  • BMW, owner of MINI implements AR in cars

    BMW, owner of MINI implements AR in cars
    Able to display navigation, speed, and more this device has a potential to be part of everyday life in driving our vehicles. The MINI Augmented Vision glasses are just the beginning as many car part and car manufacturers are creating their own form of AR including some without glasses that use the windshield to project. BMW does in-car augmented reality
  • AltSpaceVR

    AltSpaceVR released publicly and is available for many platforms. This is a VR video conferencing software with game interaction and video interaction.
  • ZUGStar created

    ZUGStar created
    ZUGStar released. An Augmented Reality video conferencing software.
  • ZeeWhere

    ZeeWhere in the later stages of development. This is an Augmented Reality based social media app.