Winsnes MSCM 430 Sp12

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  • Jan 1, 700

    Invention of wood and ceramic block printing

    Invention of wood and ceramic block printing
    Woodblock printing first appeared in China during the 8th century, at this time the Tang Period in China. The process of woodblock printing was where inked woodblock and paper would be rubbed together with the help of a brush. This invention allowed multiple copies of a text to be created. Religious texts were often a part of the printed works.
  • Jan 1, 1450

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    In 1440 Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press process. This process started with the machine that Gutenberg invented. The printing process changed the process of printing because it increased the output of printed books and the overall cost of copying the books. The process included ink that was rolled over raised wooden blocks. The form was then pressed against a sheet of paper.
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    The Colonial Period

    The Colonial Period was a time for broad control and censorship in the media. Printers were licensed and pledged loyalty to the monarchy. Benjamin Harris was an important icon during this period. He had several unlicensed newspaper Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick and was the author of the New England Primer. This was also the period of Benjamin Franklin who started the Pennsylvania Gazette in 1723.
  • First Salem Witch Hanging

    First Salem Witch Hanging
    On June 10, 1692, Salem Village of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, conducted the first Salem Witch hangings. People who were found guilty for practicing witchcraft, were accused of being witches and later hung as their punishment. the accusations all started when children were found to be possessed, or acting strange.
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    George Washington

    George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 into a Virginia planter family, where he learned about the morals, manners, and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman. George Washington chose to be the first President of the United States on April 30, 1789. He was voted unanimously, and made sure he would develop a strong and well-financed national government.
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    The Revolutionary Period

    During the Revolutionary Period the colonial press was used for propaganda by the Patriots, the Whigs and the Tories. During this period, The Stamp Act imposed additional costs for paper and printing. The Revolutionary Period was also the time for the United States Decleration of Independence (1776). During the revolution, there were about 70 newspapers in the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a celebration held on Novemebr 29th 1773, half a century after the Sons of Liberty took action against the British Governement and the East India Company. Both of these orgniazations controlled all the tea import into the various colonies. overall, the Tea Party was a resistant movement against the tea act that have been past by the British Parliment in 1773.
  • United States of America Decleration of Independence

    United States of America Decleration of Independence
    On July 4th, 1776 the United States of America delcared its independence. On this date the Continental Congress announced that there were thirteen American colonies. This decleration declared that the United States no longer was a part of the British Empire. Ever since this day, the 4th of July has been heavily celebrated by all citizens of the United States. There are always several firework displays anywhere you go.
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    The Partisan Period

    During the Partisan Period the press became the public forum for the arguments over the form and role of the new US government. The government was divided into two groups, the Federalists the Anti-federalists. The Federalists advocated for a strong central government. Federalists were typically bankers, and business people who came from Northern colonies. The Anti-federalists advocated for a weak central government. Anti-federalists were typically wealthy landowners from Southern colonies.
  • The U.S. Patent System

    The U.S. Patent System
    The United States Patent System was established in 1790, as a primary funtion of the federal government. This patent system grants private property rights over useful arts for engineers and manufacturers. At this time, the term of exclusive manufacture limited to 14 years.
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    The Penny Press Period

    The Penny Press period was a time of mass immigration from Europe. The press grew from 1300 papers in 1830 to more than 4000 in 1860. There were also over 350 daily papers. There were also several techonological changes during this period; mechanical presses, wood pulp paper, the telegraph and transportation developments. The many changes in the press included more advertisments and more stories related to issues of the working class.
  • Electrial Recording Telegraph

    Electrial Recording Telegraph
    Samuel Morse was the first to experiment sucessfully with the electrical recording telegraph. Prior to this time early uses of telegraphy included the use of smoke signas, and reflective lights. Because electricity came to light in the 1800s, people were able to start sending messages through electrical signals.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt was born in 1858 to a wealthy family in New York. By 1897, he became the assistant secretary of the Navy. In 1898 he formed the Rough Riders, a volunteer cavalry regiment that fought in Cuba. In 1989, Roosevelt was the Governor of New York. He later become the 26th president of the United States from 1901-1909. During his presidency, Roosevelt has several innovations; the first U.S press bureau that managed public information, and the first White House press corps.
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    Nathan Stubblefield

    Nathan Stubblefield was both a melon farmer from Kentucky and an American Inventor. In 1892, Stubblefield demonstrated the voice wireless system for the radio. By 1908 he filed from a patent for his wireless telephony.
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    American Civil War

    The Civil War was a war about the secession of the Confederacy. In other words, this was the war in the attempt to end slavery. The war lasted over four years, which was mostly fought in the Southern states. The war ended when the Confederacy surrended and slavery became outlawed everywhere in the nation.
  • Typewriter

    Peter Mitterhofer invented the first typewriter in 1864. The machine was almost completely made out of wood, besides the type basket and the connecting wires. This machine was never actually completed and several other models were made in later years. This typewriter, commonly known as the “Technisches Museum Wien” can be found in a museum in Vienna.
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    Lee De Forest

    Lee De Forest was born in Iowa on August 26th, 1873. He was a well educated man, receiving his PhD from the University of Yale. Many know De Forest as the inventor of the Audion Vacuum Tube. This tube provided continuous transmission, such as voices, not just bursts of signal. De Forest also envisioned the broadcast music service.
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    Guglielmo Marconi

    Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian aristocrat who was known as the father for long distance radio transmission. Between 1898 - 1901, Marconi demonstrated wireless systems. He envisioned point-to-point, ship-to-shore communication. Later he established the Marconi Wireless Company in Britain. Marconi also won the Nobel Peace Prize in Physics in 1909.
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    Ivy Lee

    Ivy Lee was born in Cedartown, Georgia. He was educated at Princeton University and later went on to become a financial reporter for the New York Times. He was also a consultant to the Democratic National Committee. In 1915, Lee was hired by John D. Rocefeller. Lee is thought by many to be the founder of modern public relations.
  • Ladies Home Journal

    Ladies Home Journal
    Louisa Knapp Curtis, wife of Cyrus Curtis, published the first womens' national magazine to achieve circulation, called Ladies Home Journal. It originally started as a single-page supplement in the American magazine Tribune and Farmer. By 1894, the Ladies Home Journal has a circulation of 1 million readers.
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    Edwin Howard Armstrong

    Edwin Howard Armstrong was born in New York on December 18, 1890. He was a professor at Columbia University, and is commonly known as the inventor of static-free FM radio. Armstrong understood De Forest's worl much better than De Forest did himself. Not only did Armstrong invent FM radio, but he also invented the regenerative circuit, aka the amplifier.
  • Ship Act of 1910

    Ship Act of 1910
    The Wireless Ship Act was passed by Congress in 1910. This Act gave authority to the Department of Commerce to license wireless operators. The Ship Act requird all US ships that traveled more than two-hundred miles off the coast and carrying over fifty passengers to be equipped with wireless radio equipment with a range of one-hundred miles. Because of a shipping accident in 1909, where 1,200 people could have been saved, the legislation was prompted.
  • Titanic

    The Titanic was known as the unsinkable ship of April 10 1912. This ship was to sail from Southhampton, England to New York City in the United States. The ship was supposed to be the safest ship ever built, which was why it only had a total of 20 life boats. The ship could hold 2,200 passengers. On April 14, the ship hit an iceberg, which led to the fatal accident. Only 750 passangers survived.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    The United States Congress passed the Sedition Act on May 16, 1912 as a law that was created to protect Americans from participation in World War 1. Americans were prohibited from using diloyal, profance, and abusive language about the United States government, the flag, and its armed forces.During the wartime, the Postmaster General was empowered to deny mail delivery to protesters of government policy.
  • Radio Act of 1912

    Radio Act of 1912
    The Radio Act of 1912 stated that all radio stations in the United States were required to be liscenced by the federal government. All seagoing vessels were also required to monitor distress frequencies. One of the main reasons this act came in to place, was due to the sinking of Titanic. When the Titanic sunk, they later realized that if radio frequencies were on board all ships, more lives could have been saved.
  • The Assembly Line

    The Assembly Line
    The assembly line was produced to organize the way things were built in factories. It created sequential organiztion of workers, tools, machines and parts. The assembly line was developed through history, meaning is was never created on a single day. As technology developed the assembly line developed as a much more productive technology. Henry Ford had a sigificant impact for the development of the assembly line in 1913. He tested several assembly methods prior installation of the equiptment.
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    World War I

    World War I was a European war that lasted four years. It was known known as the war of the trenches. During the war there were over 10 million tragic deaths.
  • Women win the vote

    Women win the vote
    On August 26, 1920 women won the right to vote. The fight for women to vote started in 1848 in Seneca Falls. The Decleration of Sentiments demanded the rights for women, including education, property rights, employment, rights over their own children, and the right to vote. It took 72 years before this decleration was added to the constitution.
  • Advent of the Radio

    Advent of the Radio
    The radio slowly integrated into the homes of Americans over the years. At first, when radio first came to light, the radio was used by people such as President Herbert Hoover, where he would endorse his new products. A couple year down the line, more and more households started using the radio. Later radio's become popular in cars. As the radio became more and more popular across America, several new radio stations started to appear.
  • The Z1

    The Z1
    Konrad Zuse, a nationally known German was known for creating the first electro-mechanical binary programmable computer. Research claims that Zuse created the Z1 in his parents living room from 1936 to 1938. This machine was a binary electrically driven mechanical calculator that had limited programmability.
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    World War II

    World War II was the second great war. What made this war so different was that it invlved most of the world nations. This war was known for its Nazi involvment. Over the six years of war over 50 million people were murdered , six million of them being Jews, who became a part of Adolf Hitler's holocaust.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese Imperial General Headquarters jetted off hundreds of its figher planes to the American Naval base on the morning of December 7, 1941. The naval base was located at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The intentions of the attack was to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from getting involved with military actions that the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.
  • Disneyland Park

    Disneyland Park
    The first Disneyland Park opened in Aneheim, California on July 18, 1955. This park was the only Diney park to be built under the supervison of Walt Disney himself. Since its opening days, the park has undergone several forms of expansion, and now has a neighboring park called California Adventure.
  • Malaysian Independence

    Malaysian Independence
    Malaysia was granted its independence on August 31st 1957. Before independence the Federation of Malaya was under British Colonial rule. The independence was spearheaded by the country's first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman, who led negotionations with political leaders of who were both British and Malaya.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assasination

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assasination
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had been shot at 6:05 p.m. while standing on the balcony of his hotel room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. MKL was a leader and significant spokesperson for the African American population during this time.
  • Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon
    At 4:17pm on July 20, 1969, the first human being ever set foot on the moon. The trip to the moon was a six hour trip, but had had extensive planning prior to the trip. Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on this celestial planet.
  • First Practical Mobile Phone

    First Practical Mobile Phone
    Martin Cooper was the first to make a call on a handheld mobile phone. Prior to this mobile calls were made through cars. Martin Cooper had a rival who were also working on this invention, Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs. As time progresses, mobile phones become more and more technologically savy.
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
    Microsoft was established by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975 shortly after the first personal computer was invented. They believed that a software program was needed for this newly invented computer. Microsoft is now a multinational corporation based in Redmond, Washington.
  • Apple Inc. Founded

    Apple Inc. Founded
    Apple Inc., formally known as Apple Computer Inc. was founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Computer was removed from its company name 30 years after it was founded, becasue the company realized that it would notlonger be a soley computer based company. Now Apple Inc. is a mulitnational corporation known for its creative design in computers, iPods, iPads, iPhones and many other product lines.
  • The World Wide Web

    The World Wide Web
    The World Wide Web was developed by Timothy Berners-Lee. His purpose of the World Wide Web, was to create a connection of computers that would create a web of information. As the Internet developed, millions of users become dependent toward it. Now it would be unimaginable to think about not having Internet at all.
  • 9/11

    The September 11 attacks were tied to coordinated suicide attacks on the New York Twin Towers and other attacks in Virginina and Pennsylvania. On the morning of the attack, 19 terrorists from al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes. Two of the planes were intentionally flown into the New York Twin Towers. The third plane crashed into the Pentagon. Luckily the fourth plane, headed for the White House, was brought down to a field by its passengers in Pennsylvania. 3000 people died as a result.
  • First Generation iPod

    First Generation iPod
    The first generation iPod was released by Apple Inc on the 21st of October, 2001. The idea for the original iPod was to create an MP3 player where users could store all of their music onto one device. Eventually this device wiped out the CD player. Now there are over 5 generations of iPods and they continue to develop into exciting music players that vary in size and features.
  • Launch of LinkedIn

    Launch of LinkedIn
    LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Although LinkedIn was founded in December of 2002, it was not launched until May 2003. LinkedIn has not become as popular as the social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but this is maily becasue it has a different purpose. This site may be considered more professional, as it has become a great place for networking and a place for job searches.
  • Launch of Myspace

    Launch of Myspace
    Myspace, the social networking site was recently sold off to Justin Timberlake and Specific Media LLC. When the site first launched it was very popular, but over the years many of its users have transferred over to the more popular social networking site Facebook.
  • Launch of Facebook

    Launch of Facebook
    Facebook, a social networking site has become extreamly popular over the years. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and some of his fellow college classmates. Facebook started out exclusivley for Harvard students, but over the years Facebook has accumulated millions of new users. As this social network tool becomes more and more popular, people around the world are able to connect and communicate easily.
  • First iPhone

    First iPhone
    The first generation iPhone launched in the United States on June 29, 2007. The iPhone changed the way smartphones are today. It was the first breakthrough smartphone, and since then all other phone companies try to copy or mimick the iPhone. Since 2007, Apple Inc. has produced several versions of the iPhone. This product never seizes to disspoint the public.
  • Obama elected as president

    Obama elected as president
    On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama became the first elected African-American president in the United States. There was a lot of controversy regarding this election. This was the first year I was able to witness an election in the United States.
  • First iPad

    First iPad
    The iPad was first released in April 2010, where 300,000 units were sold on the first day it went out on the shelves. The iPad, created by Apple Inc. became a tablet of its time. This tablet was a revolution for the computer industry and has possibly changed to future of computers. Its touch-screen functions makes this tablet great for all ages.