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Timeline Of Communication Technology

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1. Almon Strowger patents the direct dial telephone






2. Tsai Lun invents paper






3. Douglas H. Ring and W. Rae Young of Bell Labs proposed a cell-based approach which lead to 'cellular phones'






4. Douglas H. Ring and W. Rae Young of Bell Labs proposed a cell-based approach which lead to 'cellular phones'






5. Johannes Gutenberg finishes a printing press with metal movable type






6. Neil Papworth sends the first SMS (or text message).






7. Roman Emperor Tiberius rules the empire from island of Capri by signaling messages with metal mirrors to reflect the sun






8. Associated Press organizes Nova Scotia pony express to carry latest European news for New York newspapers






9. Anders Olsson transmits solitary waves through an optical fiber with a data rate of 32 billion bits per second






10. Claude Chappe establishes the first long-distance semaphore telegraph line






11. Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype system which became the World Wide Web at CERN






12. The Chinese develop wooden block movable type printing






13. Erna Schneider Hoover invented a computerized switching system for telephone traffic.






14. Paper is introduced to the Muslim world after the Battle of Talas






15. Charles Kao realizes that silica-based optical waveguides offer a practical way to transmit light via total internal reflection






16. Chester Carlson presents the first photocopier suitable for office use






17. Samuel Morse develops the Morse code






18. Claude Elwood Shannon - the 'father of information theory' - mathematically proves the Nyquist






19. Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil invent frequency hopping spread spectrum communication technique






20. The Phoenicians develop an alphabet






21. Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland






22. The first hosts of ARPANET -Internet's ancestor - are connected.






23. Paper is introduced to the Muslim world after the Battle of Talas






24. Claude Chappe establishes the first long-distance semaphore telegraph line






25. Communication was carried out through paintings of indigenous tribes.






26. First geosynchronous communications satellite is launched - 17 years after Arthur C. Clarke's article






27. Claude Elwood Shannon - the 'father of information theory' - mathematically proves the Nyquist






28. Almon Strowger patents the direct dial telephone






29. Anders Olsson transmits solitary waves through an optical fiber with a data rate of 32 billion bits per second






30. John Logie Baird transmits the first television signal






31. Erna Schneider Hoover invented a computerized switching system for telephone traffic.






32. Samuel Morse builds the first long distance electric telegraph line






33. Associated Press organizes Nova Scotia pony express to carry latest European news for New York newspapers






34. Roman Emperor Tiberius rules the empire from island of Capri by signaling messages with metal mirrors to reflect the sun






35. Tsai Lun invents paper






36. Charles Kao realizes that silica-based optical waveguides offer a practical way to transmit light via total internal reflection






37. Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype system which became the World Wide Web at CERN






38. Charles Fenerty produces paper from a wood pulp - eliminating rag paper which was in limited supply






39. Samuel Morse builds the first long distance electric telegraph line






40. John Logie Baird transmits the first television signal






41. The Sumerians develop cuneiform writing and the Egyptians develop hieroglyphic writing






42. Thomas Edison patents the phonograph






43. Donald Knuth begins work on TeX






44. Johannes Gutenberg finishes a printing press with metal movable type






45. Donald Knuth begins work on TeX






46. The Phoenicians develop an alphabet






47. Internet2 organization created






48. Charles Fenerty produces paper from a wood pulp - eliminating rag paper which was in limited supply






49. The first hosts of ARPANET -Internet's ancestor - are connected.






50. Neil Papworth sends the first SMS (or text message).