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Timeline Of Communication Technology

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1. Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland






2. Donald Knuth begins work on TeX






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






4. Ships on Ferdinand Magellan's voyage signal to each other by firing cannon and raising flags.






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






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






7. Samuel Morse develops the Morse code






8. Tsai Lun invents paper






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






10. Joseph Henry proposes and builds an electric telegraph






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






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






13. John Logie Baird transmits the first television signal






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






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






16. Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson exhibit an electric telephone in Boston






17. Tsai Lun invents paper






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






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






20. Donald Knuth begins work on TeX






21. Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson exhibit an electric telephone in Boston






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






23. Ships on Ferdinand Magellan's voyage signal to each other by firing cannon and raising flags.






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






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






26. Almon Strowger patents the direct dial telephone






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






28. Thomas Edison patents the phonograph






29. The Phoenicians develop an alphabet






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






37. Samuel Morse develops the Morse code






38. Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland






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






40. Almon Strowger patents the direct dial telephone






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






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






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






44. Joseph Henry proposes and builds an electric telegraph






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






46. Internet2 organization created






47. John Logie Baird transmits the first television signal






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






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






50. Thomas Edison patents the phonograph