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Timeline Of Communication Technology

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






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






3. Thomas Edison patents the phonograph






4. Joseph Henry proposes and builds an electric telegraph






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






6. The Phoenicians develop an alphabet






7. The Chinese develop wooden block movable type printing






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






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






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






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






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






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






14. Thomas Edison patents the phonograph






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






16. Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland






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






18. Samuel Morse develops the Morse code






19. Donald Knuth begins work on TeX






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






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






22. The Chinese develop wooden block movable type printing






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






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






25. Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland






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






27. Samuel Morse develops the Morse code






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






31. Hindu-Malayan empires write legal documents on copper plate scrolls - and write other documents on more perishable media






32. Donald Knuth begins work on TeX






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






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






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






36. Almon Strowger patents the direct dial telephone






37. Hindu-Malayan empires write legal documents on copper plate scrolls - and write other documents on more perishable media






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






39. Tsai Lun invents paper






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






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






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






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






44. Internet2 organization created






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






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






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






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






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






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