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1800

The History of Telecommunications by HP - 1800

Video by HP  

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1845

The Invention of the Telegraph by Kean University - 1845

Telegraph Chart - 1845

The Telegraph - 1845

Invented in the 1840s by Samuel Morse (1791-1872) the telegraph revolutionized long distance communication.

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Samuel Morse was an artist & invertor, this is his Self-Portrait - 1845

By Samuel Morse – XQFaVSe3AeAK7A at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21896918

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1851

New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company - 1851

1861

Western Union founded - 1861

1865

Western Union - A History from Peak Creative on Vimeo.

Watch the history of Western Union on Vimeo - 1865

Western Union – A History from Peak CreativePLUS  on vimeo.com

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1870

Elisha Gray – Early Tech Innovator that help build Western Union - 1870

1871

Alexander Graham Bell - 1871

By Moffett Studio – Library and Archives Canada / C-017335, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1559

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The Harmonic Telegraph - 1871

Alexander Graham Bell: The Telephone | PBS America - 1871

1876

First Telephone Patent by Alexander Graham Bell - 1876

By Alexander Graham Bell – This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 302052.

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1877

Bell Telephone founded, CEO – Gardiner Greene Hubbard - 1877

Peter Bissett – Photograph by Peter Bissett via http://www.nationalgeographic.com/birth/nfor5at1.html Gardiner Greene Hubbard

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Inventor Thomas Edison – Carbon Microphone - 1877

By Unknown – vmek.oszk.hu, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14241811

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1878

1st Telephone Central Office in New York - 1878

By Igoldste at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25373067

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First Telephone Exchange Switchboard introduced in New Haven, CT - 1878

By Swampyank – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8910634

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1880

The History of the Telephone by CNET - 1880

1885

American Telephone & Telegraph Founded - 1885

1890

The Inventor of the Switchboard – Tivadar Puskás - 1890

By Unknown – vmek.oszk.hu, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14241811

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Manhattan, New York circa 1890 - 1890

Frederick Leland Rhodes, The Beginnings of Telephony, Harper & Brothers Publishers, NY, 1929, p.104.

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1892

Bell at the opening of the long-distance line from New York to Chicago in 1892. - 1892

1898

Almon Brown Stowger inventor of the Automatic Rotary Exchange - 1898

Convinced that it should be subscribers, rather than the operator, who chose who was called invented the Automatic Rotary Exchange.

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1900

Insulated Copper Cable Introduced - 1900

By RobertKuhlmann – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17659439

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1911

International Business Machine (IBM) founded - 1911

1913

The Kingsbury Agreement - 1913

The Kingsbury Commitment of 1913 was an out-of-court settlement of the government’s antitrust challenge of AT&T’s growing vertical monopoly over the phone industry. In return for the government’s agreement not …

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1917

Wall Phone from 1917 - 1917

By Unknown – Retrieved October 20, 2014 from Telephony magazine, Telephony Publishing Co., Chicago, Vol. 73, No. 10, September 8, 1917, p. 33 on Google Books, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36293858

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1925

Bell Labs invents the first Sound Motion Picture as advertised by this cinema - 1925

Bell Labs history of Innovation: Sound Motion Pictures 1925 - 1925

1933

Bell Labs introduces FM Radio to the masses - 1933

1934

The Communications Act of 1934 creates the Federal Communications Commission - 1934

1935

Cross-Bar Switch introduced to manage multiple input and output phone lines - 1935

1946

Microwave Technology is introduced - 1946

1947

Bell Labs Invents the first Transistor (replica shown) - 1947

Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=554340

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Frequency division multiplexers introduce microwave transmission - 1947

By The Anome – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27750531

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1949

Dramatization from Dragnet of a Long Distance Call circa 1949 - 1949

1950

by 1950, Every USA area can dial long distance: stacking people in phone booths became a fad - 1950

1955

Bell Labs introduces the Modem - 1955

1958

Texas Instruments introduces the Integrated Chip - 1958

1962

First touch tone telephone introduced by AT&T - 1962

1968

First “800” phone call is placed - 1968

Optical Fiber invented by Dr Robert D. Maurer - 1968

1969

The Invention of the Internet by History Channel - 1969

Welcome to Primary Hosting. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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UNIX Operating System is invented by Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson of Bell Labs - 1969

ARPANET is Created - 1969

1970

Relational Database was invented by E F. Codd from IBM - 1970

Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2151320

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1971

Intel introduces the first Microprocessor - 1971

1975

Bill Gates founds Microsoft - 1975

1976

Apple Computer founded by Steve Jobs & Steve Wozinak - 1976

1977

Larry Ellison founds Oracle and offers first SQL database commercially - 1977

1978

Cellular Technology invented by Bell Labs - 1978

1981

IBM PC launches to Consumers - 1981

By Ruben de Rijcke – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9561543

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1982

AT&T is forced to divest itself from local bell operating systems - 1982

By Ruben de Rijcke – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9561543

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1983

George Forrester founded Forrester Research coined term “client server” - 1983

Novell introduces Local Area Network software. - 1983

1984

Steve Jobs at Apple introduces the Macintosh - 1984

Bill Gates at Microsoft introduces DOS - 1984

1987

John McAfee early inventor online chat and father of cyber security - 1987

1996

Google founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin - 1996

1997

Cable Modem Introduced - 1997

2004

Mark Zuckerburg founds Facebook and creates the Social web - 2004

2007

Steve Jobs introduces the Apple iPhone - 2007