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great moments in communication
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on Feb 4, 2011
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* Marc Andreeson creates the first browser program, allowing people to navigate the World Wide Web.
Tim Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web.
The first cell phones are available for sale.
The first emoticon is used in an email message.
The personal computer, both small and powerful, is invented.
The first email messages are sent.
The internet is invented by the U.S. government as a means of military communication.
First communications satellite is launched, allowing worldwide live broadcast of the 1964 Olympics.
Very first few homes get television sets to watch broadcast programs.
Pictures are first transmitted over telephone lines.
Gugliermo Marconi sends the first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean.
First long distance phone calls are made.
Thomas Edison invents the phonograph. a device to record sound on a wax cylinder.
Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone, transmitting the sound of voice clearly over electrical wires.
First successful transmissions over transatlantic cable.
Samuel Morse invents a telegraph that can send short and long beeps, called "dots" and "dashes".
Ada Byron, a mathematician, writes the world's first computer program for a computing machine designed by Charles Babbage, but never built.
Mechanical semaphore is invented in France.
Early newspapers are published in Germany.
Johann Gutenberg invents a printing press using movable metal type.
Byzantine ship captains use colored flags to send signals to one another across the water.
Chinese invent printing by inking carved wood blocks.
Chinese make paper from rags.
Chinese develop postal system to deliver written messages.
776BC Homing pigeons carry messages about the Olympics for Ancient Greeks.
Sumerians record pictographs representing words on clay tablets.
Neanderthal man carves a picture on a woolly mammoth tooth.