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Communications Timeline Felix Lam
⟶ Updated 11 Nov 2018 ⟶
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11 Nov 2018
An advanced "alphabet" of smoke signals is developed by the Ancient Greeks using two torches.
The carrier pigeon makes a come back in WW1 and WW2 to carry messages around the battlefield.
Commercial electric telegraphs are introduced.
The first working telegram is built by Francis Ronalds and uses static electricity.
A regular service of carrier pigeons is established between Baghdad and Syria.
The earliest carrier pigeons uses occur in Baghdad.
Claude Chappe develops a semaphore system in France
American engineer Edwin Armstrong develops FM radio.
FM radio is used by the Germans to efficiently coordinate their armoured offensives through Europe. This is later adopted by many other countries.
Antonio Meucci builds the first telephone.
Alexander Graham Bell wins the first patent for the telphone.
The first text message is sent.
WhatsApp records 10 billion outgoing messages in a single day, more than 30 per user.
The Morse code we know today is born.
Blind Frenchman Louis Braille invents the Braille system.
Tim Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web though he was not the only one to contribute with assembly of the network of networks beggining 7 years prior.
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