History of Communication Timeline Assignment

Events

Writing

3500 BC - 3000 BC

Invented

Romans published new sheets

59 BC - 222 AD

Printing Press

1440

Gutenberg invented this allowing a mass production of books

Pencil

1564

Oxford Gazette

November 7, 1665

First newspaper in England

Publick Occurrences

1690

First american newspaper

Trial of John Peter Zenger

August 4, 1735

Civil War photos

May 18, 1822 - January 15, 1896

Matthew Brady

Permanent photograph

1826

First

Telegraph

May 24, 1844

Invented

Bill of Rights

December 15, 1844

Telephone

1876

First Photo in newspaper

March 4, 1880

Nelly Bly

1887

first female journalist writes famous story exposing the conditions in the Women's Lunatic Asylum

Yellow Journalists Hearst and Pulitzer

February 18, 1898

Encouraged nation to war after sinking the battleship Maine

First TV news cast

August 15, 1948

Moonwalk

July 20, 1969

First Broadcast of it

Resignation of president Nixon

August 9, 1974

ESPN

September 7, 1979

CNN

June 1, 1980

The first 24 hour news station began

Desktop publishing

August 17, 1987

Publications on computers became possible

Blogging

1999

Facebook

2004

Invented

Twitter

March 21, 2006

Invented

Revolution in Egypt

January 25, 2011