Oldest known Indigenous Australian rock art in the Northern Territory
The Egyptians develop hieroglyphic writing.
The first recorded use of homing pigeons, used to send messages to the Athenians, announcing the winner of the Olympic Games.
Papyrus rolls made from dried reeds, the precursor to modern paper, are used.
The first records indicating Roman Emperor, Tiberius used mirrors to send messages.
Paper as we know it is invented in China.
Movable type printing (made of clay) is invented in China.
Johannes Gutenberg invents a printing press with movable metal type.
Samuel Morse invents the first long distance electric telegraph line using Morse code.
Alexander Graham Bell patents the electric telephone.
Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland - the first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean.
The first radios with tuners become available allowing listeners to tune into different stations.
Television broadcasting begins in England.
Computers are first sold commercially.
Xerox invents the Telecopier - the first successful fax machine.
Launch of A Intelsat II, first satellite link between Australia and overseas.
The first mobile phone communication network starts in Japan.
The first fibre-optic cable across the English Channel begins service.
American government releases control of internet and WWW. is born - making communication travel at light speed.
Australia launches a program to install optic fibre nationwide.