On the 4th July 1950, Radio Free Europe – founded the previous year to transmit uncensored information to audiences behind the Iron Curtain – completed its first broadcast.
Chappe was born into a wealthy family in 1763 and originally trained as a member of the church.
Known as Transatlantic No. 1 or TAT-1, the £120 million system actually consisted of two identical cables to allow transmission in each direction.
The 29th June 2008 shaped the technological landscape we live in today, when Apple released the very first iPhone.
The first Pony Express service left the American city of St Joseph in Missouri destined for Sacramento in California.
On the 10th March 1876, Scottish-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone call when he contacted his assistant, Thomas Watson.
The world’s first transcontinental telephone line was successfully voice tested between New York and San Francisco.
The 999 service was launched in London on 30 June 1937, and initially covered a 12 mile radius from Oxford Street.
On the 12th November 1990, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the first formal proposal for the World Wide Web.