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Milestones By Year Dedicated And Region

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Year Dedicated Short Name Region
1977 Vulcan Street hydroelectric plant 4
1982 Electrification of New York and New Haven Raillroad 1
1984 Stanford Linear Accelerator 6
1985 Landing of transatlantic telegraph 7
1985 Reception of transatlantic radio signals 7
1985 Westinghouse atom smasher 2
1986 First Central station in South Carolina 3
1987 One-way police radio 4
1987 Two-way police radio 1
1987 FM police radio 1
1987 ENIAC 2
1988 Morse telegraph 1
1988 Ames Hydroelectric station 5
1989 Manufacture of transistors 2
1990 Transcontinental telegraph 5
1990 Adams hydroelectric plant 1
1990 Atanasoff-Berry computer 4
1990 MIT radiation lab 1
1991 Shoshone transmission line 5
1992 Richmond Passenger railway 3
1992 Alexanderson Radio alternator 1
1993 Alouette-Isis satellite 7
1994 Poulsen Arc radio transmitter 8
1994 KDKA radio station 2
1995 Yagi antenna 10
1997 Mill Creek hydroelectric plant 6
1999 Volta’s battery 8Georgetown steam/hydro plant 5
1999 Operational use of wireless 8
1999 Merril wheel balancing system 5
1999 First wearable cardiac pacemaker 4
2000 County Kerry transatlantic telegraph 8
2000 Opana radar 6
2000 Mount Fuji radar 10
2000 Shinkansen 10
2001 Chivilingo hydroelectric plant 9
2001 Transmission of transatlantic radio 8
2001 Byrd Antarctic shortwave 4
2001 US Naval Computing lab 2
2001 Color television 2
2001 Arecibo radio telescope 9
2001 Electrical technology for space launches 3
2002 Shannon electrification 8
2002 Transatlantic television by satellite (TELSTAR) 3 milestones 1,8
2002 Work on quartz wristwatch 8
2003 Marconi early wireless experiments 8
2003 Franklin’s London work 8
2003 Panama Canal electrical installations 9
2003 Bletchley Park code breaking 8
2004 Boston electric fire alarm 1
2004 Alternating Current electrification 1
2004 Boston Rapid transit power system 1
2004 Decew Falls hydroelectric plant 7
2004 Fleming valve 8
2004 Experimental Breeder Reactor 6
2004 Commercial quartz wristwatch 10
2004 Lempel-Ziv algorithm 8
2005 Popov’s radio work 8
2005 Vucje Hydroelectric plant 8
2005 RAMAC 6
2005 Taum Sauk Pumped Storage plant 5
2005 First 735 kV Act transmission system 7
2005 CERN instrumentation 8
2005 Nelson River HVDC 7
2005 Pioneering work on electronic calculators 10
2006 Callan’s Pioneering contributions 8
2006 First intelligible speech over wire 1
2006 Edison site at Menlo Park 1
2006 WEIZAC computer 8
2006 TAT-1 telephone cable (3 separate milestones) 7,8
2006 Liquid Crystal Display 2
2006 Development of VHS 10
2007 Early remote-control 8
2007 Railroad ticketing examining system 10
2008 First distant speech transmission 7
2008 Edison Lab and Factory at West Orange 1
2008 Piniwa Hydroelectric 7
2008 Fessenden broadcast 1
2008 Largest DC generating plant in USA 1
2008 Japanese word processor 10
2009 Yosami transmitting station 10
2009 Pocket-sized electronic calculator 6
2009 Planar process integrated circuit 6
2009 Shilling early telegraph work 8
2009 First external pacemaker 7
2009 Birthplace of Internet 6
2009 Inception of ARPANET 6
2010 Kurobe Hydropower Plant 10
2010 Commercialization of Photovoltaic Cells 10
2010 Star of Laufenburg Interconnection 8
2010 TIROS Satellite 1
2010 Discovery of Radioconduction (Branly) 8
2010 Invention of Public-key Cryptography 8
2010 First TV Broadcast in Western Canada 7
2010 Demonstration of Working Laser 6
2010 Radio Astronomy Using VLBI 7
2010 First 16-bit Monolithic DAC 5
2010 TRIUMF Cyclotron 7
02/24/2011 Eel River HVDC Converter 7
2/4/2011 Mercury Spacecraft controls 5
2/20/2011 SPICE Circuit Simulation Program 6
4/8/2011 Discovery of Superconductivity 8
4/29/2011 Marconi’s First Wireless Experiments 8
5/10/2011 Pearl Street Station 1
7/20/2011 Lunar Module 20 July 2011 1
11/18/2011 First Satellite Broadcast to the Public 10
12/8/2011 Real-Time Packet Switching 1
12/12/2011 Apollo Guidance Computer 1
1/31/2012 Field Effect Electron Microscope 10
4/5/2012 G3 Facsimile 10
5/1/2012 Low Loss Optical Fiber 1
6/21/2012 B&O Railroad electrification 2
6/27/2012 LORAN 1
6/27/2012 Whirlwind Computer 1
6/27/2012 SAGE system 1
8/3/2012 First Reliable HV Fuse 4
8/21/2012 Floating Gate EEPROM 6
9/15/2012 Bose experiments in radio 10
9/15/2012 Raman Effect 10
10/22/2012 Bar Code 2
10/26/2012 First Optical Fiber Laser and Amplifier 1, Photonics Society
2012 Rincon del Bonete [LF] 9