1714 Englishman Henry Mill receives the first patent for a type-writer.
1793 Claude Chappe invents the first long-distance telegraph line.
1814 Joseph Nicephore Niepce achieves the first photographic image.
1821 Charles Wheatstone reproduces sound in a primitive sound box the first microphone.
1831 Joseph Henry invents the first electric telegraph.
1835 Samuel Morse invents the Morse code.
1843 Samuel Morse invents the first long distance electric telegraph line. Alexander Bain patents the first fax machine.
1861 The US starts the Pony Express for mail delivery. Coleman Sellers invents the Kinematoscope–a machine that flashed a series of still photographs onto a screen.
1876 Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph, an office copying machine. Alexander Graham Bell patents the electric telephone.
1876 Melvyl Dewey invents the Dewey Decimal System for ordering library books.