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man on cell phone and satellite receiver dish Telecommunication

tel' i kom mU' ni kA' shun, the transmission of information in the form of electromagnetic signals

Samuel Finley Breese MorseSamuel Finley Breese Morse struggled for many years to gain recognition as a painter, but became better known for the telegraph, which he successfully demonstrated on May 24, 1844.
Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell became interested in the electrical transmission of speech due to an interest in helping deaf people learn to speak. His experiments led to development of the telephone, for which he received a patent on March 7, 1876.
Almon StrowgerAlmon Strowger was an undertaker who had become frustrated over human telephone operators misdirecting calls from his customers. Determined to get rid of the need for human operators, he invented the automatic telephone exchange in 1891, and the dial telephone in 1896.
Philo Taylor FarnsworthPhilo Taylor Farnsworth Began working on what became the television while still in high school. On September 7, 1927, he and a small group of investors watched as his system transmitted its first crude image.
TelstarTelstar was the first active communications satellite. It was launched from Cape Canaveral on July 10, 1962. It relayed its first live television pictures -- of a flag outside its ground station in Andover, Maine -- on the date of its launch, and relayed the first live transatlantic television signal on July 23.
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