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2009

The Red Wing Project on Utilization of Electricity
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: MechanizationEra: 1920sDateCreated: 1923Goodhue County Historical SocietyRed WingState: MNZip: 55066Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/the-red-wing-project-on-utilization-of-electricity-in-agriculture-53.aspx

The object of the Red Wing project was "To determine the optimum economic uses of electricity in agriculture and to study the value of electricity in improved living conditions on the farm." Although not the first service to farms in the U.S., it was likely the first built as an experiment specifically for collecting and publishing engineering and economic data.

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The Circular, Corrugated, Galvinized Steel Grain Bins
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: StorageEra: 1930sBiological and Agricultural Engineering Department, Kansas State UniversityManhattanState: KSZip: 66506Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/circular,-corrugated,-galvanized-steel-grain-bins-54.aspxCreator: Fenton, F. C.

Prior to the development of circular, corrugated, galvanized steel grain bins, prefabricated, non-corrugated steel bins were used because of cost, portability, rodent resistance and waterproof features, but bin capacity was limited.  In the 1920's, corrugated bins, which were larger in size and could support greater loads, were developed and became commercially available.  In the 1930's, research programs advanced their use, notably research by F. C. Fenton at Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science and T. E.

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First Transpacific Reception of a Television (TV) Signal via Satellite
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1960-1969DateCreated: 1963Ibaraki Satellite Communication CenterTakahagiZip: 318-0022Country: JapanWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:First_Transpacific_Reception_of_a_Television_%28TV%29_Signal_via_Satellite,_1963

On 23 November 1963, this site received the first transpacific transmission of a TV signal from Mojave earth station in California, U.S.A., via the Relay 1 communications satellite. The Ibaraki earth station used a 20m Cassegrain antenna, the first use of this type of antenna for commercial telecommunications. This event demonstrated the capability and impact of satellite communications and helped open a new era of intercontinental live TV programming relayed via satellite.

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Image Caption: Artist's vision of NASA Relay 1 satelliteEra_date_from: 1963
First Semiconductor Integrated Circuit (IC)
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1950-1959DateCreated: 1958Texas Instruments, North CampusDallasState: TXZip: 75243Country: USAWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:First_Semiconductor_Integrated_Circuit_%28IC%29,_1958Creator: Kilby, Jack S.

On 12 September 1958, Jack S. Kilby demonstrated the first working integrated circuit to managers at Texas Instruments. This was the first time electronic components were integrated onto a single substrate. This seminal device consisted of a phase shift oscillator circuit on a tiny bar of germanium measuring 7/16” by 1/16” (11.1 mm by 1.6 mm). Today, integrated circuits are the fundamental building blocks of virtually all electronic equipment.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Texas InstrumentsImage Caption: Jack Kilby's original integrated circuit.Era_date_from: 1958
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1976JVC Yokosuka PlantYokosukaZip: 239-8550Country: JapanWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Development_of_VHS,_a_World_Standard_for_Home_Video_Recording,_1976Creator: Takano, Shizuo, Shiraishi, Yuma
At the Yokohama Plant of Victor Company of Japan, Limited, a team of engineers headed by Shizuo Takano and Yuma Shiraishi developed VHS (Video Home System) format. They looked ahead to the need for home video tape recorders and embodied their idea in unique inventions. The first model JVC HR-3300 was announced on 9 September 1976. Their basic design with subsequent improvement gained wide customer acceptance.
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Image Credit: Courtesy WikipediaImage Caption: The HR-3300 Eg, a revision of the original HR-3300 that revolutionized the VHS.Era_date_from: 1976
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricDateCreated: 1972Hewlett-Packard CompanyPalo AltoState: CAZip: 94304Country: USAWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Development_of_the_HP-35,_the_First_Handheld_Scientific_Calculator,_1972Creator: Hewlett-Packard Company
The HP-35 was the first handheld calculator to perform transcendental functions (such as trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions). Most contemporary calculators could only perform the four basic operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The HP-35 and subsequent models have replaced the slide rule, used by generations of engineers and scientists.
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Image Credit: Courtesy WikipediaImage Caption: The HP-35 was the innovative culmination of mechanical design, state-of-the-art technology, algorithm development and application; all unique at the time.Era_date_from: 1972
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1930-1945Tokyo Institute of TechnologyNikahoCountry: JapanWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Development_of_Ferrite_Materials_and_Their_Applications,_1930-1945Creator: Takei, Takeshi
Dr. Takeshi Takei, the professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, discovered that composite oxides containing zinc and iron have distinguished magnetic properties. In 1930, Prof. Takei submitted a paper on his work to Japanese Electro-chemical Society and also presented a paper at 57th General Meeting of American Electrochemical Society in St. Louis. That same year, Prof. Takei applied a patent for his discovery, which was granted in 1932(Japan PAT-98844). Tokyo Denki Kagaku Kogyo (now TDK Corporation) was founded in 1935 to commercialize this newly invented ferrite cores.
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Image Credit: Courtesy Tokyo Institute of TechnologyImage Caption: A replica of the early soft-ferrite core.Era_date_from: 1930
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricalEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1924-1941Shizuoka UniversityHamamatsu Zip: 432-8011Country: JapanWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Development_of_Electronic_Television,_1924-1941Creator: Kenjiro Takayanagi
Professor Kenjiro Takayanagi started his research program in television at Hamamatsu Technical College (now Shizuoka University) in 1924. He transmitted an image of the Japanese character イ(i) on a cathode-ray tube on 25 December 1926 and broadcast video over an electronic television system in 1935. His work, patents, articles, and teaching helped lay the foundation for the rise of Japanese television and related industries to global leadership. The milestone plaque may be viewed at the site of the research at Hamamatsu Technical College (now Shizuoka University).
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Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/sphlImage Caption: A recreation of Professor Takayanagi's first demonstration of television on display at Shizuoka University.Era_date_from: 1924
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1979High Tech Campus EindhovenEindhovenCountry: NetherlandsWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Compact_Disc_Audio_Player,_1979
On 8 March 1979, N.V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken demonstrated for the international press a Compact Disc Audio Player. The demonstration showed that it is possible by using digital optical recording and playback to reproduce audio signals with superb stereo quality. This research at Philips established the technical standard for digital optical recording systems. This event marked the start of the worldwide development of consumer digital optical recording and reproduction equipment, obtainable by the peoples of the world for a low price.
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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Greg Goebel (CC BY-SA 2.0) Era_date_from: 1979
Vancouver's Mapping of the West Coast of North America
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Boundaries & SurveysEra: 1750-1799DateCreated: 1791-1795West Coast of North AmericaN/ACountry: USAWebsite: https://www.asce.org/project/vancouver-s-mapping-of-the-west-coast-of-n-a-/Creator: Vancouver, George

The voyage of Captain George Vancouver, 1791 -1795, was commissioned by the British Admiralty to map in detail the west coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska and to meet with Spanish authorities on the coast to enforce the terms of the Nootka Sound Convention of 1790. 

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Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/RobbotImage Caption: A view of Mount Rainier from Captain Vancouver's voyage.Era_date_from: 1791
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