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Milestones By Year Dedicated And Region

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Year Dedicated Short Name Region Dedication #
1977 Vulcan Street hydroelectric plant 4 1
1977 Mill Creek Hydroelectric Plant 6 2
1982 Electrification of New York and New Haven Railroad 1 3
1984 Stanford Linear Accelerator 6 4
1985 Landing of transatlantic telegraph 7 5
1985 Reception of transatlantic radio signals 7 6
1985 Westinghouse atom smasher 2 7
1986 First Central station in South Carolina 3 8
1987 One-way police radio 4 9
1987 Two-way police radio 1 10
1987 FM police radio 1 11
1987 ENIAC 2 12
1988 Morse telegraph 1 13
1988 Ames Hydroelectric station 5 14
1989 Manufacture of transistors 2 15
1990 Transcontinental telegraph 5 16
1990 Adams hydroelectric plant 1 17
1990 Atanasoff-Berry computer 4 18
1990 MIT radiation lab 1 19
1991 Shoshone transmission line 5 20
1992 Richmond Passenger railway 3 21
1992 Alexanderson Radio alternator 1 22
1993 Alouette-Isis satellite 7 23
1994 Poulsen Arc radio transmitter 8 24
1994 KDKA radio station 2 25
1995 Yagi antenna 10 26
1999 Volta’s battery 8 27
1999 Georgetown steam/hydro plant 5 28
1999 Operational use of wireless 8 29
1999 Merril wheel balancing system 5 30
1999 First wearable cardiac pacemaker 4 31
2000 County Kerry transatlantic telegraph 8 32
2000 Opana radar 6 33
2000 Mount Fuji radar 10 34
2000 Shinkansen 10 35
2001 Chivilingo hydroelectric plant 9 36
2001 Transmission of transatlantic radio 8 37
2001 Byrd Antarctic shortwave 4 38
2001 US Naval Computing lab 2 39
2001 Color television 2 40
2001 Arecibo radio telescope 9 41
2001 Electrical technology for space launches 3 42
2002 Shannon electrification 8 43
2002 Transatlantic Transmission of TV via Satellite (TELSTAR) 1 44
2002 Transatlantic reception of TV via Satellite (TELSTAR) Plumeur-Boudeau 8 44
2002 Transatlantic television by satellite (TELSTAR) Goonhilly 8 44
2002 Work on quartz wristwatch 8 45
2003 Marconi early wireless experiments (Salvan) 8 46
2003 Franklin’s London work 8 47
2003 Panama Canal electrical installations 9 48
2003 Bletchley Park code breaking 8 49
2004 Boston electric fire alarm 1 50
2004 Alternating Current electrification Great Barrington, MA 1 51
2004 Boston Rapid transit power system 1 52
2004 Decew Falls hydroelectric plant 7 53
2004 Fleming valve 8 54
2004 Experimental Breeder Reactor 6 55
2004 Commercial quartz wristwatch 10 56
2004 Lempel-Ziv algorithm 8 57
2005 Popov’s radio work 8 58
2005 Vucje Hydroelectric plant 8 59
2005 RAMAC 6 60
2005 Taum Sauk Pumped Storage plant 5 61
2005 First 735 kV AC transmission system 7 62
2005 CERN instrumentation 8 63
2005 Nelson River HVDC 7 64
2005 Pioneering work on electronic calculators 10 65
2006 Callan’s Pioneering contributions 8 66
2006 First intelligible speech over wire 1 67
2006 Edison site at Menlo Park 1 68
2006 WEIZAC computer 8 69
2006 TAT-1 telephone cable (3 separate plaques) 7,8 70
2006 Liquid Crystal Display 2 71
2006 Development of VHS 10 72
2007 Early remote-control 8 73
2007 Railroad ticketing examining system 10 74
2008 First distant speech transmission 7 75
2008 Edison Lab and Factory at West Orange 1 76
2008 Pinawa Hydroelectric 7 77
2008 Fessenden broadcast 1 78
2008 Largest DC generating plant in USA 1 79
2008 Japanese word processor 10 80
2009 Yosami transmitting station 10 81
2009 HP-35 Hand-held electronic calculator 6 82
2009 Compact Disc Audio Player 8 83
2009 Speak and Spell 5 84
2009 Japanese electronic television 10 85
2009 Maxwell's equations 8 86
2009 Franklin "Experiments and Observations" Philadelphia 2 87
2009 Ferrite Materials 10 88
2009 First Transistor 1 89
2009 Semiconductor Integrated Circuit 5 90
2009 IBM T. J. Watson Research Lab 1 91
2009 Transpacific Reception of TV via Satellite 10 92
2009 Planar process integrated circuit 6 93
2009 Shilling early telegraph work 8 94
2009 First external pacemaker 7 95
2009 Birthplace of Internet 6 96
2009 Inception of ARPANET 6 97
2010 Kurobe Hydropower Plant 10 98
2010 Commercialization of Photovoltaic Cells 10 99
2010 Star of Laufenburg Interconnection 8 100
2010 TIROS Satellite 1 101
2010 Discovery of Radioconduction (Branly) 8 102
2010 Invention of Public-key Cryptography 8 103
2010 First TV Broadcast in Western Canada 7 104
2010 Demonstration of Working Laser 6 105
2010 Radio Astronomy Using VLBI 7 106
2010 First 16-bit Monolithic DAC 5 107
2010 TRIUMF Cyclotron 7 108
02/24/2011 Eel River HVDC Converter 7 109
2/4/2011 Mercury Spacecraft controls 5 110
2/20/2011 SPICE Circuit Simulation Program 6 111
4/8/2011 Discovery of Superconductivity 8 112
4/29/2011 Marconi’s Early Experiments in Wireless Telgraphy  (Villa Griffone) 8 113
5/10/2011 Pearl Street Station 1 114
7/20/2011 Lunar Module 1 115
11/18/2011 First Satellite Broadcast to the Public 10 116
12/8/2011 Real-Time Packet Switching 1 117
12/12/2011 Apollo Guidance Computer 1 118
1/31/2012 Field Effect Electron Microscope 10 119
4/5/2012 G3 Facsimile 10 120
5/1/2012 Low Loss Optical Fiber 1 121
6/21/2012 B&O Railroad electrification 2 122
6/27/2012 LORAN 1 123
6/27/2012 Whirlwind Computer 1 124
6/27/2012 SAGE system 1 125
8/3/2012 First Reliable HV Fuse 4 126
8/21/2012 Floating Gate EEPROM 6 127
9/15/2012 Bose experiments in radio 10 128
9/15/2012 Raman Effect 10 129
10/22/2012 Bar Code 2 130
10/26/2012 First Optical Fiber Laser and Amplifier 1, Photonics Society 131
12/14/2012 Rincon del Bonete Hydroelectric 9 132
12/6/2013 Invention of Holography 8 133
5/7/2013 Krka-Sibenik Power Plant 8 134
10/29/2013 Toshiba T1100 Laptop Computer 10 135
15 Dec 2013 First AIEE Technical Meeting 1884 2 136
31 January 2014 Unidirectional Microphone 4 137
12 April 2014 Battery Industries in Japan, 1893 10 138
25 April 2014 Birth of CP/M Operating System, 1974 6 139
22 May 2014 LSP Speech Coding 10 140
10 June 2014 Thin Film Transistor 10 141
5 August 2014 First Breaking of Enigma, 1932-1939 8 142
18 August 2014 Gapless Metal Oxide Surge Arrester, 1975 10 143
9 September 2014 Digital Image from Synthetic Aperture Radar, 1978 7 144
24 September 2014 First Blind Flight, 1929 1 145
25 September 2014 Rheinfelden Hydroelectric Plant, 1898 8 146
5 November 2014 20-inch Photomultiplier Tubes, 1979 10 147
11 November 2014 First Transpacific Cable, 1964 6, 10 148
17 November 2014 High-Temperature Superconductivity, 1987 5 149
5 December 2014 Hertz Experimental Proof of Electromagnetic Waves, 1886-1888 8 150
18 December 2014 Bell Telephone Labs, 1925-1983 1 151