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Timeline: Past Technology, TV & Space Travel, with Paradise Planet (and spin-offs) Storyline Inserted

Actual timeline in black, Paradise Planet and spin-offs in red. 

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1492 Year 2050 - Planet Cyan - Technological advancement equivalent to 1492 earth, first sailing ships
1705 Francis Hauksbee made a glass ball that glowed when spun and rubbed with the hand
1720 Stephen Gray discovered insulators and conductors
1745 German physicist Ewald Georg von Kleist and Dutch scientist Pieter van Musschenbroek invented Leyden jars
1752 Benjamin Franklin showed that lightning was electrical by flying a kite, and explained how Leyden jars work
1783 French physicist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb formulated Coulomb's law
1800 Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented battery
1820 Danish physicist Hans Christian Ørsted accidentally discovered that the change in electric field creates magnetic field
1820 One week after Ørsted's discovery, French physicist André-Marie Ampère published his law. He also proposed right hand screw rule
1825 English physicist William Sturgeon developed the first electromagnet
1827 German physicist Georg Ohm introduced the concept of electrical resistance
1831 English physicist Michael Faraday published the law of induction (Joseph Henry developed the same law independently)
1831 American scientist Joseph Henry in United States developed a prototype DC motor
1831 The era of electronic inventions begins, but little was known about electricity
1832 French instrument maker Hippolyte Pixii in France developed a prototype DC generator
1836 Irish priest (and later scientist) Nicholas Callan invented transformer in Ireland
1844 American inventor Samuel Morse developed telegraphy and the Morse code
1850 Belgian engineer Floris Nollet invented (and patented) a practical AC generator
1855 First utilization of AC (in electrotherapy) by French neurologist Guillaume Duchenne
1856 Belgian engineer Charles Bourseul proposed telephony
1856 First electrically powered light house in England
1862 Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell published four equations, forming the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, bringing together for the first time electricity, magnetism, and light as manifestations of the same phenomenon.
1862 Pantelegraph could transfer an image through wires, similar to the way telephone wires transfer sound.
1873 Belgian engineer Zenobe Gramme who developed DC generator accidentally discovered that a DC generator also works as a DC motor during an exhibit in Vienna.
1873 The transfer of pictures to signals. Two scientists named Smith and May experimented with selenium. It helped them figure out that they could transform pictures into signals to be sent over wires more easily.
1876 Russian engineer Pavel Yablochkov invented electric carbon arc lamp
1876 Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell invented telephone
1877 American inventor Thomas Alva Edison invented phonograph
1877 First street lighting in Paris, France
1878 First hydroelectric plant in Cragside, England
1878 English engineer Joseph Swan invented Incandescent light bulb
1879 Thomas Alva Edison introduced a long lasting filament for the incandescent lamp.
1880 Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison came up with the Photophone. It could transfer sound, but they aimed for it to do the same with pictures at a higher quality.
1882 First thermal power stations in London and New York
1884 A man named Paul Nipkow figured out how to send multiple pictures through wires. He used a rotating disk to move the pictures.
1888 German physicist Heinrich Hertz proved the that electro magnetic waves travel over some distance. (First indication of radio communication)
1888 Italian physicist and electrical engineer Galileo Ferraris publishes a paper on the induction motor and Serbian-American engineer Nikola Tesla gets a US patent on the same device[3][4]
1890 Thomas Alva Edison invented fuse
1893 During the Fourth International Conference of Electricians in Chicago electrical units in were defined
1894 Russian physicist Alexander Stepanovich Popov developed a prototype of a radio receiver
1896 First successful intercontinental telegram
1897 German inventor Karl Ferdinand Braun invented cathode ray oscilloscope (CRO)
1900 Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi succeeded in first radio broadcast
1900 The first "television" was seen at the 1900 World Fair in Paris.
1901 First transatlantic radio broadcast by Guglielmo Marconi
1904 English engineer John Ambrose Fleming invented diode
1906 American inventor Lee de Forest invented triode
1907 Vacuum tubes and cathode ray (picture) tubes invented
1912 American engineer Edwin Howard Armstrong developed Electronic oscillator
1919 Edwin Howard Armstrong developed standard AM radio receiver
1921 Metre Convention was extended to include the electrical units
1924 A scientist from Scotland, named John Baird, developed a way to capture objects in motion. It was called the moving picture, and paved the way for movies and TV shows.
1925 The first long distance television test ran between Washington D.C. and New York.
1926 Yagi-Uda antenna was developed by the Japanese engineers Hidetsugu Yagi and Shintaro Uda
1928 First experimental Television broadcast in the US.
1928 The first TV station was named W3XK. It was owned by Charles Jenkins.
1929 First public TV broadcast in Germany
1931 First wind energy plant in the Soviet Union
1936 Dudley E. Foster and Stuart William Seeley developed FM detector circuit.
1936 At first the TV reach was very small. By 1936 there were 200 sets in use, but that number quickly grew.
1937 CBS was the first major TV network.
1938 Russian American engineer Vladimir K. Zworykin developed Iconoscope
1939 Edwin Howard Armstrong developed FM radio receiver
1939 Russell and Sigurd Varian developed the first Klystron tube in the US.
1939 TV's were tested at the World Fair in 1939 to market to the public. One of the first TV brands was RCA.
1941 German engineer Konrad Zuse developed the first programmable computer in Berlin
1944 English engineer John Logie Baird developed the first color picture tube
1947 American engineers John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain together with their group leader William Shockley invented transistor.
1950 French physicist Alfred Kastler invented MASER
1950 Color TV sets are finally released 
1951 First nuclear power plant plant in the US
1953 First fully transistorized computer in the US
1958 American engineer Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit (IC)
1960 American engineer Theodore Harold Maiman invented the LASER
1961 One of the first remote color television programs ever aired nationally by NBC was Marineland Circus, from then Marine Studios, just south of St. Augustine, FL. The hour-long special featured Rosemary Clooney, Lloyd Bridges and Buster Crabbe
1962 Nick Holonyak Jr. invented the LED
1969 TV from the moon, Neil Armstrong
1974 Year 2050 - Planet Twitter - Technological advancement equivalent to 1974 earth, finally all TV programs are in color
1978 First performance of Mystical Magical Miniature Circus of Paradise Planet
1997 The flat screen takes over, first developed by Panasonic
2008 American scientist Richard Stanley Williams invented memristor which was proposed by Leon O. Chuain 1971
2009 The HDTV all digital mandate 

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