Photographs by Laurie @ Horizons Photography

September 22, 2010

In one lifetime...

Can you imagine reaching 100 years old. To find yourself looking back over an entire century? This is all that has happened in the lifetime of Janet Rogers, my Great Aunt.

1910: Edison shows the 1st talking motion picture
1911: Kettering invents the 1st automotive ignition system
1912 - LifeSavers candy introduced
1913: the modern brassiere and crossword puzzle are invented
1914 - gas mask invented in time for WWI
1915 - Pyrex invented
1916 - Model T Ford prices fall to $360 -- half the 1911 price
1916 - stainless steel invented
1917 - modern zipper invented
1918 - Armstrong's core design for super heterodyne radio circuit - which eventually becomes universal
1919 - short-wave radio invented
1920 - Band-Aid invented
1921 - 1st robot designed
1922 - insulin invented
1923 - Garrett Morgan granted patent for the traffic signal
1923 - Clarence Birdseye introduces frozen food
1924 - spiral-bound notebooks first appear
1925 - Baird's mechanical TV demonstrated
1926 - Robert Goddard's first liquid fueled rockets tested in Auburn, MA
1927 - Farnsworth's electronic TV demonstrated
1928 - Fleming discovers penicillin; Schick patents the electric shaver
1929 - Zenith Radio starts year as lowest priced stock on NYSE -- ends
year as highest priced stock due to demand for its radios; Paul Galvin (later president of Motorola) invents the car radio
1930 - Scotch tape invented at 3M; first jet engine designs
1931 - electron microscope invented
1932 - good year for photography: Land invents the Polaroid process; zoom lens and light meter are also invented
1933 - stereo records developed
1934 - first magnetic tape recorders for broadcasting
1935 - Dupont invents nylon; radar first developed; and beer is canned for the first time
1936 - Colt's revolver patented
1937 - photocopier invented
1938 - ballpoint pen and Teflon invented
1939 - Sikorsky's first helicopter flown
1940 - Jeep designed
1941 - aerosol spray cans developed
1942 - turboprop engines designed
1943 - synthetic rubber invented, along with the Slinky and Silly Putty; Cousteau co-develops the aqualung
1944 - synthetic cortisone developed
1945 - atomic bomb developed and used
1946 - microwave oven invented by Percy Spencer after he melts chocolate bar in his pocket
1947 - Schockley-Brattain-Bardeen invent the transistor
1948 - Velcro and the jukebox invented
1949 - prepared cake mixes introduced
1950 - Diner's Club introduces first credit card
1951 - Super Glue invented; so is first video tape recorder
1952 - first bar code patent issued; first diet soft drink developed
1953 - transistor radio invented at Texas Instruments (TI); radial tire developed
1954 - oral contraceptives invented; Ray Kroc starts franchising McDonald's
1955 - tetracycline & optical fiber invented
1956 - first use of computer hard disk
1957 - Fortran developed
1958 - Noyce (at Fairchild Semiconductor) and Kilby (at TI) both submit patents for integrated circuits
1959 - important to generations of girls -- the Barbie Doll is introduced
1960 - halogen lamp invented
1961 - valium invented
1962 - audio cassettes developed
1963 - pop-top cans
1964 - BASIC computer language; permanent-press materials
1965 - Astroturf; Kevlar; soft contact lenses
1966 -electronic fuel injection developed for cars
1967- first handheld calculator
1968 - Douglas Englebert invents the computer mouse
1969 - ATM machine invented; Arpanet also appears and bar code scanners developed
1970 - Alan Shugart (chairman of hard drive supplier Seagate) invents the floppy disk
1971- Intel's 4004 is first microprocessor design; dot-matrix printer, VCR and LCD displays also invented
1972 - first video game -- Pong -- invented
1973- gene splicing invented; Ethernet networking invented at Xerox;
BIC develops disposable lighter; Black-Scholes pricing model developedfor options
1974 - Post-it Notes and liposuction invented
1975 - laser printer developed
1976 - ink jet printing invented
1977 - magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) invented
1978 - Visicalc spreadsheet introduced for PCs; first PC models appear
from Heathkit, Apple, Radio Shack
1979 - Walkman invented by Sony; roller blades developed; Seymour Cray designs the supercomputer
1980 - vaccine for hepatitis-B invented
1981 - IBM introduces the PC and MS-DOS appears for the first time
1982 - human growth hormones genetically engineered
1983 - soft bifocal contact lenses introduced
1984 - Apple Macintosh popularizes the graphical interface; CD-ROMs invented
1985 - Microsoft brings out Windows 1.0
1986 - Microsoft's initial public offering (IPO); first disposable camera introduced
1987 - disposable contact lenses invented
1988 - Doppler radar invented; first patent issued for genetically-engineered animal issued
1989 - first HDTV broadcasts in Japan
1990 - Tim Berners-Lee develops protocol for both World-wide web (WWW) and the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
1991- first digital answering machine
1992 - smart pill invented
1993 - Intel introduces Pentium family of 32-bit microprocessors
1994 - first Internet audio broadcast from Interop
1995 - DVD invented; Java language launched by Sun Microsystems; RealAudio broadcasting introduced
1996 - WebTV introduced
1997 - gas-powered fuel cells developed
1998 - Viagra developed
1999 - Google.com is formed and the search engine goes into beta test publicly
2000 - mapping of human DNA completed
2001 - Wikipedia, (a free online encyclopedia written by volunteers) is launched
2002 - American Idol aires for the first time
2003 - The US invades Iraq in 'Shock & Awe'
2004 - Tsunami swamps Indonesia
2005 - The first 'You Tube' video is uploaded
2006 - Twitter was launched
2007 - The iphone is unvieled
2008 - President Fidel Castro announced that he was retiring as Cuba's head of state
2009 - Micheal Jackson dies
2010 - September 21st at 9:00pm Janet Rogers died.
 
Auntie Jen will be missed by so many, she was a warm, loving generous woman. She is home now with her husband of 60 years, Uncle Bob.