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1930Vannevar Bush's Differential Analyzer 1930The Deduction Theorem Circa 1930 – 1945Hundreds of Thousands of Wind Turbines Power Farms in the U.S. 1930 – 1931Visionary of New Reading Machines and Changes in the Process of Reading 1930"The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection" April 1930 – 1950Statistical Quality Control in Manufacturing Conceptualized and Introduced by Shewhart and Deming May 16, 1930Foundation of Texas Instruments 1931Godel's Incompleteness Theorems 1931The IBM 601 Multiplying Punch 1931 – June 15, 1938The First Commercially Successful Ballpoint Pen 1931The First "Talking-Books" 1931Wright's Quantitative Theory of the Effects of Natural Selection on Populations 1931"The Inborn Factors in Disease" 1931The First Studies of Proteins by X-Ray Analysis 1931Pauling's Six Rules for the Shared Electron Bond December 29, 1931Perhaps the First Successful Electronic Document Retrieval 1932Public Television Broadcasting Begins in England 1932Marinetti's Metal Book: "Parole in Liberta . . ." October 3, 1932The Times New Roman Typeface Debuts December 1932The Biuro Szyfrow Breaks the Enigma Code 1933 – 1936Edwin Armstrong Invents Frequency Modulation (FM Radio) 1933The First Commercially Successful Electric Typewriter 1933 – 1934The First Machine to Perform Complex Scientific Calculations Automatically 1933 – 1945Burning 100,000,000 Books and Killing 6,000,000 People Circa 1933A Mechanical "Translating Machine" is Invented in Russia 1933 – 1944Origins of the X-Planes and the Space Shuttle 1933 – 194542,500 Camps and Ghettos Were in Operation During the Holocaust 1933Could Living Processes be Described in Terms of Pure Physics and Chemistry? 1933The Henry Graves Supercomplication, the Most Valuable Watch in the World January 30, 1933Hitler Seizes Power April 3, 1933 – 1934Invention of the Sociogram: Some of the Earliest Graphic Depictions of Social Networks April 6 – April 8, 1933Purging Germany of Jewish Culture May 10, 1933Burning 25,000 Volumes of "un-German" Books 1934Zuse Begins Working on Computers 1934 – April 27, 1935The First Practical Tape Recorder 1934Creation of the FCC 1934Picasso Depicts His Lover Reading at a Table 1934The Beginning of Protein Crystallography: Possibly the Beginning of Structural Molecular Biology January 26, 1934Bradford's Law April 24, 1934 – April 1935The Hammond Electric Organ June 19, 1934Foundation of the U.S. National Achives 1935 – 1936The Social Security Program Creates a Giant Data-Processing Challenge Circa 1935 – 1950Charga-Plate Precursor of the Credit Card 1935Penguin Books Promotes Paperback Books 1935 – December 30, 2010Kodachrome, the First Color Transparency Film for Cinematography and Still Photography 1935One of the Key Conceptual Papers in the Early History of Molecular Biology 1935Probably the First Comprehensive and Specific Fictional Model for Virtual Reality January 21, 1935Foundation of The Wilderness Society February 12, 1935Invention of Radar September 1935The First Automatic Sequence-Controlled Calculator 1936The Rapid Arithmetical Machine Project 1936Proof of Undecidability 1936 – 1939The Voder, the First Electronic Speech Synthesizer: a Simplified Version of the Vocoder 1936 – 1938Turing Studies with Alonzo Church 1936"Modern Times" April 11, 1936Zuse's Z1: The First Freely Programmable Binary-Based Calculating Machine July 7, 1936The First NBC / RCA Television Broadcast Is Recorded on Film August 1936The Turing Machine October 1936The Post-Turing Machine November 20, 1936 – 1938H. G. Wells and the "World Brain" November 30 – December 23, 1936"On Computable Numbers" December 1936Founding of the Society of American Archivists 1937An Experimental Electromechanical Cryptanalysis Machine Capable of Binary Multiplication 1937Turing and von Neumann Discuss What Will Eventually be Called "Artificial Intelligence" 1937The First Independent Scientific Computing Service 1937 – 1938Elektro, the Most Famous Robot of the 1930s 1937"Trees to Tribune": Film on the Production of the Chicago Tribune Newspaper 1937 – 1942The Only Known Complete Inventory of Art Labeled "Degenerate" by the Nazis August 10, 1937"The Most Significant Master's Thesis of the 20th Century" November 1937The First Electromechanical Computer Built in America November 1937Aiken Drafts a Proposal for the Harvard Mark 1 1938Zuse Completes the Z1 1938Vannevar Bush's "Rapid Selector" 1938Carlson invents Xerography 1938La Réalité virtuelle 1938Otto Bettman Founds The Bettmann Archive: the Beginning of "The Visual Age" 1938Suggesting that Hemoglobin is a Molecular Lung 1938Warren Weaver Coins the Term "Molecular Biology" February 4, 1938John Logie Baird Makes the First Mechanical Color Broadcast October 1938Polish Cryptologic Bomb for Breaking Enigma-Machine Ciphers October 30, 1938Mass Hysteria Induced by Electronic Media November 9, 1938Kristallnacht: the Beginning of the Holocaust December 31, 1938Liste des schädlichen und unerwünschten Schrifttums 1939Construction of the Harvard Mark I Begins 1939Zuse Completes the Z2 1939Fantasies of an All-Encompassing Archive or "Universal Library" 1939 – 1972DDT is Discovered, and Eventually Banned 1939One of the First "Maps of Science" 1939Pauling's "The Nature of the Chemical Bond" April 1939The First Electromechanical Computer for Routine Use April 1939RCA Introduces of Regularly Scheduled Electronic TV Broadcasting in America July 25, 1939The Polish Cipher Bureau Reveals Enigma Decription Techniques to the French and British September 1939 – April 1945The Full Extent of the Holocaust September 1, 1939World War II Begins September 1, 1939The First Holocaust Museum September 3, 1939Britain and France Declare War on Germany September 4, 1939Turing Reports to Bletchley Park October 15, 1939"10,000 Operations per Second" 1940 Actress Hedy Lamarr Invents Spread-Sprectrum 1940 – 1941The Top-Secret Heath Robinson Cryptographic Computer 1940The First Process-Controlled Computer 1940NIMATRON: An Early Electromechanical Machine to Play the Game of Nim January 8, 1940Complex Number Calculator March 7, 1940The Rapid Arithmetical Machine Project April 1940Does Language Influence Thought? May 6 – May 16, 1940
Detail of cover of catalogue for An Exhibition of Printing at the Fitzwilliam Museum.  Please click to view entire cover of catalogue.
The Fitzwilliam Museum Exhibition of Printing: Precursor to "Printing and the Mind of Man"
May 25, 1940Sealing of the Crypt of Civilization June 22, 1940The Second Armistice at Compeigne forms the Vichy Government August 1940Design and Principles of the ABC Machine September 11, 1940The First Demonstration of Remote Computing September 23, 1940All the Features of an Electronic Digital Computer Except a Stored Program December 1940Mauchly Meets Atanasoff Circa December 1940An Improved Bombe