R1 Historic Milestones

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 Year of AchievementDate DedicatedSectionDedication #
Alternating-Current Electrification of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1907 190722-May-82Connecticut3
Two-Way Police Radio Communication, 1933193301-May-87North Jersey10
FM Police Radio Communication, 1940194001-Jun-87Connecticut11
Demonstration of Practical Telegraphy, 1838183807-May-88North Jersey13
Adams Hydroelectric Generating Plant, 1895189521-Jun-90Buffalo17
MIT Radiation Laboratory, 1940-1945194001-Oct-90Boston19
Alexanderson Radio Alternator, 1904190420-Feb-92Schenectady22
Monochrome-Compatible Electronic Color Television, 1946-1953194629-Nov-01Princeton/Central Jersey40
First Transatlantic Transmission of a Television Signal via Satellite, 1962196201-Jul-02Maine44
Electric Fire Alarm System, 1852185201-Oct-04Boston50
Alternating Current Electrification, 1886188602-Oct-04Berkshire51
Power System of Boston's Rapid Transit, 1889188910-Nov-04Boston52
First Intelligible Voice Transmission over Electric Wire, 1876187610-Mar-06Boston67
Thomas Alva Edison Historic Site at Menlo Park, 1876187609-Sep-06Princeton/Central Jersey68
Liquid Crystal Display, 1968196830-Sep-06Princeton/Central Jersey71
First Wireless Radio Broadcast by Reginald A. Fessenden, 1906190613-Sep-08Boston78
Largest Private (dc) Generating Plant in the U.S.A., 1929192925-Sep-08New York79
Thomas A. Edison West Orange Laboratories and Factories, 1887188718-Oct-08North Jersey76
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, 1960 - 1984196016-Oct-09New York91
Invention of the First Transistor at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1947194708-Dec-09North Jersey89
TIROS-1 Television Infrared Observation Satellite, 1960196027-Sep-10Princeton/Central Jersey101
Pearl Street Station, 1882188210-May-11New York114
Grumman Lunar Module, 1962-1972196220-Jul-11Long Island115
First Real-Time Speech Communication on Packet Networks, 1974 - 1982197408-Dec-11Boston117
Apollo Guidance Computer, 1962-1972196213-Dec-11Boston118
World's First Low-Loss Optical Fiber for Telecommunications, 1970197001-May-12Rochester121
Loran, 1940 - 1946194027-Jun-12Boston123
Whirlwind Computer, 1944-59194427-Jun-12Boston124
Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) 1951-1958195127-Jun-12Boston125
First Optical Fiber Laser and Amplifier, 1961-1964196126-Oct-12Worcester County131
First Blind Takeoff, Flight and Landing, 1929192924-Sep-14Long Island145
Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1925-1983192518-Dec-14North Jersey151
Interactive Video Games, 1966196621-Sep-15New Hampshire158
Shannon Development of Information Theory193917-May-16Boston163
American Standard Code for Information Interchange ASCII, 1963196319-May-16New Jersey Coast165
Trans-Atlantic Telephone Fiber-optic Submarine Cable (TAT-8) - 1988198819-May-16New Jersey Coast166
Weston Meters 1887-1893 189323-Sep-16North Jersey
Grand Central Terminal Electrification190615-Jun-16New York168