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We hope these maps and images will make it easy for people to visit the locations of IEEE milestones, and that visitors to this page will enjoy seeing them from the air. The IEEE established the Electrical Engineering Milestones program in 1983 to honor significant achievements in the history of electrical and electronics engineering. In 2000, the name of the program was changed to IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing, to make clear that achievements in all IEEE fields were eligible for recognition. Currently there are more than 75 Milestones around the world.

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           Adams Hydroelectric Plant, 1895, Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.A.

           Alouette-ISIS Satellite program, 1962, Ottawa, Canada

           Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Puerto Rico

           Alexanderson Radio Alternator, 1904, Schenectady, New York, U.S.A.

           Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant, 1891, Ames, Colorado, U.S.A.

           Alternating current electrification, 1886, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

           Atanasoff-Berry Computer, 1939, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.

           Franklin's Work in London, 1757-1775

           Callan's Pioneering Contributions, 1836, Maynooth, Ireland

           Chivilingo Hydroelectric Plant, 1897, Chile

           CERN Experimental Instrumentation, 1968, Meyrin, Switzerland

           Code-breaking at Bletchley Park, 1939-1945, England

           County Kerry Transatlantic Cable Stations, 1866, Ireland

           DeCew Falls Hydroelectric Plant, 1898, Ontario, Canada

           Practical Telegraphy, 1838, Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.A.

           Liquid-Crystal Display, 1968, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.

           VHS World Standard for Video Recording, 1976, Japan

           Yagi Directive Shotwave Antenna, 1924, Miyagi, Japan

           Early Developments in Remote Control, 1901, Madrid, Spain

           Electric Fire Alarm system, 1852, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

           Electronic Quartz Wristwatch, Tokyo, Japan

           Electronic Numeric Integrator and Computer, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

           Electronic Technology for Space Rocket Launches, Florida, U.S.A.

           Experimental Breeder Reactor, Arco, Idaho, U.S.A.

           735KV AC Transmission System, Montreal, Canada

           First Central Station in South Carolina, Charleston, U.S.A.

           First Distant Speech Transmission in Canada, Paris, Ontario, Canada

           First Intelligible Voice Transmission over Electric Wire, Boston, U.S.A.

           First Operational Use of Wireless Telegraphy, 1899-1902, Cape Town, South Africa.

           First Submarine Transatlantic Telephone Cable System TAT, 1956, Oban, Scotland.

           First Submarine Transatlantic Telephone Cable System TAT, 1956, Clarenville, Newfoundland, Canada.

           First Submarine Transatlantic Telephone Cable System TAT, 1956, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada.

           First Transatlantic Reception of Television signal via Satellite, 1962, Pleumeur-Bodou, France.

           First Transatlantic Television signal via Satellite, 1962, Goonhilly Downs, England.

           First Transatlantic Transmission of Television signal via Satellite, 1962, Andover, Maine, U.S.A.

           First Wearable Cardiac Pacemaker, 1957-58, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

           Fleming Valve, 1904, London, England.

           FM Police Radio Communication, 1940, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

           Georgetown Hydroelectric Plant, 1900, Georgetown, Colorado, U.S.A.

           Landing of Transatlantic Cable, 1866, Hearts Content, Newfoundland, Canada

           Lempel-Ziv Compression Algorithm, 1977, Technion, Haifa, Israel

           Liquid Crystal Display, 1968, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

           Shortwave Voice Transmissions from Byrd's Antartic Expedition, 1934, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.A.

           Manufacture of Transistors, 1951, Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

           Marconi's Early Wireless Experiments, 1895, Salvan, Switzerland

           MIT Radiation Laboratory, 1940-1945, Cambridge, MAssachusetts, U.S.A.

           Monochrome-Compatible Electronic Color Television, 1946-1953, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

           Mount Fuji Radar System, 1964, Shizouka Prefecture, Japan

           Nelson River HVDC Transmission System, 1972, Winnipeg, Canada

           One-Way Police Radio Communications, 1928, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

           Opana Radar Site, 1941, Kahuku, Hawaii, U.S.A.

           Panama Canal Electrical and Control Installations, 1914, Panama

           Pioneering Work on Electronic Calculators, 1964-1973, Tenri, Japan

           Pioneering Work on Quartz Electronic Wristwatch, 1962-1967, Neuchatel, Switzerland

           Popov's Contribution to Wireless Communication, 1895, St. Petersburg, Russia

           Poulsen-Arc Radio Transmitter, 1902, Lyngby, Denmark

           Power System of Boston's Rapid Transit, 1889, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

           RAMAC, 1956, Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.

           Reception of Transatlantic Radio Signals, 1901, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

           Railroad Ticketing Examining Machines, 1965-1971, Osaka, Japan

           Richmond Union Passenger Railway, 1888, Richmond, Virginia, U.s.A.

           Shoshone Transmission Line, 1909, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.

           Taum Sauk Pumped-Storage Power Plant, 1963, Reynolds County, Missori, U.S.A.

           Transcontinental Telegraph, 1861, Fort Laramie, Wyoming, U.S.A.

           Transmission of Transatlantic Radio signals, 1901, Cornwall, England

           Two-Way Police Radio Communication, 1933, Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.

           US Naval Computing Machine Laboratory, 1942-1945, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.

           Volta's Electrical Battery Invention, 1799, Como, Italy

           Vucje Hydroelectric Plant, 1903, Serbia and Montenegro

           WEIZAC Computer, Rehovot, Israel

           Westinghouse "Atom Smasher" 1937, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

           Westinghouse Radio Station KDKA, 1920

           Alternating-Current Electrification of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1907.

           Merrill Wheel-Balancing system, 1945, Lakewood, Colorado, U.S.A.

           Mill Creek No. 1 Hydroelectric Plant, 1893, Redlands, California, U.S.A.

           Shannon Scheme for Electrification of Irish Free State, 1929, Ardnacrusha, Ireland

           Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1962, Menlo Park, California, U.S.A.

           Tokaido Shinkansen, 1964, Tokyo, Japan

           Vulcan Street Plant, 1882, Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

           Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) Electrical Pioneer, Beograd, Serbia and Montenegro

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