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Milestones in Communications The capabilities of modern communications would utterly astound our ancestors Did you ever stop to think that it took five months for Queen Isabella to hear of Columbus discovery or that it took two weeks for Europe to learn of Lincolns assassination We take for granted immediate news of everything that is going on in the world but it was not always so Modern technology and future predictions are easier to comprehend when we view them in terms of our past What follows next is a list of what we consider some of the more significant events in the annals of communication Our list is arbitrary and includes items chosen not only for technological innovation but for creativity and human interest as well The Battle of Marathon Pheidippides Run For centuries the speed of communication was in essence the speed of transportation Perhaps no event so dramatizes this limitation as Pheidippides run following the battle of Marathon in 490 BC As told in the history books a badly outnumbered Greek force defeated an invading Persian army on the plains of Marathon 20 miles from Athens Fearing that the defeated Persians would regroup and attack Athens and that the city would surrender without knowing of the victory the Greek general dispatched his swiftest runner Pheidippides As he reached the city Pheidippides stumbled delivered his message and fell dead of exhaustion Paul Reveres Ride One if by land and two if by sea refers to lanterns hung from the North Church in Boston in 1775 to indicate the route the British were taking The lanterns were the signal for Paul Revere to begin his famous midnight ride perhaps the most famous communication in American history immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellows poem In actuality Revere made two rides on April 16 to warn the patriots to move their military supplies and again on April 18 to tell the people to take up arms
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