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 Year of AchievementDate DedicatedIEEE RegionsIEEE SectionDedication #
Vulcan Street Plant, 1882188215 September 19774Northeastern Wisconsin1
Mill Creek No. 1 Hydroelectric Plant, 1893189320 February 19776Foothill2
Alternating-Current Electrification of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1907190722 May 19821Connecticut3
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 196219621 February 19846Santa Clara Valley4
Landing of the Transatlantic Cable, 1866186615 June 19857Newfoundland-Labrador5
Reception of Transatlantic Radio Signals, 190119014 October 19857Newfoundland-Labrador6
Westinghouse Atom Smasher, 193719371 May 19852Pittsburgh7
First Central Station in South Carolina, 1882188224 July 19863Coastal South Carolina8
One-Way Police Radio Communication, 192819281 May 19874Southeastern Michigan9
Two-Way Police Radio Communication, 193319331 May 19871North Jersey10
FM Police Radio Communication, 194019401 June 19871Connecticut11
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, 194619461 September 19872Philadelphia12
Demonstration of Practical Telegraphy, 183818387 May 19881North Jersey13
Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant, 189118911 July 19885Pikes Peak14
Manufacture of Transistors, 195119511 April 19892Lehigh Valley15
Transcontinental Telegraph, 186118615 August 19905Denver16
Adams Hydroelectric Generating Plant, 1895189521 June 19901Buffalo17
Atanasoff-Berry Computer, 193919391 April 19904Central Iowa18
MIT Radiation Laboratory, 1940-194519401 October 19901Boston19
Shoshone Transmission Line, 1909190922 June 19915Denver20
Richmond Union Passenger Railway, 188818882 February 19923Richmond21
Alexanderson Radio Alternator, 1904190420 February 19921Schenectady22
Alouette-ISIS Satellite Program, 196219621 May 19937Ottawa23
Poulsen-Arc Radio Transmitter, 190219021 May 19948Denmark24
Westinghouse Radio Station KDKA, 192019201 June 19942Pittsburgh25
Directive Short Wave Antenna, 192419241 June 199510Sendai26
Volta's Electrical Battery Invention, 179917991 September 19998Italy27
Georgetown Steam Hydro Generating Plant, 1900190031 July 19995Denver28
First Operational Use Of Wireless Telegraphy, 1899-1902189929 September 19998South Africa29
Merrill Wheel-Balancing System, 194519451 September 19995Denver30
First Wearable Cardiac Pacemaker, 1957-195819571 October 19994Twin Cities31
County Kerry Transatlantic Cable Stations, 1866186613 July 20008United Kingdom and Ireland32
Opana Radar Site, 194119411 February 20006Hawaii33
Mount Fuji Radar System, 196419641 March 200010Tokyo34
Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet Train), 196419641 July 200010Nagoya35
Chivilingo Hydroelectric Plant, 1897189724 October 20019Chile36
Transmission of Transatlantic Radio Signals, 1901190112 December 20018United Kingdom and Ireland37
Long-Range Shortwave Voice Transmissions from Byrd's Antarctic Expedition, 193419341 February 20014Cedar Rapids38
US Naval Computing Machine Laboratory, 1942-194519421 October 20012Dayton39
Monochrome-Compatible Electronic Color Television, 1946-1953194629 November 20011Princeton/Central Jersey40
NAIC/Arecibo Radiotelescope, 196319631 November 20019Puerto Rico & Caribbean41
Electronic Technology for Space Rocket Launches, 1950-196919501 February 20013Canaveral42
Shannon Scheme for the Electrification of the Irish Free State, 1929192929 July 20028United Kingdom and Ireland43
First Transatlantic Transmission of a Television Signal via Satellite, 196219621 July 20021Maine44
First Transatlantic Television Signal via Satellite, 196219621 July 20028United Kingdom and Ireland44
First Transatlantic Reception of a Television Signal via Satellite, 196219621 July 20028France44
Pioneering Work on the Quartz Electronic Wristwatch, 1962-1967196228 September 20028Switzerland45
Early Swiss Wireless Experiments, 1897189726 September 20038Switzerland46
Benjamin Franklin's work in London, 1757-1775175731 March 20038United Kingdom and Ireland47
Panama Canal Electrical and Control Installations, 191419144 April 20039Panama48
Code-breaking at Bletchley Park during World War II, 1939-194519391 April 20038United Kingdom and Ireland49
Electric Fire Alarm System, 185218521 October 20041Boston50
Alternating Current Electrification, 188618862 October 20041Berkshire51
Power System of Boston's Rapid Transit, 1889188910 November 20041Boston52
Decew Falls Hydro-Electric Plant, 189818982 May 20047Hamilton53
Fleming Valve, 190419041 July 20048United Kingdom and Ireland54
Experimental Breeder Reactor I, 195119514 June 20046Eastern Idaho55
Electronic Quartz Wristwatch, 1969196925 November 200410Tokyo56
Lempel-Ziv Data Compression Algorithm, 197719771 September 20048Israel57
Popov's Contribution to the Development of Wireless Communication, 1895189520 May 20058Russia (Northwest)58
Vucje Hydroelectric Plant, 1903190325 June 2005859
RAMAC, 1956195626 May 20056Santa Clara Valley60
Taum Sauk Pumped-Storage Electric Power Plant, 196319631 September 20055Saint Louis61
First 735 kV AC Transmission System, 196519651 November 20057Quebec62
CERN Experimental Instrumentation, 1968196826 September 20058France63
Nelson River HVDC Transmission System, 197219723 June 20057Winnipeg64
Pioneering Work on Electronic Calculators, 1964-197319641 December 200510Kansai65
Callan's Pioneering Contributions to Electrical Science and Technology, 183618365 September 20068United Kingdom and Ireland66
First Intelligible Voice Transmission over Electric Wire, 1876187610 March 20061Boston67
Thomas Alva Edison Historic Site at Menlo Park, 187618769 September 20061Princeton/Central Jersey68
WEIZAC Computer, 195519555 December 20068Israel69
The First Submarine Transatlantic Telephone Cable System (TAT-1), 1956195624 September 20067
Canadian Atlantic
United Kingdom and Ireland
Liquid Crystal Display, 1968196830 September 20061Princeton/Central Jersey71
Development of VHS, a World Standard for Home Video Recording, 1976197611 October 200610Tokyo72
Early Developments in Remote-Control, 1901190115 March 20078Spain73
Railroad Ticketing Examining System, 1965-1971196527 November 200710Kansai74
First Distant Speech Transmission in Canada, 187618764 May 20087Hamilton75
Thomas A. Edison West Orange Laboratories and Factories, 1887188718 October 20081North Jersey76
Pinawa Hydroelectric Power Project, 190619066 June 20087Winnipeg77
First Wireless Radio Broadcast by Reginald A. Fessenden, 1906190613 September 20081Boston78
Largest Private (dc) Generating Plant in the U.S.A., 1929192925 September 20081New York79
The First Word Processor for the Japanese Language, 1971-197819711 November 200810Tokyo80
Yosami Radio Transmitting Station, 1929192919 May 200910Nagoya81
Development of the HP-35, the First Handheld Scientific Calculator, 1972197214 April 20096Santa Clara Valley82
Compact Disc Audio Player, 197919796 March 20098Benelux83
Speak & Spell, the First Use of a Digital Signal Processing IC for Speech Generation, 1978197815 October 20095Dallas84
Development of Electronic Television, 1924-1941192412 November 200910Nagoya85
Maxwell's Equations, 1860-1871186013 August 20098United Kingdom and Ireland86
Book “Experiments and Observations on Electricity” by Benjamin Franklin, 175117517 August 20092Philadelphia87
Development of Ferrite Materials and Their Applications, 1930-1945193013 October 200910Tokyo88
Invention of the First Transistor at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 194719478 December 20091North Jersey89
First Semiconductor Integrated Circuit (IC), 1958195815 October 20095Dallas90
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, 1960 - 1984196016 October 20091New York91
First Transpacific Reception of a Television (TV) Signal via Satellite, 1963196323 November 200910Tokyo92
Semiconductor Planar Process and Integrated Circuit, 195919598 May 20096Santa Clara Valley93
Shilling's Pioneering Contribution to Practical Telegraphy, 1828-1837182818 May 20098Russia (Northwest)94
First External Cardiac Pacemaker, 195019501 September 20097Toronto95
Birthplace of the Internet, 1969196929 October 20096Coastal Los Angeles96
Inception of the ARPANET, 1969196916 September 20096Santa Clara Valley97
Kurobe River No. 4 Hydropower Plant, 1956-6319569 April 201010Kansai98
Commercialization and Industrialization of Photovoltaic Cells, 195919599 April 201010Kansai99
Star of Laufenburg Interconnection, 1958195818 August 20108Switzerland100
TIROS-1 Television Infrared Observation Satellite, 1960196027 September 20101Princeton/Central Jersey101
Discovery of Radioconduction by Edouard Branly, 1890189023 September 20108France102
Invention of Public-key Cryptography, 1969 - 197519695 October 20108United Kingdom and Ireland103
First Television Broadcast in Western Canada, 195319536 November 20107Vancouver104
First Working Laser, 1960196023 November 20106Metropolitan Los Angeles105
First Radio Astronomical Observations Using Very Long Baseline Interferometry, 1967196725 September 20107Vancouver106
16-bit Monolithic DAC, 198119816 December 20105Dallas107
First 500 MeV Proton Beam from the TRIUMF Cyclotron, 1974197416 December 20107Vancouver108
Eel River High Voltage Direct Current Converter Station, 1972197224 February 20117New Brunswick109
Mercury Spacecraft MA-6, 1962196224 February 20115Saint Louis110
SPICE Circuit Simulation Program, 1970197120 February 20116Santa Clara Valley
Oakland-East Bay
Discovery of Superconductivity, 191119118 April 20118Benelux112
Marconi's Early Experiments in Wireless Telegraphy, 1895189529 April 20118Italy113
Pearl Street Station, 1882188210 May 20111New York114
Grumman Lunar Module, 1962-1972196220 July 20111Long Island115
First Direct Broadcast Satellite Service, 1984198418 November 201110Tokyo116
First Real-Time Speech Communication on Packet Networks, 1974 - 198219748 December 20111Boston117
Apollo Guidance Computer, 1962-1972196213 December 20111Boston118
First Practical Field Emission Electron Microscope, 1972197231 January 201210Tokyo119
International Standardization of G3 Facsimile, 198019805 April 201210Tokyo120
World's First Low-Loss Optical Fiber for Telecommunications, 197019701 May 20121121
Mainline Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1895189521 June 20122Baltimore122
Loran, 1940 - 1946194027 June 20121Boston123
Whirlwind Computer, 1944-59194427 June 20121Boston124
Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) 1951-1958195127 June 20121Boston125
World's First Reliable High Voltage Power Fuse, 190919093 August 20124Chicago126
The Floating Gate EEPROM, 1976 - 1978197620 August 20126Santa Clara Valley127
First Millimeter-wave Communication Experiments by J.C. Bose, 1894-96189415 September 201210Kolkata128
Raman Effect, 1928192815 September 201210Kolkata129
Birthplace of the Bar Code, 1948194822 October 20122Philadelphia130
First Optical Fiber Laser and Amplifier, 1961-1964196126 October 20121Worcester County131
Rincón del Bonete, 1945194514 December 20129Uruguay132
Invention of Holography, 1947194712 June 20138United Kingdom and Ireland133
Krka-Šibenik Electric Power System, 189518955 July 20138Croatia134
Toshiba T1100, a Pioneering Contribution to the Development of Laptop PC, 1985198529 October 201310Tokyo135
First Technical Meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1884188415 December 20132Philadelphia136
Single-element Unidirectional Microphone - Shure Unidyne, 1939193931 January 20144Chicago137
Birth and Growth of Primary and Secondary Battery Industries in Japan, 1893189312 April 201410Kansai138
The CP/M Microcomputer Operating System, 1974197425 April 20146Santa Clara Valley139
Line Spectrum Pair (LSP) for high-compression speech coding, 1975197522 May 201410Tokyo140
Sharp 14-inch Thin-Film-Transistor Liquid-Crystal Display (TFT-LCD) for TV, 1988198810 June 201410Kansai141
First Breaking of Enigma Code by the Team of Polish Cipher Bureau, 1932-193919325 August 20148Poland142
Gapless Metal Oxide Surge Arrester (MOSA) for electric power systems,1975197518 August 201410Tokyo143
First Digitally Processed Image from a Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar, 197819789 September 20147Vancouver144
First Blind Takeoff, Flight and Landing, 1929192924 September 20141Long Island145
Rheinfelden Hydroelectric Power Plant, 1898 - 2010189825 September 20148Germany146
20-inch Diameter Photomultiplier Tubes, 1979 - 198719795 November 201410Nagoya147
TPC-1 Transpacific Cable System, 1964196411 November 20146
High-Temperature Superconductivity, 1987198717 November 20145Houston149
First Generation and Experimental Proof of Electromagnetic Waves, 1886-188818865 December 20148Germany150
Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1925-1983192518 December 20141North Jersey151
First RISC (Reduced Instruction-Set Computing) Microprocessor 1980-1982198012 February 20156Oakland-East Bay152
SPARC RISC Architecture, 1987198713 February 20156Santa Clara Valley153
Invention of Stereo Sound Reproduction, 193119311 April 20158United Kingdom and Ireland154
The MU (Middle and Upper atmosphere) radar, 1984198413 May 201510Kansai155
Vapor-phase Axial Deposition Method for Mass Production of High-quality Optical Fiber, 1977-1983197721 May 201510Tokyo156
Virginia Smith High-Voltage Direct-Current Converter Station, 1988198821 May 20155Denver157
Interactive Video Games, 1966196621 September 20151New Hampshire158
IEEE Special Citation Computer History Museum, 1979197929 October 20156Santa Clara Valley159
Enrico Fermi's Major Contribution to Semiconductor Statistics, 1924-192619245 December 20158Italy160
The High Definition Television System, 1964-1989196411 May 201610Tokyo161
Emergency Warning Code Signal Broadcasting System, 1985198511 May 201610Tokyo162
Shannon Development of Information Theory193917 May 20161Boston163
American Standard Code for Information Interchange ASCII, 1963196319 May 20161New Jersey Coast165
Trans-Atlantic Telephone Fiber-optic Submarine Cable (TAT-8) - 1988198819 May 20161New Jersey Coast166
Ampex Videotape Recorder - 1956195610 June 20166Santa Clara Valley167
Grand Central Terminal Electrification190615 June 20161New York168
Koenigs Wusterhausen192016 July 20168Germany169
Keage Power Station: The Japan’s First Commercial Hydroelectric Plant, 1890-1897189011 September 201610Kansai170
Weston Meters188723 September 20161North Jersey171
Dadda's Multiplier196526 September 20168Italy172