US (German-born) inventor
1851 - Born on the 20th of May in Hanover, Germany.
1870 - Emil Berliner emigrated to the United States of America.
Became interested in the new audio technology of the telephone and phonograph.
1877-1883 - Worked for Bell Telephone in Boston.
- Returned to Washington and established himself as a private researcher.
1881 - Emile Berliner became a United States citizen.
1886 - Berliner began experimenting with methods of sound recording.
1887 - He was granted his first patent for what he called the "gramophone".
1901 - Berliner and Johnson teamed up to found the Victor Talking Machine Company.
Also invented a new type of loom for mass-production of cloth, acoustic tile.
Berliner was active in advocating improvements in public health and sanitation.
1929 - Emile Berliner died on 3rd of August because of a heart attack.
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