Inventions Timeline

Inventions Timeline
The History Timeline of inventions and inventors that changed the world
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  2400 BCThe abacus, the first known calculator, was invented in Babylonia 
     
  500 BCPanini Introduced the forerunner to modern formal language theory 
     
  300 BCPingala invented the binary number system 
     
  87 BCAntikythera Mechanism was built in Rhodes to track movement of the stars 
     
  673AGreek fire was invented by  Kallinikos of Heliopolis 
     
  724Liang Ling-Can invents the first fully mechanical clock 
     
  800sGunpowder in China 
     
  852Parachute was invented by  Armen Firman 
     
  900Horse collar in Europe  
     
  1041Movable type printing press was invented by  Bi Sheng 
     
  1280Eyeglasses 
     
  1350Suspension bridges in Peru 
     
  1450Alphabetic, movable type printing press was invented by  Johann Gutenberg 
     
  1492Nürnberg Terrestrial Globe by German mapmaker Martin Behaim 
     
  1500Ball bearing was invented by  Leonardo Da Vinci together with flying machines, including a helicopter, the first mechanical calculator and one of the first programmable robots 
     
  1510Pocket watch was invented by  Peter Henlein 
     
  1540Ether was invented by  Valerius Cordus 
     
  1576Ironclad warship was invented by  Oda Nobunaga 
     
  1581Pendulum was invented by  Galileo Galilei 
     
  1593Thermometer was invented by  Galileo Galilei 
     
  1608Telescope was invented by  Hans Lippershey 
     
  1609Microscope was invented by  Galileo Galilei 
     
  1620Slide rule was invented by  William Oughtred 
     
  1642Adding machine was invented by  Blaise Pascal 
     
  1643Barometer was invented by  Evangelista Torricelli 
     
  1645Vacuum pump was invented by  Otto von Guericke 
     
  1657Pendulum clock was invented by  Christiaan Huygens  
     
  1679Pressure cooker was invented by  Denis Papin 
     
  1698Steam engine was invented by  Thomas Savery 
     
  1700Piano was invented by  Bartolomeo Cristofori 
     
  1671Gottfried Leibniz is known as one of the founding fathers of calculus 
     
  1705Steam piston engine was invented by  Thomas Newcomen 
     
  1710Thermometer was invented by  Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur 
     
  1742Franklin stove was invented by  Benjamin Franklin 
     
  1752Lightning rod was invented by  Benjamin Franklin  
     
  1767Spinning jenny was invented by  James Hargreaves 
     
  1769Steam engine was invented by  James Watt 
     
  1783Parachute was invented by  Jean Pierre Blanchard 
     
  1783Hot air balloon was invented by  Montgolfier brothers 
     
  1791Steamboat was invented by  John Fitch 
     
  1798Vaccination was invented by  Edward Jenner 
     
  1804Locomotive was invented by  Richard Trevithick 
     
  1814Steam Locomotive (Blucher) was invented by  George Stephenson 
     
  1816Miner's safety lamp was invented by  Humphry Davy 
     
  1816Stethoscope was invented by  Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec 
     
  1820The Arithmometer was the first mass-produced calculator invented by Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar 
     
  1822Charles Babbage designs his first mechanical computer 
     
  1821Electric motor was invented by  Michael Faraday 
     
  1826Photography was invented by  Joseph Nicephore Niepce  
     
  1830Lawn mower was invented by  Edwin Beard Budding 
     
  1834Braille was invented by  Louis Braille 
     
  1834Refrigerator was invented by  Jacob Perkins 
     
  1834Combine harvester was invented by  Hiram Moore 
     
  1835Morse code was invented by  Samuel Morse

Revolver was invented by Samuel Colt
 
     
  1838Electric telegraph was invented by  Charles Wheatstone (also Samuel Morse) 
     
  1839Vulcanization of rubber was invented by  Charles Goodyear 
     
  1842Anaesthesia was invented by  Crawford Long 
     
  1843Typewriter was invented by  Charles Thurber 
     
  1846Sewing machine was invented by  Elias Howe 
     
  1846Rotary printing press was invented by  Richard M. Hoe 
     
  1849Safety pin was invented by  Walter Hunt 
     
  1862Revolving machine gun was invented by  Richard J. Gatling 
     
  1862Mechanical submarine was invented by  Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol 
     
  1866Dynamite was invented by  Alfred Nobel 
     
  1870Stock ticker was invented by  Thomas Alva Edison 
     
  1876Gasoline carburettor was invented by  Daimler 
     
  1877Phonograph was invented by  Thomas Alva Edison 
     
  1877Microphone was invented by  Emile Berliner 
     
  1878Cathode ray tube was invented by  William Crookes 
     
  1880Photophone was invented by  Alexander Graham Bell 
     
  1885Motor cycle was invented by  Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach 
     
  1891Zipper was invented by  Whitcomb L. Judson 
     
  1893Wireless communication was invented by  Nikola Tesla 
     
  1895Diesel engine was invented by  Rudolf Diesel

Radio signals were invented by Guglielmo Marconi
 
     
  1898Remote control was invented by  Nikola  
     
  1901Vacuum cleaner was invented by  Hubert Booth 
     
  1903Powered airplane was invented by  Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright 
     
  1907Color photography was invented by  Auguste and Louis Lumiere

Helicopter was invented by  Paul Cornu

Radio amplifier was invented by  Lee DeForest
 
     
  1909Bakelite was invented by  Leo Baekeland 
     
  1923Sound film was invented by  Lee DeForest

Television Electronic was invented by  Philo Farnsworth
 
     
  1924Electro Mechanical television system was invented by John Logie Baird 
     
  1928Antibiotics were invented by  Alexander Fleming 
     
  1931Iconoscope was invented by  Vladimir Zworykin 
     
  1937Jet engine was invented by  Frank Whittle and Hans von Ohain

Alan Turing develops the concept of a theoretical computing machine
 
     
  1938Ballpoint pen was invented by  Laszlo Biro 
     
  1943Enigma: Adolf Hitler uses the Enigma encryption machine

Colossus: Alan Turing develops the the code-breaking machine Colossus

Aqua-Lung was invented by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan
 
     
  1946Microwave oven was invented by  Percy Spencer 
     
  1951Nuclear power reactor was invented by  Walter Zinn 
     
  1956Optical fiber was invented by  Basil Hirschowitz, C. Wilbur Peters, and Lawrence E. Curtiss

Videocassette recorder was invented by Ampex
 
     
  1957Sputnik I and Sputnik II: Sputnik I and Sputnik II are launched by the Russians 
     
  1958Silicon chip: The first integrated circuit, or silicon chip, is produced by the US Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce 
     
  1960Laser was invented by  Theodore Harold Maiman 
     
  1961Optical disc was invented by  David Paul Gregg 
     
  1963Computer mouse was invented by  Douglas Engelbart 
     
  1967Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) was invented by  John Shepherd-Barron

Hypertext was invented by Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson
 
     
  1968Video game console was invented by  Ralph H. Baer 
     
  1969ARPANET was invented by  United States Department of Defense 
     
  1971E-mail was invented by  Ray Tomlinson

Liquid Crystal Display was invented by James Fergason

Pocket calculator was invented by Sharp Corporation

Floppy Disk was invented by David Noble with IBM
 
     
  1973Ethernet was invented by  Bob Metcalfe and David Boggs

Personal computer was invented by Xerox PARC
 
     
  1983Camcorder was invented by  Sony 
     
  1990World Wide Web was invented by  Tim Berners-Lee 
     
  2001Digital satellite radio 
     
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