Inventions Timeline

Inventions Timeline

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

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

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

Helicopter was invented by  Paul Cornu

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

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

Alan Turing develops the concept of a theoretical computing machine
    1938 Ballpoint pen was invented by  Laszlo Biro  
    1943 Enigma: 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
    1946 Microwave oven was invented by  Percy Spencer  
    1951 Nuclear power reactor was invented by  Walter Zinn  
    1956 Optical fiber was invented by  Basil Hirschowitz, C. Wilbur Peters, and Lawrence E. Curtiss

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

Hypertext was invented by Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson
    1968 Video game console was invented by  Ralph H. Baer  
    1969 ARPANET was invented by  United States Department of Defense  
    1971 E-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
    1973 Ethernet was invented by  Bob Metcalfe and David Boggs

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