Timeline created by Z_Gann_World_1
  • Alfred Nobel invents dynamite

    Sweedish chemist invents dynamite by combining kieselguhr with nitroglycerine. Dynamite allowed people to blast away rock, trees and to create trenches for irrigation.
  • Nobel patients dynamite

    Alfred Nobel patients dynamite.
  • The first electric blasting cap that could detonate dynamite invented

    H. Julius Smith invented a Blasting cap that had a spark gap ignitor and a mercury fulminate. This made it safer to set off dyamite.
  • First dynamite factory begins production

    The Giant Powder Company becomes the first company to produce dynamite. This meant that more dynamite could be produced and eventually lead to the mas production of dynamite.
  • First modern type of blasting cap invented

    Perry Gardiner invemted a blasting cap that combined a hot wire detonator with mercury fulminate. This blasting cap is generally similiar to todays modern blasting caps.
  • First recorded use of dynamite to demolish a structure

    An enginear in Hungary uses five blasts of dynamite to fall a 200 ft high chimney. Revealed that dynamite could be a powerful tool for demolishion.
  • Ammonium Nitrate is widely used in the production of dynamite

    The use of Ammonium Nitrate in dynamite made dynamite safer and less expensive.
  • Dynamite used to clear debris.

    Dyamite used to romove a 11 million square feet of debris next to the Pennsylvania Railroad bridge. This demonstrated dynamites use of clearing debris.
  • Attempt to destroy tunnel with dynamite

    Saboteurs colided two trains packed with dynamite to try to destroy a tunnel. It failed and demonstrated that a person must know how to use dynamite in order to use it effectively.
  • Dynamite used in the construction of the Panama Canal

    Dynamite was used to break huge rocks and loosn dirt throughout the Panama Canal. During the construction of the Panama Canal a total of 61 million pounds of dynamite was used. This dimonstrated the power of dynamite and its use in construction
  • dynamite used to fight fires in San Francisco

    Dynamite used to demolish destroyed buildings. This revealed that dynamite could be used in the aftermath of disasters
  • detonating fuse brought to the United States

    Cordeau detonating fuse introduced to the United States. This allowed dynamite and other explosives to be detonated from far away and quickly.
  • Attack at Wall Street useing dyamite

    100 pounds of dynamite was set off in a horse drawn buggy with 500 pounds of cast-iron slugs. The blast killed 30 people and injuried hundreds mores. This demonstrated the deadly potiential of dynamite and the use of it in attacks.
  • Dynamite used on Mount Rushmore

    Dynamite used in the construction of Mount Rushmore. More than 90% of Mount Rushmore was carved out by dynamite. This demonstrates a use of dynamite in construction.
  • Fiberboard cases used to ship dynamite

    The use of fiberboard cases in the shipment of dynamite made it safer to transport dynamite.
  • First dynamite blast on Crazy Horse

    Dynamite would be used in blasting rock off of the Crazy Horse Memorial.
  • 95% of the explosives in the United States is Dynamite

    This means that dynamite was the primary explosive for the United States.
  • 39 dyamite plants

    39 plants in the United States are creating dynamite.
  • One remaining dynamite plant

    Only one plant creates dynamite in the United States.
  • Less than 2% of the explosives used in the United States is dynamite

    Dynamite has been replaced with safer and more affective alternitives.
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