10 Historical Energy Events

By Tasmia
  • Jan 1, 600

    Static Electricity

    Static Electricity
    Thales of Miletos deduced that friction made amber magnetic, unlike some other minerals.
  • William Gilbert

    William Gilbert
    Studied electricity and magnetism, and distinguished lodestone effect from static electricity made from rubbing amber. Gave rise to the words "electric' and "electricity".
  • Lightning

    Benjamin Franklin decided to fly a kite with a key attached to it during a thunderstorm to prove that lightning sparks share similarities. He performed this experiment after some others in France.
  • Electromagnetic Generator

    Electromagnetic Generator
    Converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Originally invented by Luigi Aloisio Galvani, but improved by Michael Faraday later on.
  • Bioelectricity

    Luigi Galvani discovered bioelectricity. Showed that nerve cells passing signals to muscles is a form of electricity.
  • First Battery

    First Battery
    Alessandro Volta created the first battery, as the result of a professional disagreement with his colleague Galvani. Consisted of two electrodes, one made of zinc and the other copper.
  • Electromagnetic Induction

    Electromagnetic Induction
    Generation of energy in a wire, producing an electric current.
    Discovered by Michael Faraday.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    He created the Photophone, which allowed for transmissions of sound and conversion of a beam of light. World's first wireless telephone.
  • Lasers

    Albert Einstein est theoretic foundation for lasers for absorbtion and emmision of electromagnetic radiation.