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Electricity Timeline

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  • Luigi Galavani- discovered bioelectricity

    Luigi Galavani- discovered bioelectricity
    Luigi Galavani discovered the branch of electricity and biology, called bioelectricity. It was a mix of both electricity and biology. He conducted his experiments at the University of Bologna, which used to be the school he went to. During his career of teaching at the university, he accidently discovered that a frogs leg would twitch when touched by an electric scapel.
  • Charles Francois de Cisternay du Fay- vitreous and resinous

    Charles Francois de Cisternay du Fay discovered positive and negative forces, or as he called them, vitreous and resinous. Benjamin Franklin later found the same thing and called them positive and negative forces, and improved on the theory. He was a Canadian.
  • Benjamin Franklin discovers positive and negative electricity

    Benjamin Franklin discovers positive and negative electricity
    Benjamin Franklin discovered the positive and negative charges in an atom relating to electricity. This was a major breakthrough for scientests, as a provided a new topic to improve on.
  • Allesandro Volta invents the Voltaic Pile

    Allesandro Volta invents the Voltaic Pile
    Allesandro Volta invented the Voltaic Pile on !779 C.E. Allesandro Volta was a physics proffessor at the University of Pavia. There he invented the voltaic pile, the "ancestors" of the battery. It produced an electric current from various different disks of zinc and copper, among other objects. It was the first object, nowadays called the battery, to produce a steady current of electricity.
  • Luigi Galavani- Invented a crude battery

    Luigi Galavani invented the first crude battery using two different types of metal and natural juice from a frog. Allesandro Volta improved upon this invention greatly.
  • Benjamin Franklin-Various Different Experiments

    Benjamin Franklin-Various Different Experiments
    Some of Benjamin Franklin's "small" experiments are; he made an electric battery, some of the first of its kind, and charged a wine bottle with a negative charge at the lip of the bottle, so that when the drinker drank from the bottle, they would get a charge.
  • Hans Christian Oersted- Discovery of Electromagnetism

    Hans Christian Oersted- Discovery of Electromagnetism
    Hans Christian Oersted discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields. This was a huge discovery in electromagnetism, the branch of electricity involved with magnetism. During a lecture on April 21st, 1820, Oersted observed a needle turning away from north when a electric current formed from a battery was switched on and off. This was an important discovery because it directly proved the link between electricity and magnetism.
  • Robert Anderson- invented the first electric car.

    The first electric car was invented by Robert Anderson, who is from Scotland. His car ran on rechargable batteries, although they didn't function as well as he thought they would. Thomas Davenport and Robert Davidson improved on Andersons design in 1842. They were the first to use non-rechargable cells.
  • Thomas Edison -Invented the first electric lightbulb

    Thomas Edison is credited for the invention of the lightbulb. But, he didn't actually invent the first idea. Thomas Edison bought the patent from Henry Woodward, and then improved on it. But the original idea was from Henry Woodward, a Canadian inventor. Thomas Edison also invented various different other inventions, like the movie camera. He is credited with over 1000 iventions to his name. His most famous "invention", though, is the lightbulb.
  • Alexander Graham Bell-invention of the telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell-invention of the telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone on 1876 at the age of 29. Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Grey both invented an object resembling a telephone at around the same time, and they both rushed to file a patent. Bell got there first, and after a historical legal battle (which Bell won) Bell was credited with the discovery of the telephone.
  • Reginald A. Fessenden- Invented the radio

    Reginald A. Fessenden- Invented the radio
    Reginald A. Fessenden of Quebec invented the radio on December 24th, 1906. He transmitted his voice, him being at Brant's Rock, which is near Boston, Massachusetts, to seversl ships at sea. The ships were owned by The United Fruit Company. This invention lead to the discovery of the radio.
  • Philo T. Farnsworth-Invention of Television Cont...

    Philo T. Farnsworth-Invention of Television Cont...
    l teacher who had kept the paper showed it to the jury and judge, who ruled in Farnsworth's favor.
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  • Philo T. Farnsworth- Invention of the television

    Philo T. Farnsworth- Invention of the television
    Philo T. Farnsworth was a farmer boy age 14 when he got the idea for the television. One day, Philo T. Farnsworth was wondering how to get images through the air on radio waves. His idea was: why couldn't he scan an image, line by line, with a beam of electrons. He sketched a picture of his invention and showed it to his high school teacher, who kept it with him. Six years later, he built that invention in 1927. There was a company who claimed Farnsworth stole their invention, but the high schoo
  • Donald L. Hings-invented the Walkie-Talkie

    Donald L. Hings-invented the Walkie-Talkie
    Donald L. Hings invented the walkie-talkie in 1937. At the time, though, it was not called the Walkie-Talkie. It was simply called the "Two-Way Radio". It was largely ignored by most of the world until World War 1, where it became a priceless tool for the military. This helped electricity because it transmitted voice over air waves both ways (one person says something, and the other person can reply). This is different from radio because it is you can both talk and hear.
  • Richard Keefer-Invented a Battery That Runs On Garbage

    Richard Keefer, was only 17 years old when he invented the Keefer battery, in Ontario, which was made from garbage. The battery lasted longer than most store bought batteries and cost the same, while being eco-friendly. This was a improvement for the field of electricity because no one had made an electric spark/current from used up household items before.

    Sorry about the picture, I couldn't find anything else.