Chemistry Portfolio McAbee [Note: when only year is know it is set to January 1st - - - -]

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  • Jan 1, 1445

    Gutenbergs Printing Press

    Gutenbergs Printing Press
    Gutenberg's press could produce books quickly and with relatively little effort, bookmaking became much less expensive, allowing more people to buy reading material.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Discovery of the Americas

    Discovery of the Americas
    The Discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus
  • Jan 30, 1545

    The Catholic Reformation Begins

    The Catholic Reformation Begins
    The Catholic Reformation is the period of change in the Catholic Church initiated by the Protestants. Through the Council of Trent, conservative and liberal steps are taken to keep Catholic followers from joining the new found faiths.
  • Galileo convicted of heresy

    Galileo convicted of heresy
    chief inquisitor Father Vincenzo Maculano da Firenzuola, appointed by Pope Urban VIII, begins the inquisition of physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei. Galileo was ordered to turn himself in to the Holy Office to begin trial for holding the belief that the Earth revolves around the Sun, which was deemed heretical by the Catholic Church.
  • Joesph Priestly

    Joesph Priestly
    Well known for his work with gases including discovery of oxygen, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Antonie Lavoisier

    Antonie Lavoisier
    Credited with the Law of Conservation of Mass: In a chemical reaction matter is neither created nor destroyed.
  • Alessandro Volta

    Alessandro Volta
    Built the first electrochemical cell and battery.
  • Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday
    Faraday discovered the two laws of electrochemistry: the amount of chemical change or decomposition is exactly proportional to the quantity of electricity that passes in solution; and the amounts of different substances deposited or dissolved by the same quantity of electricity are proportional to their chemical equivalent weights.
  • Eugene Goldstein

    Eugene Goldstein
    A physicist that is credited for finding the proton, and the discoverer of anode rays.
  • John Dalton

    John Dalton
    Daltonian atomitism worked on the Law of Multiple Proportions.
  • Civil War Begins

    Civil War Begins
    The Confederate States of America is formed with Jefferson Davis, a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer, as president.
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Louis Pasteur And Claude Bernard Complete The First Pasteurization Test.l
  • Civil War Ends

    Civil War Ends
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, is finally ratified. Slavery is abolished.
  • Alfred Nobel

    Alfred Nobel
    Discovered that mixing nitroglycerine with silica would turn the liquid into a malleable paste, called dynamite.
  • First Transcontinental Railroad in the US

    First Transcontinental Railroad in the US
    The day the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed in the US
  • Guglielmo Marconi

    Guglielmo Marconi
    Marconi took his radio apparatus to England and later that year was granted the world's first patent for a system of wireless telegraphy.
  • Henri Becquerel

    Henri Becquerel
    Radioactivity
  • J.J. Thomson

    J.J. Thomson
    Found the negetivley charged particle called the electron.
  • Marie Curie

    Marie Curie
    Known for her work with Radioactivity that unfortunately caused her death.
  • Ernest Rutherford

    Ernest Rutherford
    Used alpha particles to find the nucleus and determine that it has a mostly positive charge.
  • Max Plank

    Max Plank
    The originator of the quantum theory of energy, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1918
  • Neils Bohr

    Neils Bohr
    Discovered new electron levels also well known for the Bohr Model.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    Developed a way to calculate atom's size
  • Henry Moseley

    Henry Moseley
    Applied X-Ray spectra to the atomic model
  • Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
  • Robert Millikan

    Robert Millikan
    Measured the charge of Electrons.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    The armed workers known as Red Guards and the other revolutionary groups moved on the night of Nov. 6-7 under the orders of the Soviet's Military Revolutionary Committee. These forces seized post and telegraph offices, electric works, railroad stations, and the state bank. Once the shot rang out from the Battleship Aurora, the thousands of people in the Red Guard stormed the Winter Palace.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The day that the Treaty of Versailles was signed
  • Sir Fredrick Banting

    Sir Fredrick Banting
    Preformed experiments that Isolated Insulin.
  • Louis deBrogile

    Louis deBrogile
    Discovered the wave nature of electrons.
  • Erwin Schrodinger

    Erwin Schrodinger
    Developed Schrodinger Equation based off of wave mechanics
  • Philo Farnsworth

    Philo Farnsworth
    The first Successful demonstration of the television.
  • Wallace Carothers

    Wallace Carothers
    Neoprene and nylon
  • James Chadwick

    James Chadwick
    Discovered a neutral particle in the atom called a neutron.
  • Werner Heinsberg

    Werner Heinsberg
    Worked with Quantum Mechanics and won the 1932 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Bombing at Pearl Harbor

    Bombing at Pearl Harbor
    On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor.
  • Leo Szilard

    Leo Szilard
    Szilard and Enrico Fermi were successful in creating the first controlled nuclear chain reaction. Although he worked on the atomuic bomb he was very hesitant to use it and urged the U.S. not to use it on moral grounds
  • First Cellular Phone

    First Cellular Phone
    The day the first mobile cell phone call was made in St.Louis, Mo.
  • Inital Concept of the World Wide Web

    Inital Concept of the World Wide Web
    The first recorded description of the social interactions that could be enabled through networking was a series of memos written by J.C.R. Licklider of MIT in August 1962 discussing his "Galactic Network" concept. He envisioned a globally interconnected set of computers through which everyone could quickly access data and programs from any site.
  • Kary Mullis

    Kary Mullis
    Spent seven years at Cetus Corporation outside of San Francisco, California, during which he invented the polymerase chain reaction.