History of Energy.

  • Giovanni Branca invents primitive turbine.

    Giovanni Branca invents primitive turbine.
    He invents a primitive turbine made with a boiler that has a spout to spit steam at wooden turbines.
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    Historical Events of Energy.

  • Lightning & Franklin.

    Lightning & Franklin.
    Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in the middle of a storm to show that static electricity and lightning share similar qualities.
  • Worlds First Battery.

    Worlds First Battery.
    Alessandro Volta created the first battery when he disagreed with Galvani.
  • Edwin Drake Drills for Oil

    Edwin Drake Drills for Oil
    Edwin Drake was the first to drill for oil in the United States in northwestern Pennsylvania. This was one of the first successful oil wells that was drilled for the sole purpose of finding oil.
  • Thomas A. Edison creates Lightbulb

    Thomas A. Edison creates Lightbulb
    Thomas Edison developed a practical light bulb toward the end of 1879. In 1880 he designed this version, the first to have all the essential features of a modern light bulb.
  • First Hydroelectric Power Plant

    First Hydroelectric Power Plant
    Began on the Fox River, in Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Successful Silicon Solar Collectors

    Successful Silicon Solar Collectors
  • Worlds First Nuclear Reactor for Commercial Power

    Worlds First Nuclear Reactor for Commercial Power
    This nuclear reactor for commercial power was opened in shippingport, PA.
  • Luigi Galvani & Bioelectricity

    Luigi Galvani & Bioelectricity
    He showed that the body has an electrical current inside of it.
  • OPEC Oil Embargo

    OPEC Oil Embargo
    This was a crisis in another country, therefore it would cause our gas prices to go up since we get oil from overseas. This was a huge crisis as it made our gas prices increase.