Principles of Business Timeline

  • 100

    The First Condom

    The First Condom
    Used by caveman in 1,000 B.C. the condom was made from oiled silk paper, linen sheaths, leather, or very thin hollow horn.
  • 200

    Drawings found on cave wall

    Drawings found on cave wall
    Paintings found on cave wall depict early condom usage by cavemen to be confirmed.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Linen Condom Invented

    Linen Condom Invented
    Gabrielle Fallopius (an Italian Doctor) suggested that linen sheath condoms be used to protect against syphilis which was a deadly disease in Europe during this time period.
  • Lambskin Condom Invented

    Lambskin Condom Invented
    By an anonymous group of farmers, the first lambskin condom was invented. With better protection than other condoms, this item was also more comfortable for the users.
  • Charles II "Oiled Sheep Condom"

    Charles II "Oiled Sheep Condom"
    Charles II was given oiled sheep intestines to use as condoms by a Dr. Condom. However, some believe the name "condom" came from the Latin word "condus" which means "vessel".
  • First Car invented (Steam Powered)

    First Car invented (Steam Powered)
    Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot invents the first car which was powered by steam intended for military usage in the French army. The vehicle was three wheeled and had a top speed of 2.5 MPH.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invents the Cotton Gin in Westboro, Massachusetts
  • First Iron Plow

    First Iron Plow
    Charles Newbold & David Peacock invent the first Iron plow. Many farmers disliked the plow because it caused weeds to grow on their land along with their crops.
  • John Deere invents steel plow

    John Deere invents steel plow
    In 1837 John Deere invented the first steel plow. This advancement in agriculture allowed for a more durable plow which would save farmers costs on replacements.
  • Corn Picker Invented

    Corn Picker Invented
    In 1850, Edmund Quincy inventes the corn picker. This advancement was key to the mass picking of corn for farmers.
  • First "Soft Center" Steel Plow

    First "Soft Center" Steel Plow
    John Lane & James Oliver create the first plow using steel instead of iron. Though a step up from the iron plow designed by Jethro Wood, the plow still lacked the ability to resist breaks/scratches.
  • Anna Baldwin invents milk machine

    Anna Baldwin invents milk machine
    In 1879 Anna Baldwin invents the milk machine to increase output of milk for farms and their cows. This also lead to an industrial innovation that would help farmers with multiple milk cows.
  • First Rubber Condom

    First Rubber Condom
    Rubber is introduced as the newest type of condom. These condoms could be washed and reused until they crumbled.
  • First Gasoline powered Car

    First Gasoline powered Car
    In 1885 Karl Benz invented the first gas-powered car. He later received the patent for it in 1886. Benz’s first car had three wheels and seated two passengers.
  • Gas powered car takes a leap

    Gas powered car takes a leap
    The gasoline powered car makes an upgrade when Charles Duryea increases the car to 4hp with a two-stroke motor. With his brother Frank, the Duryea brothers created the first American car company.
  • Stanley Steamer Race Car

    Stanley Steamer Race Car
    In 1903, the Stanley Steamer race car sets the world record for fastest top speed at 127,7 MPH in Newton, Massachusetts.
  • Ford Model 18

    Ford Model 18
    Ford releases the state of the art Ford Model 18 also known as the Ford V-8. This upgrade in 4 cylinder technology allowed a faster car with stronger power. These were heavily preferred by cops and theives such as John Dillinger and Al Capone, (both of whom made appearances in Wisconsin) for their speed and versatility.
  • First Cell Phone Call Made

    First Cell Phone Call Made
    The first cell phone call was made on June 17, 1946. Alton Dickieson and D. Mitchell from Bell Labs (Later AT&T) were the creators.
  • First Latex Condom Invented

    First Latex Condom Invented
    The latex condom is improved (durex) by making them thinner, tighter and lubricated. Also, the reservoir tip is introduced that collects semen in the end, decreasing the risk of leakage and unintentional pregnancy.
  • Plymouth Station Wagon

    Plymouth Station Wagon
    Plymouth develops the first station wagon for families made completely out of metal. Though a rolling death trap, this car was built to be more sturdy than the other vehicles of its time period.
  • Gordie C. Hanna invents tomato harvester

    Gordie C. Hanna invents tomato harvester
    Developed by University of California-Davis professor of agriculture, Gordie C. Hanna, the tomato harvester was created.
  • Satellite Agriculture begins

    Satellite Agriculture begins
    In late 1994, GPS (Glopal Positioning System) develped a system to allow farmers to farm with more precision accuracy which is able to maximize output as well as cut down on the amount of time needed to complete the job. This was an enormous step for the development of the production of services.
  • Nokia steps in

    Nokia steps in
    In 1998, Nokia introduces their line of cell phones. Though underdeveloped compared to Motorola, Nokia was a leader in the Asia region.
  • First Touch Screen

    First Touch Screen
    In early 2000, Motorola developed the first touch screen cell phone. Though the screen was completely in black and white, this advancement was important to information technology.
  • First Color Screen

    First Color Screen
    Nokia makes a great development by introducing their line of cell phones with colored screens and a 0.3 Megapixel camera to go along with it.
  • Sony Walkman/Cellphone

    Sony Walkman/Cellphone
    Sony develops the first walkman/cellphone. This technology brought the power of music to the cell phone. Users are able to connect their music from their computer via USB port.
  • First Smartphone Released

    First Smartphone Released
    The first cell phone with a market of applications and multiple internal systems was developed by Steve Jobs and Apple Co. bringing the power of the world's information technology to the palm of your hand.