Sci-fi to science

  • Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley writes "Frankenstein" after sharing ghost stories with friends and having nightmares of her dead son coming back to life.
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    Science advances

    A record of the exploits and advances of sci - fi and science
  • Jules Verne is born

    Jules Verne is born
    Jules Verne is born.
    He writes:
    A journey to the centre of the earth, From Earth to the moon, Around the Moon, 20000 Leagues under the Sea, The Mysterious Island. He died in 1905.
  • Morse Code

    Morse Code
    Samuel Morse invents a code that allows people to communicate through dots and dashes.
  • H G Wells is born

    H G Wells is born
    H G Wells is born.
    He wrote:
    The Time Machine and War of the Worlds.
    He died in 1946.
  • The Telephone

    The Telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell invents the first telephone, which had a crank instead of buttons.
  • The Kodak

    The Kodak
    George Easan invents the first Kodak, a camera using a roll of paper film.
  • The kinetoscope

    The kinetoscope
    Edison and dickson invent the Kinetoscope, the first device that allowed people to see moving images. The first time the public watched a film was in 1891, for 15 seconds.
  • The Cinematograph

    The Cinematograph
    The Cinematograph was invented by the Lumiere brothers.
  • The first powered plane

    The first powered plane
    The Wright brothers fly the first powered plane for 12 seconds over 44 metres.
  • Rocket fuel

    Rocket fuel
    The Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky figures out how to power rockets with fuel.
  • Model T ford

    Model T ford
    Henry Ford produces the Model T ford, the first car available to the general public.
  • Robot

    The word "robot" is first used in Karel Capek's Czech play "Rossum's Universal Robots."
  • The Television

    The Television
    John Baird makes the first TV.
  • Rocket

    Goddard launches a rocket 12.5 metres in the air.
  • BBC News

    BBC News
    The BBC begins regular radio broadcasts.
  • Superman

    Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster write the first superman comic strip.
  • V2 Rocket

    V2 Rocket
    The first real rocket is built in Germany

    The first electronic computer is built, known as the ENIAC. (Electronic Numeral Intergrater and Calculator.
  • Population

    The world's Population reaches 2.5 billion.
  • Video Machine

    Video Machine
    The video machine is invented, allowing people to record TV shows.
  • Satellite

    The former Soviet Union launches the first artificial satellite into space.
  • Silicon

    The first silicon chip is manufactured
  • Telstar

    The first communications satellite called Telstar is launched into orbit.
  • Doctor Who

    Doctor Who
    The series "Doctor Who" begins.
  • The Moon

    The Moon
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon.
  • Lunar Rover

    Lunar Rover
    Astronauts drive a special car called the lunar rover over the moon.
  • Microprocessors

    Microprocessors are developed. They are computers only a few milimetres wide, and a lot more powerful than ENIAC.
  • The Arecibo message

    The Arecibo message
    Scientists send a message into space called the Arecibo message, hoping another life form could detect and decipher it. Because of the distance, it is only predicted to return in 48000 years if a message is sent back.
  • Mars

    The first mission to mars is made.
  • Concorde

    Concorde's carry passengers for the first time.
  • Telephone

    Telephone calls are carrie`d along optic fibres.
  • Star Wars

    Star Wars
    Star wars is made into a movie.
  • CD

    Philips and sony develope the CD (Compact).
  • ET

    ET appears in cinema.
  • Mobile

    The first mobile phones are used in Europe.
  • Hubble

    The hubble telescope is put into orbit around earth, allowing us to see things very far away.
  • Cloning

    Dolly the sheep is the first successfully cloned mammal.
  • Camo

    Japanese develope optical camouflage, allowing people to blend into their environment.
  • Iphone

    The first iphone is released by steve jobs.
  • ipad

    The Ipad is released, using the same touch technology as the iphone.