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Timeline of Electricity

  • Mar 6, 600

    Thales of Miletus

    Thales of Miletus
    Thales was a philospher and received a title of the Seven Sages of Greece. He was an iconoclast (person who attacks conventional ideas), he would search for a logical reason while others referred to the deites for an explanation for a phenomenon. He is acknowledged for a contribution towards electricity by his test with amber. The trial consists the rubbing of the silk cloth which gave its electrons to the amber. With the amber having that the static charge it could pick up light objects.
  • Benjamin Frankliln

    Benjamin Frankliln
    A year before his lightning expirement Benjamin Franklin had created a well known resourceful creation: the lightning rod. This invention has lessened lightning's destruction. Thelightning rod would be connected to the ground and would be protruding (e.g. the roof of the house) out of the roof. So if lightning were to strike,it would strike the rod and would discharge into the ground.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin is an crucial figure in science. He is eminent for the flying the kite with the key into the storm. He did this to prove to others that lightning was a natural source of electricity. He proved to others that he was right because the key was a conductor of electricity so it it attracted the lightning then lightning would be a source of natural electricity. Or if the key just had drawn sparks, it would prove that lightning is a natural source of electricity.
  • Luigi Galvani

    Luigi Galvani
    This Italian scientist had conducted an interesting experiment. It started in Italy aided by a doctor, when he had inspected a dead frog, Suddenly, he noticed that the legs were twitching! He wanted the frog leg's to twitch again. He conducted the experiment with lightning, a railing, and the brass hook. As the storm approached he had the brass hook hooked to the frog's muscle and the iron railing. As the lightning came he recorded his observations in conclusion the phenomenon repeated itself.
  • Alessandro Volta

    Alessandro Volta
    A famous man who based his work on Luigi Galvani's work on his inventio of our every-day useed tool: the battery. Initially volta started with Luigi's original experiment with the frog legs. Except, he had replaced the frog legs with brine soaked paper. He had used sheets of copper, zinc, and cloth spacers that were drenched with sulfric acid. From that he had built the first battery which is critical in our daily lives.
  • Hans Christian Oersted

    Hans Christian Oersted
    Oersted founded a critical branch of electricity: electromagnetism. He had observed that the the needle of a compass faced away from north while an electric battery was fluctuating from being on or not. This established a link between electricity and magnetism.He first inferred and then went in depth. This helped him discover that an electric current goes in a circle if it flows through a wire.
  • Thomas Alva Edison (tidbit, approximate date)

    Thomas Alva Edison (tidbit, approximate date)
    There is a tale between Edison and his mother. When Thomas' mother was inflicted with a disease a doctor agreed to to the surgery but the room was too dark. However, young edison cae up with the idea to reflect the moon's light to illuminate the room. Young Edison had saved his mother!
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    This Canadian scientist had invented the well-known communication device: the telephone. On that date date tells the tale of Bell uttering the famous words: " Mr Watson-come here- I want to see you. However, before all of that Bell had to spend a plethora of time between his estate in Brantford, Ontario and his labratory in Boston. His invention in plainwords works by sending noises with electric waves. His inspiration was to improve the telegraph.
  • Thomas Alva Edison

    Thomas Alva Edison
    This American scientist is best known for his innovation of the lightbulb. Edison was not the first to get an idea of the electric light he kept improving it until he had the light bulb.The lightbulb was made from a carbonized filament, feeble electricity, and an improved vacuum ( a space that is empty of matter).
    There is a tale between Edison and his mother. When Thomas' mother was inflicted with a disease a doctor agreed to to the surgery but the room was too dark. However,
  • Thomas Ahearn

    Thomas Ahearn
    Before his innovation of the electric car heater he had invented the electric range. From that innovation he was know as the first man who cooked on the stove. A range is pretty much like the stove except the modern one also has an oven. It runs on generated electricity.
  • Thomas Ahearn

    Thomas Ahearn
    He was a Candian inventor an buisnessman who had created the electric car heater which is quite significant in the wintertime whn it is freezing cold.
  • Reginald Fessenden

    Reginald Fessenden
    This Canadian inventor is considred the " Father of Radio Broadcasting". He had utilized two rotary-spark transmitters which had allowed him to achieve an Atlantic two-way transmission. The two were built at Brant Rock and an identical one built at Machrihanish, Scotland. However, in the month of December,1906 a careless worker destroyed all of his work.
  • Eli Franklin Burton, Cecil Hall, James Hillier, and Albert Prebus

    Eli Franklin Burton, Cecil Hall, James Hillier, and Albert Prebus
    The batch of people had invented the world's first electron microscope in the University Of Toronto. An electron microscope is an extremely powerful microscope that mainly works becauseof energetic electrons that are fired by an electron gun. There are some disadvantage but to counter them they coat the surface of the object they want to magnify. This is because metals are excellent conductors of electricity.
  • John Alexander Hopps

    John Alexander Hopps
    This Canadian had pioneered the heart pacemaker, his title is the "father of biomedical engineering. The pace maker is used to regulate ones' heartbeat if it is too slow. His pace maker works on the exterior which meant that it would give shocks to a patient through the chest. It was powered by an AC outlet which posed a threat to the patient. This mehod was quite agonizing.
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    Timeline of the breakthroughs in Electricity

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