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Timeline Of Historic Inventions

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2. Fire and then cooking

3. Dry dock some time after Ptolemy IV (221

4. Mechanization of papermaking (paper mill) in X

5. Paddle wheel boat (in De rebus bellicis) in Roman Empire

6. Wheelbarrow in Attica - Ancient Greece

7. Pointed arch bridge (Karamagara Bridge) in Cappadocia - Eastern Roman Empire

8. Segmental arch bridge (e.g. Pont-Saint-Martin or Ponte San Lorenzo) in Italy - Roman Republic

9. Noria in Roman Empire

10. Pigments in Zambia

11. Bow

12. Water wheel in Hellenistic kingdoms described by Philo of Byzantium (ca. 280

13. Crankshaft in Augusta Raurica - Roman Empire

14. Watermill (grain mill) by Greek engineers in Eastern Mediterranean (see also List of ancient watermills)

15. Crane in Ancient Greece

16. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invents the alcohol thermometer.

17. Banknote in Tang Dynasty China - The banknote was first developed in China during the Tang and Song dynasties - starting in the 7th century. Its roots were in merchant receipts of deposit during the Tang Dynasty (618

18. Twisted rope

19. Crane in Ancient Greece

20. Floating crane in Rhineland - Holy Roman Empire

21. Thomas Newcomen builds the first steam engine to pump water out of mines. Newcomen's engine - unlike Thomas Savery's - used a piston.

22. Canal lock (possibly pound lock) in Ancient Suez Canal under Ptolemy II (283

23. Arch-gravity dam (e.g. PuyForadado Dam or Kasserine Dam) in Roman Empire

24. Flute in Germany

25. Jacquard loom (loom controlled by punched card) - Joseph Marie Jacquard

26. The first working phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison

27. Greek fire in Constantinople - Byzantine Empire- Greek fire - an incendiary weapon likely based on petroleum or naphtha - was invented by Kallinikos - a Greek refugee to Constantinople - as described by Theophanes. However - the historicity and exact

28. Glue in Italy

29. First use of nuclear power to produce electricity for households in Arco - Idaho

30. Printing press in Mainz - Germany - The printing press was invented in the Holy Roman Empire by Johannes Gutenberg around 1440 - based on existing screw presses. The first confirmed record of a press appeared in a 1439 lawsuit against Gutenberg.

31. Spears in Germany

32. Crank and connecting rod (Hierapolis sawmill) in Asia Minor - Roman Empire

33. Co-creation of the integrated circuit by Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce.

34. Brace in Flandres - Holy Roman Empire

35. Parachute (with frame) in Renaissance Italy

36. Railway steam locomotive - Richard Trevithick

37. Pigments in Zambia

38. Railway steam locomotive - Richard Trevithick

39. Mariner's compass (wet compass) in Ancient China - The earliest recorded use of magnetized needle for navigational purposes at sea is found in Zhu Yu's book Pingzhou Table Talks of 1119 (written from 1111 to 1117). The typical Chinese navigational co

40. Morphine in Paderborn - Germany - Morphine was discovered as the first active alkaloid extracted from the opium poppy plant in December 1804 by Friedrich Sert

41. Eyeglasses in Italy

42. Movable type in Ancient China - The first record of a movable type system is in the Dream Pool Essays written in 1088 - which attributed the invention of the movable type to Bi Sheng. In the 15th century - Johannes Gutenberg independently invented th

43. Floating dock in Venice - Venetian Republic

44. Dry dock some time after Ptolemy IV (221

45. Crank motion (rotary quern) in Celtiberian Spain

46. Pendentive dome (Hagia Sophia) in Constantinople - Eastern Roman Empire

47. Glue in Italy

48. Arch dam (Glanum Dam) in Gallia Narbonensis - Roman Republic (see also List of Roman dams)

49. Buttress dam in Roman Empire

50. A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer or customized computer system that produces a video display signal which can be used with a display device (a television - monitor - etc.) to display a video game. The term 'video game con