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Timeline Of Historic Inventions

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






2. Lateen sail in Roman Empire






3. Fore-and-aft rig (spritsail) in Ancient Greece






4. Pigments in Zambia






5. Sakia gear in Hellenistic Egypt






6. Noria in Roman Empire






7. Arc lamp - Humphry Davy (exact date unclear; not practical as a light source until generators)






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






9. 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






10. Fire and then cooking






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






12. Crank motion (rotary quern) in Celtiberian Spain






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






14. Pottery






15. The first working phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison






16. Turbine in Africa (province) - Roman Empire






17. Mariner's astrolabe on Portuguese circumnavigation of Africa






18. World Wide Web by a British national in Geneva - Switzerland - The World Wide Web was first proposed on March 1989 by English engineer and computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee - now the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium. The project was pub






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






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






21. Multiple arch buttress dam (Esparragalejo Dam) in Hispania - Roman Empire






22. The pattern-tracing lathe (actually more like a shaper) is completed by Thomas Blanchard for the U.S. Ordnance Dept. The lathe could copy symmetrical shapes and was used for making gun stocks - and later - ax handles. The lathe's patent was in force






23. DVD is an optical disc storage format - invented and developed by Philips - Sony - Toshiba - and Panasonic in 1995. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than Compact Discs while having the same dimensions.






24. James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny.






25. Flute in Germany






26. Pottery






27. Floating crane in Rhineland - Holy Roman Empire






28. Mariner's astrolabe on Portuguese circumnavigation of Africa






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






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






31. Numerical zero in Ancient India - The concept of zero as a number - and not merely a symbol for separation is attributed toIndia. In India - practical calculations were carried out using zero - which was treated like any other number by the 9th centu






32. Dry dock some time after Ptolemy IV (221






33. Waterway connecting two seas (Ancient Suez Canal) by Greek engineers under Ptolemy II (283






34. High pressure steam engine - Richard Trevithick and Oliver Evans - independently






35. 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






36. Rebreather - Henry Fleuss was granted a patent for the first practical rebreather






37. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invents the alcohol thermometer.






38. Newspaper (Relation) - Johann Carolus in Strassburg - Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (see also List of the oldest newspapers)






39. Three-masted ship (mizzen - on Syracusia) under Hiero II of Syracuse - Sicily






40. Mechanization of papermaking (paper mill) in X






41. Floating crane in Rhineland - Holy Roman Empire






42. 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






43. Parachute (with frame) in Renaissance Italy






44. Newspaper (Relation) - Johann Carolus in Strassburg - Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (see also List of the oldest newspapers)






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






46. Fore-and-aft rig (spritsail) in Ancient Greece






47. Waterway connecting two seas (Ancient Suez Canal) by Greek engineers under Ptolemy II (283






48. High pressure steam engine - Richard Trevithick and Oliver Evans - independently






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






50. Bow