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Timeline Of Historic Inventions

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1. James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny.






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






3. Glue in Italy






4. Railway steam locomotive - Richard Trevithick






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






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






7. Fire and then cooking






8. Parachute (with frame) in Renaissance Italy






9. Wheelbarrow in Attica - Ancient Greece






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






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






12. Dry dock some time after Ptolemy IV (221






13. Noria in Roman Empire






14. 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






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






16. Shelter construction






17. Wind power in an open air stream is thus proportional to the third power of the wind speed; the available power increases eightfold when the wind speed doubles. Wind turbines for grid electricity therefore need to be especially efficient at greater w






18. Brace in Flandres - Holy Roman Empire






19. Noria in Roman Empire






20. Floating crane in Rhineland - Holy Roman Empire






21. 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.






22. Catapult in Ancient Greece (incl. Sicily)






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






24. Floating dock in Venice - Venetian Republic






25. Crank motion (rotary quern) in Celtiberian Spain






26. 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






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






28. Anders Celsius develops the Centigrade temperature scale.






29. Lateen sail in Roman Empire






30. Burial






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






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






33. Crankshaft in Augusta Raurica - Roman Empire






34. Spiral stairs (Temple A) in Selinunte - Sicily (see also List of ancient spiral stairs)






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






36. Bow






37. Gunpowder in Ancient China - Gunpowder was - according to prevailing academic consensus - discovered in the 9th century by Chinese alchemists searching for an elixir of immortality. Evidence of gunpowder's first use in China comes from the Five Dynas






38. Floating crane in Rhineland - Holy Roman Empire






39. Pottery






40. Flute in Germany






41. Turbine in Africa (province) - Roman Empire






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






43. Glue in Italy






44. James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny.






45. A CD-ROM (an acronym of 'Compact Disc Read-only memory') is a pre-pressed compact disc that contains data accessible to - but not writable by - a computer for data storage and music playback. The 1985






46. Paper in Ancient China - Although it is recorded that the Han Dynasty (202 BC






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






48. Wind power in an open air stream is thus proportional to the third power of the wind speed; the available power increases eightfold when the wind speed doubles. Wind turbines for grid electricity therefore need to be especially efficient at greater w






49. Eyeglasses in Italy






50. Friction Match - John Walker