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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