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Timeline Of Historic Inventions

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1. Shelter construction






2. Floating crane in Rhineland - Holy Roman Empire






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






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






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






6. Buttress dam in Roman Empire






7. 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






8. Friction Match - John Walker






9. Sakia gear in Hellenistic Egypt






10. Cloth woven from flax fiber






11. Crossbow in Ancient China and Ancient Greece - In Ancient China - the earliest evidence of bronze crossbow bolts dates as early as mid-5th century BC in Yutaishan - Hubei.In Ancient Greece - the terminus ante quem of the gastraphetes is 421 BC.






12. Brace in Flandres - Holy Roman Empire






13. Mechanization of papermaking (paper mill) in X






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






15. Double-entry bookkeeping system codified by Luca Pacioli






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






17. Crankshaft in Augusta Raurica - Roman Empire






18. Papyrus paper invented by ancient Egyptians by interlocking the stems of the Papyrus plant in the lower Nile.






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






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






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






22. Fire and then cooking






23. 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






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






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






26. Lateen sail in Roman Empire






27. Bow






28. Flute in Germany






29. 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






30. Burial






31. Burial






32. Crank motion (rotary quern) in Celtiberian Spain






33. Double-entry bookkeeping system codified by Luca Pacioli






34. Crankshaft in Augusta Raurica - Roman Empire






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






36. 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






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






38. Pottery






39. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invents the alcohol thermometer.






40. Turbine in Africa (province) - Roman Empire






41. Wheelbarrow in Attica - Ancient Greece






42. The tank was invented by Ernest Swinton - although the British Royal Commission on Awards recognised a South Australian named Lance de Mole who had submitted a proposal to the British War Office - for a 'chain-rail vehicle which could be easily stee






43. Friction Match - John Walker






44. 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.






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






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






47. Floating crane in Rhineland - Holy Roman Empire






48. The electric light bulb was first patented in England by 1878 by Joseph Swan after having experimented since about 1850. Thomas Edison in the U.S. was working on improving the bulb patented by Swan and was granted a U.S. patent in 1879.






49. Spears in Germany






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