Electricity Timeline

Events

Stephen Gray discovered insulators and conductor

1720

Benjamin Fraklin show lightning was electrical

1752

By flying a kite

Alessandro Volta invented the battery

1800

William Sturgeon developed the first electromagnet

1825

Georg Ohm introduced the concept of electrical resistance

1827

Pavel Yablochkov invented electric carbon arc lamp

1876

Nikola Tesla gets a US patent on induction motor

1888

Galileo Ferraris publishes a paper on the induction motor

1888

Thomas Alva Edison invented fuse

1890

Peter Cooper Hewitt invented Fluorescent lamp

1901

John Ambrose Fleming invented diode

1904

Lee de Forest invented triode

1906

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered Superconductivity

1911

Robert Watson-Watt devevoped the Radar concept

1936

First nuclear power plant in the US

1951