10 Key Events in Energy

Events

Benjamin Franklin

1752

Benjamin Frankiln proves that static electricity and lightening is the same thing.

Michael Faraday

Approx. 1831

Michael Faraday discovers the basic principles of electricity generation.
http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/history-electricity/

Electric Telegram

1844

The electric telegram, a machine that could send messages through wire, was invented by Samuel Morse

Incandescent Light Bulb

1879

The incandescent light bulb is put into practical use.
http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/history-electricity/

Incandescent Light Bulb

1880

Thomas Edison patents the incandescent light bulb.

Wind Powered Electricity

1888

The Thor

1908

The Thor washing machine was invented by Alva J. Fisher.
https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-washing-machines-1992666

American Association of Blacks in Energy

1977

AABE is founded by Clarke Watson after a meeting for energy policy makers was called by President Jimmy Carter and there were no minorities on the list.
https://www.aabe.org/index.php?component=pages&id=17