Electiricity Timeline

Science Class 5/6/13

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Benjamin Franklin invented the Lightening Rod

1752

First electric battery invented by Alessandro Volta

1800

Relationship of electricity and magnetism confirmed by Hans Christian Oersted

1820

D. F. Arago invented the electromagnet

1820

First electric motor invented by Michael Faraday.

1821

Generation and transmission discovered by Michael Faraday.

1831

First fuel cell invented by Sir William Robert Grove

1839

Telephone Invented

1870

The first hydroelectric power station opens in Wisconsin.

1882

Steam turbine invented by Charles Parsons.

1884

Rotating field AC alternator invented by Nikola Tesla

1888

60 cycle AC system introduced in U.S.

1891

Electron discovered by J. J. Thomson.

1897

Lee De Forest invented the electric amplifier.

1907

Electric refrigerator is invented.

1913

The transistor is invented

1947