Electrical Timeline

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Otto von Guericke invented a machine that produced static electricity

1660

Stephen Gray discovered the conduction of electricity

1729

Benjamin Franklin invented the Lightning Rod

1752

Alessandro Volta invented the first electric battery

1800

Relationship between electricity and magnestism

1820

Michael Faraday invented the first electric motor

1821

Georg Simon Ohm wrote Ohm's Law

1826

Harrison Dyar created the first telegraph in the US

1828

J.P. Joule's law of electrical heating was published

1841

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone

1876

Thomas Edison created the first power system

1880

First hydroelectric plant

1887

Nikola Tesla invented the rotating field AC alternator

1888

60 cycle AC system introduced in U.S.

1891

J.J. Thomson discovered electrons

1897