Electricity

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Shawinigan

1903

Shawinigan Water & Power installs world’s largest generator: 5,000 Watts, and world’s largest and highest voltage line—136 Km and 50 Kilovolts

Lee De Forest

1907

Lee De Forest invented the electric amplifier.

fridge

1913

A. Goss invented the electric refrigerator.

Baseball

1935

The Public Utility Holding Company Act and The Federal Power Act is passed. The Securities and Exchange Commission and The Bonneville Power Administration is established.

The first night baseball game in major leagues is played made possible by electric lighting.

Electrificiation

1936

287 Kilovolt line runs 266 miles to Boulder (Hoover) Dam.

The Rural Electrification Act is passed.

transistor

1947

The transistor was invented.

Farm

1950

Almost all American farms had electricity.

VTR

1951

Charles Ginsburg invented the first videotape recorder

NERC

1968

The North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) was formed.

Signal

1976

The first commercial fiber optic cable is installed in Chicago for telephone signals.