Internet Timeline

Here you will find the timeline of technology. Your assignment is to take out 7-10 key moments that you like and to use one of the websites listed below (or any others you can find) to make a creative and beautiful digital timeline. You will notice that my timeline ends in 2001 – you must also add 3-5 key moments since 2001 to your timeline (10-15 in total). Be sure to use as many multi-media components as you can. Upload your timeline to your Blog. On your Blog page list 2 pros and 2 cons of the timeline you selected.

2400 BC The abacus, the first known calculator, invented in Babylonia

300 BC Pingala invents the binary number system

87 BC Antikythera Mechanism invented in Rhodes to track movement of the stars

724 Liang Ling-Can invents the first fully mechanical clock

1041 Movable type printing press invented by Bi Sheng

1280 Eyeglasses were invented

1350 Suspension bridges built in Peru

1450 Alphabetic, movable type printing press invented by Johann Gutenberg

1500 Ball bearing invented by Leonardo Da Vinci together with flying machines, including a helicopter, the first mechanical calculator and one of the first programmable robots

1510 Pocket watch invented by Peter Henlein

1576 Ironclad warship invented by Oda Nobunaga

1581 Pendulum invented by Galileo Galilei

1593 Thermometer invented by Galileo Galilei

1608 Telescope invented by Hans Lippershey

1609 Microscope invented by Galileo Galilei

1642 Adding machine invented by Blaise Pascal

1643 Barometer invented by Evangelista Torricelli

1645 Vacuum pump invented by Otto von Guericke

1657 Pendulum clock invented by Christiaan Huygens

1679 Pressure cooker invented by Denis Papin

1687 Newton, Principia: Newton’s physics formed the foundation of modern science

1698 Steam engine invented by Thomas Savery

1671 Gottfried Leibniz is known as one of the founding fathers of calculus

1705 Steam piston engine invented by Thomas Newcomen

1708 Jethro Tull invents mechanical (seed) sower

1710 Thermometer invented by Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur

1733 John Kay invents flying shuttle.

1742 Franklin stove invented by Benjamin Franklin

1752 Lightning rod invented by Benjamin Franklin

1767 Spinning jenny invented by James Hargreaves

1769 Steam engine invented by James Watt

1774 Priestly isolates oxygen

1779 First steam powered mills automate the weaving process.

1781 William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus.

1783 Hot air balloon invented by Montgolfier brothers

1791 Steamboat invented by John Fitch

1793 Eli Whitney develops the cotton gin

1798 Vaccination invented by Edward Jenner

1799 Humphrey Davy discovers nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

1799 Oliver Evans invents the conveyer belt

1804 Locomotive invented by Richard Trevithick

1814 Steam Locomotive (Blucher) invented by George Stephenson

1816 Miner’s safety lamp invented by Humphry Davy

1816 Stethoscope invented by Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec

1820 The Arithmometer was the first mass-produced calculator invented by Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar

1821 Faraday demonstrates the principle of the electric motor.

1822 Charles Babbage designs his first mechanical computer

1821 Electric motor invented by Michael Faraday

1826 Photography invented by Joseph Nicephore Niepce

1830 Lawn mower invented by Edwin Beard Budding

1831 Von Liebig discovers chloroformFaraday discovers electro-magnetic current, making possible generators and electric engines.

1834 Braille invented by Louis Braille

1834 Refrigerator invented by Jacob Perkins

1834 Combine harvester invented by Hiram Moore

1835 Morse code invented by Samuel Morse

1835 Revolver invented by Samuel Colt

1838 Electric telegraph invented by Charles Wheatstone (also Samuel Morse)

1838 Daguerre perfects the Daguerrotype.

1839 Vulcanization of rubber invented by Charles Goodyear

1842 Anaesthesia invented by Crawford Long

1843 Typewriter invented by Charles Thurber

1846 Sewing machine invented by Elias Howe

1846 Rotary printing press invented by Richard M. Hoe

1846 Elias Howe invents the sewing machine

1849 Safety pin invented by Walter Hunt

1849 Monier develops reinforced concrete

1859 Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species

1859 Etienne Lenoir demonstrates the first successful gasoline engine

1862 Revolving machine gun invented by Richard J. Gatling

1862 Isaac Singer commercializes the sewing machine

1862 Mechanical submarine invented by Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol

1866 Dynamite invented by Alfred Nobel

1866 Lister demonstrates the use of carbolic antiseptic

1869 Mendeleev produces the Periodic Table

1870 Stock ticker invented by Thomas Alva Edison

1873 Christopher Sholes invents the Remington typewriter

1873 James Clerk Maxwell states the laws of electro-magnetic radiation

1876 Gasoline carburettor invented by Daimler

1877 Phonograph invented by Thomas Alva Edison

1877 Microphone invented by Emile Berliner

1878 Cathode ray tube invented by William Crookes

1878 Edison invents the incandescent lamp.

1880 Photophone invented by Alexander Graham Bell

1883 First skyscraper built in Chicago (ten stories)

1883 Maxim invents the machine gun

1885 Motor cycle invented by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm MaybachBenz develops first automobile to run on internal- combustion engine

1888 Hertz produces radio waves.

1888 Eiffel Tower is bult

1891 Zipper invented by Whitcomb L. Judson

1891 Rudolf Diesel invents diesel

1893 Wireless communication invented by Nikola Tesla

1895 Diesel engine invented by Rudolf Diesel

1895 Radio signals were invented by Guglielmo Marconi

1893 Auguste and Louis Lumiere develop Cinematograph

1893 Roentgen discovers X-rays

1898 Remote control invented by Nikola Tesla

1900 Planck develops quantum theory

1900 First Zeppelin is built

1901 Vacuum cleaner invented by Hubert Booth

1903 Powered airplane invented by Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright

1905 Einstein writes the Theory of Relativity.

1907 Color photography invented by Auguste and Louis Lumiere

1907 Helicopter invented by Paul Cornu

1907 Radio amplifier invented by Lee DeForest

1908 Henry Ford mass-produces the Model T.

1909 Bakelite invented by Leo Baekeland

1919 London to Paris air service begins

1919 James Smathers develops the first electric typewriter

1923 Sound film invented by Lee DeForest

1923 Television Electronic invented by Philo Farnsworth

1924 Electro Mechanical television system invented by John Logie Baird

1926 Robert Goddard experiments with liquid-fueled rockets.

1928 Antibiotics, penicillin invented by Alexander Fleming

1931 Iconoscope invented by Vladimir Zworykin

1937 Jet engine invented by Frank Whittle and Hans von Ohain

1937 Alan Turing develops the concept of a theoretical computing machine

1938 Ballpoint pen invented by Laszlo Biro

1943 Enigma: Adolf Hitler uses the Enigma encryption machine

1943 Colossus: Alan Turing develops the the code-breaking machine Colossus

1943 Aqua-Lung invented by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan

1945 The atomic bomb

1946 Microwave oven invented by Percy Spencer

1951 Nuclear power reactor invented by Walter Zinn

1956 Optical fiber invented by Basil Hirschowitz, C. Wilbur Peters, and Lawrence E. Curtiss

1956 Videocassette recorder invented by Ampex

1957 Sputnik I and Sputnik II: Sputnik I and Sputnik II are launched by the Russians

1958 Silicon chip: The first integrated circuit, or silicon chip, is produced by the US Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce

1960 Laser invented by Theodore Harold Maiman

1961 Uri Gagarin is the first man in space

1961 Optical disc invented by David Paul Gregg

1963 Computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart

1967 Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) invented by John Shepherd-Barron

1967 Hypertext invented by Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson

1968 Video game console invented by Ralph H. Baer

1969 The moon landing – Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon

1971 E-mail invented by Ray Tomlinson

1971 Liquid Crystal Display invented by James Fergason

1971 Pocket calculator invented by Sharp Corporation

1971 Floppy Disk invented by David Noble with IBM

1973 Ethernet invented by Bob Metcalfe and David Boggs

1973 Personal computer invented by Xerox PARC

1983 Camcorder invented by Sony

1990 World Wide Web invented by Tim Berners-Lee

2001 Digital satellite radio