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Famous Inventions : A to Z

Research the history of famous inventions - past and present.

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Umbrella

The umbrella was invented over four thousand years ago there is evidence of umbrellas in the ancient art and artifacts of Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and China.

UNIVAC Computer

The UNIVAC computer was the first commercially available computer invented by John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly.

Vaccination Needle

Benjamin Rubin invented the "Pronged Vaccinating and Testing Needle."

Vacuum Cleaner

The history of the vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum Packed Canning

Amanda Jones re-invented American food production by inventing vacuum packed canning.

Vacuum Tubes

The complex history behind the electron or vacuum tube.

Velcro

Mother Nature could not have made it better herself.

Vending Machines

The first commercial coin-operated vending machine was introduced in London in the early 1880s; it dispensed post cards.

Venetian Blinds

The history behind venetian blinds.

Viagra

To the researchers of Viagra - life might seem cruel.

Video Related

The history of the first practical videotape recorder (VTR) - audio and video magnetic recording history - video cameras.

Video Games

The history of video games is interesting even if you have never touched a joystick.

VisiCalc

VisiCalc, the first computer spreadsheet program, was released to the public in 1979.

Vitamin Related

The history of vitamins - discovery or synthesized and production methods

Vinyl

Waldo Semon invented a way to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) useful - the history of vinyl.

Volleyball

Volleyball was invented by William Morgan in 1895.

Voting Machines

The history of voting machines - paper ballots - mechanical lever machines - punch cards - optical scan - direct recording electronic.

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