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A Look at History's Greatest Black Inventors
Black inventors the biographes - inventions and photos of inventors from George Edward Alcorn to Granvile Woods.
History's Most Famous Inventions, From A to Z
Research the history of famous inventions both historical and cutting edge contemporary with thousands of detailed articles, biographies, photos, and timelines. And yes all in an easy to find format A to Z.
Did You Know All These Things Were Invented in...
Technology, science, and inventions have progressed at an accelerated rate during the hundred years of the 20th century, more so than any other century.
The History of Computers - Computer History...
A history of computers and the inventors involved with each computer invention milestone - a timeline with detailed history features.
History of the Telephone: Service Lines and...
The history of the telephone covering Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray - telephones from early models to todays digital cell phones and pagers.
Look at All This Cool Stuff Invented During the...
Learn about the famous inventions of the 19th Century, a period of rapid technological progress that took place during the 1800s, when many of the inventions we still use or know about today were first invented. Written in chronological order this timeline is extremely easy to use and includes links to indepth materials on each event.
From Pinholes to Polaroids: The History of the...
The complete history of photography a word derived from the Greek words for light and writing first used by Sir John Herschel in 1839.
It's Time You Learn about Inventor Garrett Morgan
Garrett Morgan was a Cleveland inventor who invented a device called the Morgan safety hood and smoke protector now called the gas mask.
What Were the Key Inventions of the '70s?
50s inventions - the science and technology behind the modern age
A Brief History of M&Ms Chocolate
Forrest Mars invented the recipe for M&Ms during the Spanish Civil War.
Get Up to Speed on History's Many Famous Black...
Complete research material for black history month - each black inventor listed has a date patent number and a description of the invention - a database of African American inventors.
The 10 Inventors Everyone Should Know
The top ten most popular inventors. Who does everybody what to learn more about? Do you agree with this list?
The Inventions of Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison held a world record of 1093 patents for inventions such as the lightbulb and phonograph - Thomas Edison biography and timeline.
Read the Fascinating Story of the First Black...
Patricia Bath became the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention.
Check Out All This Stuff That Was Invented in...
A timeline of 21st century modern inventions of 2000 and beyond
The History of Steamboats
John Fitch made the first successful trial of a steamboat and Robert Fulton invented the first successful steamboat - the Clermont
Who Invented the Atomic Bomb, Anyway?
Albert Einstein and other scientists told Roosevelt of Nazi Germany efforts to build an atomic bomb - the United States Government began the Manhattan Project that produced the first atomic bomb.
The Top 10 Most Popular Inventions of All Time
The top ten most popular inventions. Well why stop at ten, we are still adding to this list
Who Started Black History Month?
What we now call Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G Woodson as Negro History Week.
Steam Engine History
The history of steam engines - Thomas Savery patented the first crude steam engine - Thomas Newcomen invented the atmospheric steam engine that was improved on by James Watt.
Spinning Jenny - James Hargreaves
James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny
Read the Fascinating Story of Inventor Elijah...
Elijah McCoy may be unknown to most people however his inventions have created a level of distinction which bears his name.
The First Washing Machine Wasn't a Machine at All
The earliest washing machine the scrub board was invented in 1797 - the first electric powered washing machine in 1908.
Who Invented Peanut Butter?
The history of peanut butter.
What's the History of Touch Screen Technology?
The touch screen is one of the easiest to use and most intuitive of all PC interfaces making it the interface of choice for a wide variety of applications.
Have You Read the Amazing Story of George...
Biography of George Washington Carver - an explorer and innovator of agricultural science.
The Brilliant Scientific and Technological...
The 18th century gave birth to the first Industrial Revolution - the birth of modern manufacturing when steam engines replaced animal labor.
The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the...
The history of flight and the invention of the airplane including inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright.
How Did Madame CJ Walker Revolutionize Hair...
Madame CJ Walker was a St Louis washerwoman turned entrepreneur who in 1905 invented a method to soften and smooth black women.
Samuel Morse and the History of the Telegraph
The history of the telegraph and the science of telegraphy - Samuel Morse and other inventors.
Learn the History of How Photography Was Invented
Timeline of the history of photography
The History of the Refrigerator - and Freezer
The first known artificial refrigeration was demonstrated by William Cullen in 1748 - he did not use his discovery for any practical purpose - In 1805 an American inventor Oliver Evans designed the first refrigeration machine - Dr John Gorrie built a refrigerator based on the Evans design in 1844 - used to make ice to cool the air for his yellow fever patients.
You Should Know About Granville T Woods
Granville T Woods invented improvements to electric railways - air brakes - telephones - telegraphs - egg incubator - amusement park ride.
Do You Know How the Barbie Doll Was Invented?
The history of Barbie dolls and inventor Ruth Handler who invented the Barbie Doll in 1959.
Here's an A-Z List of History's Most Famous...
History and biographies of famous inventors with background information and patents on each invention - sp inventers
Railroad Invention and History
History of railroad locomotive and train innovations - past - present - future.
All About Lewis Latimer
Lewis Latimer invented the water closet for railroad cars - the electric lamp with an inexpensive carbon filament and a threaded wooden socket for light bulbs.
Stitches - The History of Sewing Machines
The first functional sewing machine was invented by French tailor Barthelemy Thimonnier who was almost killed by enraged French tailors who burnt down his factory.
Ever Wonder How Television Was Invented?
History of television. black and white, color, and digital TV, cameras, video recording, and broadcast equipment, with inventors Farnsworth, Baird, Zworykin, and more.
The History of Communication
The history of communication from early alphabets to the world wide web.
Do You Know the History of the Automobile?
The history of the automobile it is estimated that over 100,000 patents and dozens of inventors created the modern automobile.
Who Invented Google, Anyway?
Larry Page and Sergey Brin invented Google a very popular search engine.
Bessie Blount: An Inventor Who Worked for the...
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A List of Famous Inventions Beginning With the...
Patent biography and history information about famous inventions.
A Brief History of the Agricultural Revolution
The agricultural revolution was a period of agricultural development between the 18th century and the end of the 19th century, which saw a massive and rapid increase in agricultural productivity and vast improvements in farm technology.
Who Was Edmund Cartwright?
Edmund Cartwright was a cleric and the inventor of the power loom patented in 1785.
How Did Soft Drinks Originate?
A timeline of soft drink history including coca cola and pepsi cola, the inventors and history behind pop
Do You Know the History of Antibiotics?
Penicillin is one of the first and still one of the most widely used antibiotic agents. We detail the history of this discovery and scientists involved.
Who Was Benjamin Banneker?
Benjamin Banneker recognized African American inventor - biography pictures and information.
The History of the Automobile - Gas Engines
The history of the internal combustion engine and early gas powered cars and inventors - Nicolas Joseph Cuglnot - Nicolaus Otto - Karl Benz - Gottlieb Daimler
The History of Transportation
The history of transportation and innovations in transportation.
Look at All This Stuff Invented in the 17th...
During the 17th century major changes in philosophy and science took place,often characterised as a scientific revolution.Page 1 of 2 goes from 1600 to 1650.
Sample Business Plans for Budding Entrepreneurs
Sample business plans than can be used to as a guideline for writing your own.
Who Invented YouTube?
YouTube was invented by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim out of a garage in Menlo Park.
Alexander Miles - The Improved Elevator of...
Alexander Miles invented an improved elevator.
Who Gets Credit for Inventing the Thermometer?
The first thermometers were called thermoscopes, however, in 1724 Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the first mercury or modern thermometer.
7 of Ben Franklin's Top Inventions
Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod - iron furnace stove - bifocal glasses and odometer - sp Ben Franklin.
Your Quick Overview of Johannes Gutenberg and...
In 1450 Johannes Gutenberg made his first printing press.
Spark Plugs - Edmond Berger
Did Edmond Berger invented an early spark plug?
Famous African American Inventors of the 19th...
Thomas Jennings born in 1791 is believed to have been the first African American inventor to receive a patent for an invention
Michael Faraday - Inventor of the Electric Motor
Michael Faraday - his biggest breakthrough in electricity was his invention of the electric motor.
The History of the Motion Picture
The Frenchman Louis Lumiere is often credited as inventing the first motion picture camera in 1895 - but in truth - several others had made similiar inventions around the same time.
All About the Invention of Television
Television was not invented by a single inventor instead many people working together and alone contributed to its evolution.
Meet John Standard: Inventor of a Better...
An improved refrigerator design was patented by African American inventor John Standard
Everything You Need to Know about the Invention...
An outline of the development of radio technology - radio owes its development to two other inventions the telegraph and the telephone.
Mass Spectrometer - Willard H Bennett and...
Willard H Bennett was the inventor of the radio frequency mass spectrometer.
George Sampson - Clothes Dryer U.S. Patent...
George Sampson - Clothes Dryer. Inventors.
Who Invented Facebook?
Facebook is the the creme de la creme of social media - learn the facinating story of who invented facebook.
Can You Guess What Alfred Nobel Invented?
In 1863 Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel invented the Nobel patent detonator used with dynamite and nitroglycerin.
Get the Basic Facts on Microsoft Founder Bill...
A look at the life of the founder and first chairman of Microsoft.
Sarah Boone
An improvement to the ironing board was invented by African American Sarah Boone on December 30 1887.
Alexander Graham Bell - Biography
In 1876 at the age of 29 Alexander Graham Bell invented a phone and a year later he started the Bell telephone company.
History of American Agriculture - Farm...
A History of American Agriculture 1776-1990
The Bloody Origins of Valentine's Day
Description: Pope Gelasius I declared February 14 as Valentine Day
Rubber Galoshes and Other Famous Patents Filed...
The month of February calendar of famous inventions patents and trademarks. Plus famous February birthdays
All About the History of Vacuum Cleaners
The vacuum cleaner of modern design was invented in 1901 by Hubert Cecil Booth and took the form of a large horse-drawn petrol-driven unit which was parked outside the building to be cleaned and had long hoses fed through the windows.
Love Your Home WiFi? Thank This Guy
When you have WiFi you have the ability to connect to the internet without having to be wired to a connection.
James Naismith: Physical Education Instructor...
Learn more about James Naismith, the Canadian-born physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891.
Read Thomas Edison's Fascinating Life Story
Biography of inventor Thomas Edison starting with Edison's early life and continuing until his death. Very few other inventors are know as well as Edison is, an American favorite.
Confused by Leap Year? Blame Julius Ceasar
Julius Caesar was behind the origins of a leap year to allow the established Roman yearly calendar keep pace with the actual rotation of the earth around the sun, since they were not actually in sync. Today a leap year holds to some very strange customs regarding marriage.
Enrich Your Mind by Reading This History of Money
How did money originate - where did coins come from - who printed the first paper money.
Business Plan - Example of Completed Business...
Sample business plan - example of full business plan
The Wright Stuff: How Man Learned to Fly
Orville and Wilbur Wright aka the Wright Brothers invented and flew the first airplane.
Who Invented Ice Skating?
The first ice skates were made of animal bones, and originated in Ancient Europe.
"I Will Build a Car for the Great Multitude":...
Henry Ford invented the assembly line for automobile manufacturing, and designed the famous Model T automobile.
Ever Read the History of the ENIAC Computer?
Twenty thousand vacuum tubes later the ENIAC computer is born and John Mauchly and John Presper Eckert are the proud parents.
Check Out These Famous 'C' Inventions
Famous inventions - patents with historical information.
How Rolled Film Made Everyone a Photographer
George Eastman invented rolled photography film and the Kodak camera. An avid photographer,he was the founder of the Kodak company. The first of seven pages.
History of Laptop Computers
Manny Fernandez had an early idea for a laptop computer for executives however there are the 1979 designs by William Moggridge.
The History of the Automobile - Steam Cars
Historians who accept the early steam powered vehicles as being automobiles - also accept Nicolas Cugnot as being the inventor of the first automobile.
The Song That Sold the World on Coke
Coca Cola was invented by Doctor John Pembert - learn the history of coca cola and other soft drinks.
Jack Johnson
The world's first African-American heavyweight champion Jack Johnson patented a wrench
The Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin on March 14 1794 and a revolution in textiles began.
The Interesting Evolution of the Modern Oven
The first historical record of an oven being built, refers to a stove built in 1490, made entirely of brick and tile. Learn the history of stoves from fireplaces to microwaves.
Bet You Don't Know the History of Typewriters,...
Before there were computers, typewriters ruled the office. Learn the history of typewriters and the qwerty keyboard.
Rudolf Diesel, Inventor of the Diesel Engine
Rudolf Diesel was a French-German engineer who patented the diesel engine in 1898... though building it nearly killed him.
Ever Wonder about the History of Chewing Gum?
A little chewing gum history from Thomas Adams and tire chicle to the Diemer's first bubble gum.
Do You Know Who Made the First Cell Phone Call?
Inventor Martin Cooper celebrates 30th anniversary of first portable cell phone call.
The Evolution of the Modern Steam Engine
James Watt and his life as the inventor of the modern steam engine.
What Do You Know about the Guy Who Invented the...
George Stephenson is considered to be the inventor of the first steam locomotive engine for railways
Harriet Tubman - Leading Slaves into Freedom
Harriet Tubman was a runaway slave from Maryland who became known as the Moses of her people.
William Purvis - The Fountain Pens of William...
William Purvis invented an improvement to the fountain pen.
Meet the First African American Woman to Patent...
In January 2006, Janet Emerson Bashen became the first African-American female to hold a patent for a software invention
Who Invented the First Parachute?
The history of parachutes dates back to medieval days.
The Interesting Evolution of the Computer...
The invention of the modern computer keyboard began with the invention of the typewriter
Meet the Inventors of the Electron Microscope
The electron microscope was co-invented by Germans, Max Knott and Ernst Ruska in 1931, Page 2.
Sarah Goode
Sarah Goode was the first African American women to recieve a United States patent
Thomas Jennings, the First African-American...
Thomas Jennings became the first African-American patent holder when he patented a method for dry-cleaning clothes.
Meet John Lee Love: Inventor of a Better Pencil...
John Lee Love's pencil sharpener was patented in 1897 John Lee Love's first invention was the Plasterer Hawk.
Everything About The History of Shoes
A history covering both shoes and shoe making machinery.
Learn the History of the Compass and Other...
The magnetic compass is an old Chinese invention which has become a very modern invention.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk. Inventors.
Da Vinci Dreamed Up the Helicopter, but This...
Chronicle of the evolution of rotary wing aircraft - helicopter pioneers and inventors profiled.
Who Deserves Credit for Inventing Electricity?
The foundations of modern electrical science were definitely established in the Elizabethan Age.
Ever Wondered about the History of Plastic?
The history of plastic different types of and timeline of plastics.
Ever Wonder When Toilets Were Invented?
The first first flush toilet was invented in 1775. Page 3.
Read This History of Elevators from Top to Bottom
Elisha Graves Otis did not actually invent the first elevator - he invented the brake used in modern elevators, and his brakes made skyscrapers a practical reality.
History of Wrenches
Solymon Merrick patented the first wrench in 1835.
The Evolution of the Farm Tractor
The first engine powered farm tractors used a steam engine and were introduced in 1868.
The History of the Zipper
The humble zipper is just a few inches of interlocking metal teeth that has changed the way we dress forever. Learn how the humble zipper earned its name and who invented it. You will not believe what the first zippers looked like
The History of Computer and Video Games
Space War Pong Nintendo - the history of computer games and video console games - Video game history is interesting even if you have never touched a joystick.
A Brief History of Writing Instuments - Ink and...
From prehistoric cave paintings to the quill pen - read about the developent of paper and ink and early reed and quill pens - Learn how to prepare a quill pen.
Why Cyrus McCormick is the "Father of Modern...
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Augustus Jackson: The Inventor Who Made Ice...
Augustus Jackson invented ice cream recipes around 1832.
Check Out All This Cool Stuff Invented in the...
During the 16th century major changes in philosophy and science took place - often characterised as the Scientific revolution.
John Albert Burr - The Green Lawns of John...
African American inventor John Albert Burr patented a rotary blade lawn mower.
Inventors You Should Know: James Watt
The first modern steam engine was the invention of James Watt Learn about the early life of James Watt
What's the History of Sports?
The inventors behind the games and the history of sports equipment.
Quiz - African American Inventors Trivia
Quiz start - Which African American inventor published a Farmers' Almanac?
History of Pens and Writing Instruments...
From cave paintings to the quill pen - How ink paper and pens were all invented.
The Shampoo Headrest and Other African American...
African American inventors - black history month biographies
Jack Johnson - Patent Drawings For A Wrench
Jack Johnson patent for a wrench
History of Computer Printers
In 1953 the first high-speed printer is developed by Remington-Rand for use on the Univac computer - All of us who use laser printers today can thank the original laser printer developed at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.
Isn't It Time You Learn about the History of...
Ancient timekeeping - sun and water clocks - mechanical and quartz clocks - time standards - time zones.
Read the Long, Fascinating History of Ice Cream
Ice cream is often called The Great American Dessert find out the history behind ice cream - sundaes and cones.
Wait, There Were Electric Cars Between 1830 and...
An electric vehicle or EV by definition will use an electric motor for propulsion rather than being powered by a gasoline-powered motor.
Thomas Stewart - Thomas Stewart Invented a Mop
Thomas Stewart invented an improved mop - mental bender - and street indicator.
Thirteen Rules of Basketball - James Naismith
James Naismith wrote the original thirteen rules of basketball
The Interesting Evolution of the Farm Plow
The farmers of George Washington's day had no better tools than had the farmers of Julius Caesar's day - in fact - Roman ploughs were superior to those in general use in America eighteen centuries later.
Golf Balls and Other Famous Inventions of the...
The inventions and history of the 15th century - the 15th century gave birth to the Renaissance Era and the Age of Discovery.
Thomas Elkins
Thomas Elkins - view his three patents.
How Much Do You Know about the History of...
Timeline - important events in the history of electricity.
Nathaniel Alexander - Folding Chair
Nathaniel Alexander invented a folding chair
10 Mexican Inventors Everyone Should Know
From birth control pills to color television Mexican inventors have contributed to creating many notable inventions.
Learn the Fascinating History of the X-Ray
A history of the X-Ray and the invention of x-ray machine
The Evolution of the Screw
The history of early and modern screws - Phillips Head - Robertson - square drive screws - screwdrivers.
Meet Samuel Crompton: Inventor of the Spinning...
Samuel Crompton invented the spinning mule - Samuel Crompton's machine combined the best features of both the Spinning Jenny and Arkwright's Water (spinning) Frame.
History of Aspirin
In 1829 scientists discovered that it was the compound called salicin in willow plants which gave you the pain relief and this led to the manufacturing of Aspirin.
What's the Deal With that Copyright Symbol...
Copyright notice and how to correctly use the copyright symbol.

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