Timeline of invention

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This is a chronological list of inventions.

Note: Dates for inventions are often controversial. Inventions are often invented by several inventors around the same time, or may be invented in an impractical form many years before another inventor improves the invention into a practical form. Where there is ambiguity, the date of the first working version of the invention is used here.


[edit] Paleolithic Era

[edit] 10th millennium BC

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[edit] 1830s

[edit] 1840s

[edit] 1850s

[edit] 1860s

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[edit] 21st century

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[edit] See also

History of technology
By type of technology:

By period and location:

Technology timelines:


[edit] References

  • Asimov, Isaac, "Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery", Harper & Row, 1989. ISBN 0-06-015612-0
  • De Bono, Edward, "Eureka! An Illustrated History of Inventions from the Wheel to the Computer", Thames & Hudson, 1974.
  • Gowlett, John, "Ascent to Civilization", McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1992. ISBN 0-07-544312-0
  • Platt, Richard, "Eureka!: Great Inventions and How They Happened", 2003.

[edit] External links

[edit] Notes

  1. ^ SA MOTORING HISTORY - TIMELINE. Government of South Australia.
  2. ^ Setright, L. J. K. (2004). Drive On!: A Social History of the Motor Car. Granta Books. ISBN 1-86207-698-7.