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History of electricity
29 Jan 2018
600 BC Discovered that by rubbing amber with fur cloth, a static electric charge was produced
1792 - Discovered that electricity can be transported through conductive wires.
1733 - Charles Francois discovered positive and negative charge.
1788 - William Watson made the first low-pressure gas glow discharge within and evacuated glass tube this became the foundation for the flourescent light.
1766 - Jospeh Priestly worked out that the electric force law is an inverse square law.
1780 - Galvani discovered touching a dead frog with a metal knife resulted in the muscles twitching.
1793 - Volta began making the first batteries.
1800 - William Nicholson and Anthony Carlisle managed to separate water into its main components through the process of electrolysis.
1800 - Volta assembled a series of metal plates separated by soaked strips of cardboard, known as the voltaic pile, it produced larger electrical currents rather than single cells
1907 - Humphrey Davy proved that Voltas voltaic pile produced electricity through chemical reactions.
1812 - Simeon Poisson showed that the charge on a conductor must reside on the surface and result in zero charge within the conductor.
1820 - Hans Christian Oertsted observed magnetic effects of an electric current in a wire.
1820 - Andre Ampere showed that parallel conductors carrying currents moving in the same direction attract each other while currents moving in opposite directions repel.
1820 - Jean Baptiste Biot and Felix Savart showed that the magnetic field accompanying a current was perpendicular to the direction of motion of the current.
1826 - Georg Simon Ohm established 'Ohms Law'
1848-1849 - Gustav Kirchhoff extended Ohm’s work to conduction in three.
1878 - Thomas Edison and Joseph Swan invented the filament light globe.
1886 - Nikola Tesla invented the AC generator
1881 - First public power supply was built
1805 - Invention of solar panels
1930-1940 Electrical appliances available for homes
1956 - First mass scale nuclear power plant
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