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Discovery of Electrons
Discovery of Electrons
1897
Joseph John Thomson discovered the existance of electrons. Energy Kid's Page. (2007). Electricity Timeline. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/history/timelines/electricity.html

Nicola Tesla
Nicola Tesla
1883
She invented a transformer that changed electricity from low voltage to high voltage, making it easier to transport over long distances. Energy Kid's Page. (2005). Electricity Timeline. Retrieved May 7th, 2009, from http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/history/timelines/electricity.html

Invention of the Light Bulb
Invention of the Light Bulb
10 Oct 1880
The first successful test of the light bulb, which lasted for 40 hours. Wikipedia. (2009). Retrieved May 7th, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison

Invention of the Electrical Relay
Invention of the Electrical Relay
1835
Joseph Henry invented the electrical relay, which could send electrical currents long distances. Energy Kid's Page. (2007). Electricity Timeline. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/history/timelines/electricity.html

André Ampère explained the electro-dynamic theory
André Ampère explained the electro-dynamic theory
1826
André Ampère published his theories about electricity and magnetism. He was the first person to explain the electro-dynamic theory. The unit of electric current was named after Ampère Source: Unknown. (2006)André Marie Ampère. Retrieved 14 May 2008 from http://corrosion-doctors.org/Biographies/AmperBio.htm

André Ampère explained the electro-dynamic theory
1826
André Ampère published his theories about electricity and magnetism. He was the first person to explain the electro-dynamic theory. The unit of electric current was named after Ampère.

Michael Faraday's Discovery
Michael Faraday's Discovery
1821
Michael Faraday discovered that when a magnet is moved inside a coil of copper wire, a tiny electric current flows through the wire.

Michael Faraday's Discovery
Michael Faraday's Discovery
1821
Michael Faraday discovered that when a magnet is moved inside a coil of copper wire, a tiny electric current flows through the wire.

Michael Faraday's Discovery
Michael Faraday's Discovery
1821
Michael Faraday discovered that when a magnet is moved inside a coil of copper wire, a tiny electric current flows through the wire.

Michael Faraday's Discovery
Michael Faraday's Discovery
1821
Michael Faraday discovered that when a magnet is moved inside a coil of copper wire, a tiny electric current flows through the wire.

Discovery of Magnetic Fields Caused by Electricity
Discovery of Magnetic Fields Caused by Electricity
1820
Hans Christian Oersted found that when electricity flows through a wire, it produces a magnetic field that affects the needle of a nearby compass.

Discovery of Magnetic Fields Caused by Electricity
Discovery of Magnetic Fields Caused by Electricity
1820
Hans Christian Oersted found that when electricity flows through a wire, it produces a magnetic field that affects the needle of a nearby compass.

First Battery
First Battery
1800
Alessandro Volta invented the first battery. The Great Idea Finder. (2007). Electric Battery. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/battery.htm

Benjamin Franklin's Experiment
Benjamin Franklin's Experiment
1752
During a huge storm, Benjamin Franklin Bell flew a kite. The negative charges of the strom was passed onto the kite. The charge went through the string of the kite, and then onto the key that was at the bottom of the kite. Franklin was unaffected by the negative charges because he was holding a dry silk string which insulated him from the charges on the key. When he touched the key, a spark jumped from the key to his body and he received a shock. This is because the negative charge from the key were so strong that it was attracted to the positive charge of his body. By tying a key onto a kite string during a storm, Benjamin Franklin proved that static electricity and lightning were the same. Source: The Bakken. (2007). Benmjamin Franklin's Kite Experiment. [ http]

Stephen Gray
Stephen Gray
1729
Stephen Gray (December, 1666 - 7 February 1736) was an amateur astronomer, who was the first to systematically experiment with electric conduction, rather than simple generation of static charges and investiagations of the static phenomena. Ablsolute Astronomy. (2009). Stephen Gray(scientist). Retrieved May 7, 2009, from http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Stephen_Gray_(scientist)

Invention of Neon Lights
Invention of Neon Lights
1705
Francis Hauksbee created electrical effects by putting some mercury into a glass globe, pumping out the air and then spinning it. When he did this in the dark, and then rubbed the globe with his bare hand, it glowed. The Main Discoveries in Electricity. (n.d.) No date. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/BritishEnergy/14-16/index.html

Discovery of Static Electricity
Jan 9, 600 AD
Thales, a Greek, found that when amber was rubbed with silk it attracted feathers and other light objects. Bocco, Diana. (2009). Who Discovered Electricity? Retrieved May 7th, 2009, from http://www.wisegeek.com/who-discovered-electricity.htm

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