Tuesday, 07 April 2020
0673 Greek fire was invented by Kallinikos of Heliopolis
0724 liang Ling-Can invents the first fully mechanical clock
0800 gunpowder in China
0852 Parachute was invented by Armen Firman
0900 Horse collar in Europe
1041 Movable type printing press was invented by Bi Sheng
1350 suspension bridges in Peru
1450 alphabetic, movable type printing press was invented by Johann Gutenberg
1450 johannes Gutenberg pioneers the modern printing press, using rearrangeable metal letters called movable type.
1470 the first parachute is sketched on paper by an unknown inventor.
1492 nürnberg Terrestrial Globe by German mapmaker Martin Behaim
1500 ball bearing was invented by Leonardo Da Vinci together with flying machines, including a helicopter, the first mechanical calculator and one of the first programmable robots
1510 pocket watch was invented by Peter Henlein
1530 Gerardus Mercator helps to revolutionize navigation with better mapmaking
1540 Ether was invented by Valerius Cordus
1576 Ironclad warship was invented by Oda Nobunaga
1581 pendulum was invented by Galileo Galilei
1590 a Dutch spectacle maker named Zacharias Janssen makes the first compound microscope.
1593 thermometer was invented by Galileo Galilei
1600 William Gilbert publishes his great book De Magnete describing how Earth behaves like a giant magnet. It's the beginning of the scientific study of magnetism
1608 Telescope was invented by Hans Lippershey
1609 microscope was invented by Galileo Galilei
1620 slide rule was invented by William Oughtred
1623 mechanical calculator
1642 Adding machine was invented by Blaise Pascal
1642 Adding machine
1643 barometer was invented by Evangelista Torricelli
1643 galileo's pupil Evangelista Torricelli builds the first mercury barometer for measuring air pressure.
1645 vacuum pump was invented by Otto von Guericke
1650 christiaan Huygens develops the pendulum clock (using Galileo's earlier discovery that a swinging pendulum can be used to keep time).
1657 pendulum clock was invented by Christiaan Huygens
1671 Gottfried Leibniz is known as one of the founding fathers of calculus
1679 pressure cooker was invented by Denis Papin