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Timeline: Electricity
1600: English scientist William Gilbert first coined the term "electricity." He also first used the terms electric force, magnetic pole, and electric attraction.
1660: Otto von Guericke invented a machine that produced static electricity.
1675: Robert Boyle discovered that electric force could be transmitted through a vacuum and observed attraction and repulsion.

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Long before any knowledge of electricity existed, people were aware of shocks from electric fish. Ancient Egyptian texts dating from 2750 ...

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Before There Were Lights: A History of Electricity in the U.S.. For thousands of years, people all over the world have been fascinated by lightning. Some people  ...

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Aug 29, 2014 ... Affordable, reliable electricity is fundamental to modern life. It provides clean, safe light around the clock, it cools our homes on hot summer ...

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Aug 7, 2017 ... The history of electricity begins with William Gilbert, a physician who served Queen Elizabeth the first of England. Before William Gilbert, all that ...

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Here is some information on the book, Electrical History by Tom Henry. This book was written in appreciation of the more than 15 million men and women that ...

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The History of Electricity. Look around your house. Pretty much everything that you own and use operates on electricity. But did you ever wonder how we ...

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Mar 17, 2015 ... Read on for a brief tour through the history of electricity to learn how it ended up in your home, powering the very computer or mobile device ...

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History of Electricity. Starting with Ben. Many people think Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity with his famous kite-flying experiments in 1752. Franklin is  ...

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In the history of electricity, no single defining moment exists. The way we produce , distribute, install, and use electricity and the devices it powers is the ...