Liquid Fuel Rocket : 1926 : USA

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Years : 1900 to 1950

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1900 ZeppelinGermany by Ferdinand Zeppelin - first manoevarable balloon
1901 Vacuum CleanerEngland by Hubert Booth
1903 AeroplaneUSA by Wilbur and Orville Wright
1904 Colour PhotographyFrance by Auguste and Louis Lumière
1904 Radar (for Shipping)Germany by Christian Hülsmeyer
1904 Vacuum DiodeEngland by John A Fleming - also called a valve
1905 Synthetic PlasticUSA by Leo Baekeland from Belgium
1905 Windscreen WipersUSA by Mary Anderson
1906 Amplitude ModulationUSA by Reginald Fessenden - sound by radio waves
1906 TriodeUSA by Lee De Forest - first amplifier
1908 Assembly LineUSA by Henry Ford - mass production of cars
1908 Geiger CounterGermany by J W Geiger and W Müller
1908 Haber ProcessGermany by Fritz Haber - making artificial nitrates
1909 BakeliteUSA by Leo Baekeland - first heat resistant plastic
1909 Tungsten FilamentUSA by William Coolidge - for long lasting electric lights
1910 Neon LightFrance by Georges Claude
1911 Electric Car-StarterUSA by Charles Kettering
1913 BrasièreUSA by Mary Phelps Jacob
1913 ZipSweden by Gideon Sundback
1916 Radio DialsUSA by Edwin H Armstrong - for easy tuning
1916 SonarEngland  
1919 Mass SpectrometerEngland by Francis W Aston
1920 Hair DryerGermany  
1920 Sticky PlastersUSA by Earle Dickson
1923 Hearing AidEngland  
1923 TelevisionScotland by John Logie Baird
1923 UltracentrifugeSweden by The Suedberg - separates proteins
1924 Frozen FoodUSA by Clarence Birdseye
1926 Aerosol SpraysNorway by Erik Rotheim
1926 Liquid Fuel RocketUSA by Robert Goddard
1926 Popup ToasterUSA  
1927 Colour TelevisionScotland by John Logie Baird
1927 Quartz TimekeepingSwitzerland by Hans Wilsdorf from England
1927 Talking PicturesUSA  
1927 VideophoneUSA  
1928 AntibioticsEngland by Alexander Fleming
1928 Iron LungUSA by Philip Drinker
1930 Jet EngineEngland by Frank Whittle
1930 Sticky TapeUSA  
1931 Electric RazorUSA by Jacob Schick
1931 NylonUSA by Wallace Corothers - artificial silk
1932 BBC TelevisionEngland first regular TV broadcasts (London)
1932 PolaroidUSA by Edwin Herbert Land
1932 Radio TelescopeUSA by Karl Jansky
1933 Electron MicroscopeGermany by Ernst Ruska
1934 CatseyesEngland by Percy Shaw - for lighting roads
1935 Radar (for Aircraft)Scotland by Robert Watson-Watt
1936 HelicopterGermany by Heinrich Focke
1936 Magnetic RecordingUSA audio tapes
1938 Ballpoint PenHungary by Laszlo Biró - also called a biro (UK)
1938 PhotocopierUSA by Chester Carlston
1939 Frequency ModulationUSA by Edwin H Armstrong - sound by radio waves
1942 Atomic PowerUSA by Enrico Fermi's team
first self-sustaining chain reaction
1942 Guided MissileGermany by Werner von Braun
1942 NapalmUSA from Harvard University
1943 AqualungFrance by J Cousteau and E Gagnon
1944 Kidney DialysisNetherlands by Willem Kolff
1945 Atomic BombUSA by Robert Oppenheimer's team
1946 AutomationUSA by Henry Ford
1946 Microwave OvenUSA by Percy L Spencer
1947 Artificial IntelligenceEngland by Alan Turing
1947 HologramHungary by Denis Gabor
1947 Mobile PhoneUSA  
1947 TransistorUSA from Bell Laboratories
1948 ComputerEngland by Freddie William's team
1948 Long Playing RecordUSA made of vinyl and played at 33 rpm
1948 VelcroSwitzerland by George deMestral
1949 45 rpm RecordUSA  
1950 Credit CardUSA by Ralph Schneider

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Key Moments

At the beginning of this period, Europe was at its most dominant in all areas.

Between 1914 and 1918 a war broke out among the European powers that also affected large areas of the Middle East and some regions in Africa. At the end of this conflict (known as The Great War or World War I), political and economic power shifted to the USA.

Early in World War I, France stopped an advance by Germany in the Battle of the Marne (5 to 12 September 1914). This forced the conflict into a stalemate which lasted four years killing millions. The war was eventually lost by Germany because of a sea blockade by Britain and the arrival of fresh forces from the USA.

Between 1939 and 1945, another major conflict occured (World War II). This affected Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Pacific Ocean. At the end of this conflict, the world was divided into two main armed camps: The West (the USA and Western Europe) and The Communist Block (Russia and Eastern Europe).

Developments during this period were mainly confined to Europe and the USA.

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Ireland became independent in 1922 apart from the six counties in the north which became part of the United Kingdom. The full name of the latter became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Treaty of Lateran between the Catholic Pope and Italy (1929) created the world's smallest republic, Vatican City.

In 1902, the volcano Mount Pelee on the Carribean island of Martinique exploded on 8 May. Over 30,000 inhabitants were killed - the only survivor was a convicted murderer in a basement cell. The world's largest passenger liner, Titanic, sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. Over 30 million people died from influenza between 1918 and 1920, making this the worst natural disaster to affect humanity. On 1 September 1923 a powerful earthquake hit Tokyo killing 200,000. On 30 June 1908, a small comet exploded in the atmosphere above Siberia, flattening trees over hundreds of square kilometres - no people were killed as the region was uninhabited.

The Panama Canal was opened in 1914 linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

The North Pole was reached on 6 April 1910 by Robert Peary and Matthew Henson of the USA. The South Pole was reached by a team led by Roald Amundsen of Norway on 14 December 1911.

Over a million Armenians died in eastern Turkey while being deported. In 1923 Greece and Turkey exchanged populations as part of a peace treaty. In the Soviet Union (Russia) millions died in political purges by Joseph Stalin. In Central Europe millions of Jews were killed by the Nazi government of Adolf Hitler during the 1930s. Millions of people moved between India and Pakistan when British India was partitioned in 1948 - hundreds of thousands died. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced to leave their land when the State of Israel was created in 1948.

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