Updated: 1/15/2021

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  • Dynamite was invented in Northern Germany in 1867. It was first used to make the bomb in 1870 and later used in cannons in the Spanish-American war.
  • Before dynamite was invented, black powder was used in construction and in mining for blasting rock but its power was not strong enough.
  • Alfred Berhard Nobel invented dynamite. It was made of nitroglycerin, sorbents and stabilizers
  • Dynamite made demolition and mining jobs faster and easier. This led to expansion of roads, tunnels, canals, railroads & cities and created more efficient trading which helped the economy.
  • Dynamite is still used today in construction, mining and demolition. It's considered a high-explosive so it's now used for a bottom charge or for underwater blasting.