And then there are LIGHTS! Thomas Edison, America's greatest inventor, invented the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting electric light bulb.
Electricity and the Edison Electric Light Company: Invented in 1879
" We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles," Thomas Edison.
Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge stands out as perhaps the most famous and most remarkable engineering pieces in the 1800s. It took decades to build, and when it opened on May 24, 1883, the world took notice and the entire United States celebrated. This was one of John Roebling's most famous pieces of work.
Skyscrapers The first skyscrapers came about in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. the Chicago Home Insurance Building is considered the first modern skyscraper.Later, taller and taller buildings were made possible through a series of architectural and engineering innovations, including the invention of the first process to mass-produce steel.
Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell spent his life in pursuit of scientific discovery and he saw himself first and foremost as a teacher of the deaf, dedicating the majority of his work to that field.On March 7, 1876, Bell was awarded a patent on the device, and three days later, he made his first successful telephone call to his assistant, electrician Thomas Watson.