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When did people first start using electricity in their homes?
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Year 1816 First energy utility in US founded. Prople had power for their homes for the first time.
One of the first practical uses of electricity occurred in Dover, England in 1858, when electricity was first used to power the lamp in a lighthouse.
Year 1660 Otto von Guericke invented a machine that produced static electricity.
Year 1800 First electric battery invented by Alessandro Volta. Volta proved that electricity could travel over wires.
Year 1821 First electric motor.
------The Invention - Some history including Benjamin Franklin's contributions.
No one invented electricity. It is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Benjamin Franklin is credited with discovering electricity through his famous experiment where he flew a kite during a thunderstorm.
600 B.C. Thales of Miletus wrote about amber becoming charged by rubbing, what is called static electricity today.
1600 English scientist, William Gilbert first used the word "electricity" translating the Greek word for amber in to English
1660 Machine invented by Otto von Guericke that produced static electricity.
1675 Robert Boyle discovered electric forces transmitted through a vacuum, observed attraction and repulsion.
1729 Stephen Gray's conduction of electricity discovery.
1733 Charles Francois du Fay discovered electricity comes in two forms, he called these, resinous(-)and vitreous(+). Benjamin Franklin and Ebenezer Kinnersley renamed the discovery as positive and negative.
1752 Benjamin Franklin invents the lightening rod. Demonstrations proved lightning was electricity.
In london Ky. My Grand parents got it in 1953
I found it quite interesting that someone's grandparents didn't have electricity until 1953; my mum recalls having electricity for the 1st time in either 1942 or 1943 in her parent's house, in London, England.
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