Top 10 Historical Events that Changed the World

 #7 The Discovery of Electricity

The discovery of electricity

This is widely neglected by many but had electricity not been discovered and further developed, you wouldn’t be here reading this article. A simple key and kite experiment would become the basis of mankind’s progress. Each and everything that we do requires the involvement of electricity. Even internet requires electricity!

In the year 1600, an English physician William Gilber named electricity “electricus” describing it as a froce that substances used to rubbed agaist each other. Later on another scientist named Thomas Browne used the word “electricity” to describe his investagations based on gilberts work.

This helps Benjamin Franklin to conduct the famous kite key experiment perfomed during a strom and proves that lightning and electric sparks are the same thing.


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