Learning about Inventions: Facts

Learning about Inventions: Facts


Using your History of Inventions student esheet, fill in the blanks with the correct dates, facts, and figures from the History of Inventions website, which highlights a number of important human-made inventions. Use the information to guide your answers.


  • Modern paper was first invented in 105 A.D. in _______________.

The first paper-making mill was established in Spain in _______________.

The invention of the _______________ led to a greater need for paper.

  • The invention of the watch was made possible by the invention of the _______________.

The first public clock was made and erected in _______________ in 1335.

The first portable watches were created by _______________ in 1500.

  • People used _______________ to put Christmas lights in trees in the 17th century.

The switch to _______________ in 1882 helped Edward Johnson create and put the first electric Christmas lights on a tree in New York.

  • The telephone was invented by _______________ in 1876.

The invention of the telephone made it possible for other inventions like _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________, and _______________.

  • Automobiles were powered by _______________ and _______________ until the early 1900s.

In 1908, _______________ introduced the Model T and started an assembly line style of automobile production.

  • The television was invented by Philo Farnsworth in _______________.

It wasn’t until the early 1950s that people in _______________ could buy televisions. The first televisions were in _______________ and there were only a couple of _______________.

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