Who invented the long bow?

Answer Although credited to the Welsh, the longbow has been around since the Mesolithic times in Northern Europe for hunting and warfare. The longbow proved its usefulness in the battles of Crecy, Poitier... Read More »

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When was the 45 Long Colt cartridge invented?

Proper name is simply .45 Colt (no long)- but that does not bother anyone not a gun purist. My references list both 1872 and 1873. Originally a black powder cartridge.

How long ago were cell phones invented?

Martin Cooper and his team from Motorola developed the first cell phone in 1973. The phone was an offshoot of older cellular technology used in car phones. Motorola marketed the first commercial ce... Read More »

Who invented invented the vacuum cleaner?

The first upright vacuum cleaner was invented by a janitor in Canton, Ohio- James Spangler in 1907. On June 2, 1908, he received US Patent Number 889,823 for a Carpet Sweeper and Cleaner.

Who invented the bullet train and when was it invented?

Japan's "Bullet Train" was developed by Dr. Hideo Shima (1901 - 1998). Dr. Shima began investigations in 1948 and in 1958 it was decided to go ahead with a new line which followed the Tokaido road... Read More »