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History of ElectricityA history of harnessing energy for electrifying evolutions
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Plug in and power up. Without the discovery of electricity, modern technology would still be science fiction. In 1752, Benjamin Franklin conducted his famous kite experiment, proving that lightning was energy. Additionally, pioneers like Michael Faraday experimented with electricity and magnetism. With Thomas Edison's invention of a long-lasting light bulb in the 1800s, an evolution began sweeping the planet. By the early 1900s, high-voltage transmission lines and efficient generators boosted industry. With today's computers, smartphones, and tablets, electricity still empowers the modern world.
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