The first discoveries of electricity were made back in ancient Greece. Greek philosophers discovered that when amber is rubbed against cloth, lightweight objects will stick to it. This is the basis of static electricity. 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.
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The discovery of electricity(current) is attributed to the famous scientist Faraday. When he was asked what benefit from his discovery his answer was: What benefit from a newborn to the family? In this case when it becomes useful Government can levy tax on that\". How\'s that! One instance of the apathy of the common man towards Science.