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Inventions After 1900

Listed below are  things that were not invented until after 1910.

Air Bags in cars were invented by German Walter Linderer and American John Hedrik, who both applied for patents as early as 1951. However, it was not until the mid-seventies that automobiles were equipped with airbags. 

Ball Point Pen was invented Hungarian, Laszlo Biro in 1938.

Band Aids were invented by Thomas Anderson and Johnson & Johnson employee,  and Earle Dickson in 1920.

Corndogs were introduced by various German cooks in 1927.

Disposable Diapers were invented by Valerie Hunter Gordon in 1948.

Fortune Cookies were first introduced on a large scale by Japanese bakeries in San Francisco in 1918.

Green Garbage Bags were invented by Canadian, Harry Wasylyk 1950.

Hallmark Cards were invented by the Hall Brothers in 1910.

Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins in 1927.

Lasers were invented in 1960 by Theodore Maiman based on Albert Einstein's 1917 theory, and the work of Gordon Gould, who invented the term LASER which stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

Life Savers (candy) were invented by Clarence Crane in 1912.

M & M’s were copied and introduced to the American market by Forrest Mars Sr., son of the Mars Company founder, Frank C. Mars, who saw British soldiers eating Smarties which are very similar to M&M's. Production began in 1941.

Mini-Golf or Putt-Putt was invented by Garnet Carter in 1927.

Panty Hose were invented by Allen Gant Senior and were first manufactured by a Mill in Glen Raven, North Carolina in 1959.

Penicillin was invented by Alexander Fleming in 1928, but was not used in the treatment of infections until 1942.

Personal Computers were invented by John Blankenbaker of the Kenbak Corporation in 1970.

Scotch Tape was invented by Richard Drew in 1930.

Television was first introduced by Scotsman, John Logie Baird in 1925, but television as we know it did not become common in the United States until after 1941.

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies were invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1938 at her Toll House Inn.

Women Cheerleaders did not become really popular until the 1940s when young men entered the service during World War II. 

Women Voting - The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution giving women the right to vote was finally ratified on August 18, 1920.



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