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German inventor Johannes Gutenberg developed a method of printing from movable type. He printed the first book via movable type, the “Forty-Two-Line” Bible.
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Alexander Graham Bell used all his resources to get Americans to use his new invention, the telephone.
The automobile market began to demand change and choices and soon the Model T that had been so popular was put aside by Ford's Model A.
Born during the years of the Civil War, Henry Ford's fascination with machinery began at an early age.
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Everyday life is constantly changing and improving thanks to the ingenious ideas of famous inventors past and present. What once seemed impossible is now possible, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s forward-thinking concepts for flying machines (airplanes), Benjamin Franklin’s useful inventions like bifocals and the lightning rod, and Alexander Graham Bell’s revolutionary “talking machine” (telephone).
The modern era has also produced life-changing advancements whether in science, medicine, the arts, digital media. Music-makers can thank Les Paul for his amazing guitars, while Elon Musk launched the world's first commercial space ship, Steve Jobs' Apple products have made technology beautiful, and Sergey Brin and Larry Page's Google has changed how the world searches for information. These and so many other famous inventors and their creations changed the course of human history. See all inventors.
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