History of Science Journalism

1870-1920: Wall 1

1870-1920: Wall 1

This is what may be found on the back wall.

The brick wall contains three large windows. Click on the windows to view a musical slideshow presenting 25 major events that marked the period between 1870 and 1920.

Following is the list of events displayed in the musical slideshow

1870-1920
Breaking News during This Era

1867
Entry into effect of the British North America Act.

1872
Jules Verne publishes his most famous novel ?Around the World in Eighty Days.?

1874
Rise of the Impressionist Movement.

1875
Alexander Graham Bell sends a sound over an electric wire.

1876
Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call in Boston with the help of his assistant, Thomas Watson.

1877
American inventor Thomas Edison files a patent on the first phonograph.

1883
Inauguration of the Brooklyn Bridge.

1885
Louis Pasteur vaccinates for the first time against rabies.

1885
Invention of the movie: The Lumi?re Brothers present their first movie.

1886
Carl Benz patents the first automobile.

1886
The Canadian Pacific Railway welcomes its first passengers.

1887
The first of the adventures of Detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend, Dr. Watson is published in England.

1888
Hertz proposes a theory on electromagnetic waves.

1888
George Eastman files a patent on the first photographic film and registers the Kodak trademark.

1889
The Eiffel Tower: star of the Exposition universelle in Paris.

1896
Opening of the first modern Olympic Games.

1897
Dr. Kellogg prescribes his cereals.

1898
Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium.

1900
Retired German General Ferdinand Von Zeppelin takes flight aboard a dirigible of his own invention.

1901
Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic wireless signal.

1903
First flights of the Wright Brothers.

1905
Einstein publishes his special theory of relativity.

1912
Sinking of the Titanic.

1914
August 1st, start of the First World War.

1920
Advent of the Olympic flag and oath.

Source: http://www.linternaute.com

Following is a list of objects:

Image Description
X-ray of a hand

X-ray of a hand

Photo of a X-ray of a hand

Year: Beginning of the 20th Century
NAC: 1993.10762

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Typewriter

Typewriter

Photo of a typewriter Hammond

Year: Beginning of the 20th Century
NAC: 1993.13527.1

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Telephone

Telephone

Photo of a telephone Western Electric Company. Materials: metal, plastics, fibre. Dimensions :30 cm x 17 cm x 17 cm

Year: Around 1910
NAC: 88-1454

Collection of Musée de la civilisation