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"Tennis For Two" is considered to be the first video game, which was invented by William Higinbotham. It was introduced to the public on Oct. 18, 1958, at Brookhaven National Laboratory's annual Visitor's Day event.


The earliest organized sports were most likely sprinting and wrestling. Both of these sports are depicted in cave paintings that date back more than 17,000 years. There is also evidence that competitive swimming, archery and horse racing were practiced more than 10,000 ...


The first video game ever made was "Tennis for Two." It was created in 1958 by physicist William Higinbotham. He designed the game on a small analog computer. Technician Robert Dvorak built the device in less than two weeks. It was operated by turning a knob and pushing...


Charles Babbage invented the first mechanical computer, called the Difference Engine, in 1821 and completed it in 1832. The Difference Engine could perform simple calculations and compile mathematical tables. Babbage later conceived the Analytical Engine, a device that ...


A German clockmaker named Peter Henlein created small, spring-powered clocks in 1510. These clocks were rarely accurate but were small enough to be portable. In the 17th century, pocket watches came into fashion and new springs were invented to make them more accurate.


Alexander Graham Bell obtained the first patent for the telephone, an apparatus for transmitting voice by telegraph, in 1876. Another inventor, Elisha Gray, filed a patent for a telephone on the same day of Bell's filing.


The train was first invented and patented in 1784, by James Watt. The first working model to be made and successfully run was created in 1804 by Richard Trevithick.