AC Lighting first used at the The Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 by George Westinghouse.

Martin Cooper (Chicago) invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone in 1973 and led the team that developed it and brought it to market in 1983.

Chicago Inventions

The Zipper 1893

 

Vacuum cleaner 1868

 

The Skyscraper 1884

 

AC lighting Chicago World’s Fair  1893

 

Electric dishwasher 1893

 

The film industry 1900

 

Nuclear reaction 1942

 

Wireless remote 1955

 

The Cell Phone 1973

 

Linux OS code 1991

 

House Music 1985

 

The Cloud 2004

 

DjMusic.com 2017

Invented in Chicago

Due to it’s unique architecture and weight-bearing frame, The Home Insurance Building is considered the world’s first skyscraper, having opened in 1884.

The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.