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1833 falling stars
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"And the stars shall fall from heaven." Matthew 24:29
The Stars Fall from Heaven
"And the stars shall fall from heaven." Matthew 24:29.

The great star shower took place on the night of November 13, 1833. It was so bright that a newspaper could be read on the street. One writer says, "For nearly four hours the sky was literally ablaze."* Men thought the end of the world had come. Look into this. It is most fascinating, and a sign of Christ's coming.

*Peter A. Millman, "The Falling of the Stars," The Telescope, 7 (May-June, 1940) 57.

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Stars Fall From Heaven
In 1833, the last of the signs appeared which were promised by the Saviour as tokens of his second advent. Said Jesus, "The stars shall fall from heaven." Matt. 24:29. And John in the Revelation declared, as he beheld in vision the scenes that herald the day of God: "The stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig-tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind." Rev. 6:13. This prophecy received a striking and impressive fulfillment in the great meteoric shower of November 13, 1833. That was the most extensive and wonderful display of falling stars which has ever been recorded; "the whole firmament, over all the United States, being then, for hours, in fiery commotion. No celestial phenomenon has ever occurred in this country, since its first settlement, which was viewed with such intense admiration by one class in the community, or such dread and alarm by another." "Its sublimity and awful beauty still linger in many minds. . . . Never did rain fall much thicker than the meteors fell toward the earth; east, west, north, and south, it was the same. In a word, the whole heavens seemed in motion. . . . The display, as described in Professor Silliman's journal, was seen all over North America. . . . From two o'clock until broad daylight, the sky being perfectly serene and cloudless, an incessant play of dazzlingly brilliant luminosities was kept up in the whole heavens."

[Image: falling_stars.jpg]"No language indeed can come up to the splendor of that magnificent display; no one who did not witness it can form an adequate conception of its glory. It seemed as if the whole starry heavens had congregated at one point near the zenith, and were simultaneously shooting forth, with the velocity of lightning, to every part of the horizon; and yet they were not exhausted--thousands swiftly followed in the track of thousands, as if created for the occasion." "A more correct picture of a fig-tree casting its figs when blown by a mighty wind, it is not possible to behold."

On the day following its appearance, Henry Dana Ward wrote thus of the wonderful phenomenon: "No philosopher or scholar has told or recorded an event, I suppose, like that of yesterday morning. A prophet eighteen hundred years ago foretold it exactly, if we will be at the trouble of understanding stars falling to mean falling stars, in the only sense in which it is possible to be literally true."

Thus was displayed the last of those signs of his coming, concerning which Jesus bade his disciples, "When ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." Matt. 24:33. After these signs, John beheld, as the great event next impending, the heavens departing as a scroll, while the earth quaked, mountains and islands removed out of their places, and the wicked in terror sought to flee from the presence of the Son of man.

Many who witnessed the falling of the stars, looked upon it as a herald of the coming Judgment,--"an awful type, a sure forerunner, a merciful sign, of that great and dreadful day." Thus the attention of the people was directed to the fulfillment of prophecy, and many were led to give heed to the warning of the second advent.

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1834
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  • Jacob Perkins invents an early refrigerator type device - an ether ice machine.
1835
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  • Solymon Merrick patents the wrench.
  • Englishmen, Francis Pettit Smith invents the propeller.
  • Charles Babbage invents a mechanical calculator.
1836
  • Francis Pettit Smith and John Ericcson co-invent the propellor.
  • Samuel Colt invented the first revolver.
1837 1838 I839
  • American, Thaddeus Fairbanks invents platform scales.
  • American, Charles Goodyear invents rubber vulcanization.
  • Frenchmen, Louis Daguerre and J.N. Niepce co-invent Daguerreotype photography.
  • Kirkpatrick Macmillan invents a bicycle.
  • Welshmen, Sir William Robert Grove conceives of the first hydrogen fuel cell.
1840
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1841
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1842 1843 1844
  • Englishmen, John Mercer invents mercerized cotton.
1845
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  • Robert William Thomson patents the first vulcanised rubber pneumatic tire.
1846
  • Dr. William Morton, a Massachusetts dentist, is the first to use anesthesia for tooth extraction.
1847 1848 1849 1850
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1851 1852
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  • Henri Giffard builds an airship powered by the first aircraft engine - an unsuccessful design.
1853 1854 1855
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1856 1857 1858 1861
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1862 1866
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1867
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1868
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1872
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  • A.M. Ward issues the first mail-order catalog.
1873 1874
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1876 1877
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  • Eadweard Muybridge invents the first moving pictures.
1878
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1880
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1881
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  • David Houston patents the roll film for cameras.
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1884
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  • Frenchmen, H. de Chardonnet invents rayon.
  • Lewis Edson Waterman invents the first practical fountain pen.
  • James Ritty invents the first working, mechanical cash register.
  • Charles Parson patents the steam turbine.
1885
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  • Karl Benz invents the first practical automobile to be powered by an internal-combustion engine.
  • Gottlieb Daimler invents the first gas-engined motorcycle.
1886 1887 1888
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  • John Boyd Dunlop patents a commercially successful pneumatic tire.
  • Nikola Tesla invents the AC motor and transformer.
1889
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  • Sir James Dewar and Sir Frederick Abel co-invent Cordite - a type of smokeless gunpowder.
1891 1892
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  • Sir James Dewar invents the Dewar flask or vacuum flask.
1893 1895
  • Lumiere Brothers invent a portable motion-picture camera, film processing unit and projector called the Cinematographe. Lumiere Brothers using their Cinematographe are the first to present a projected motion picture to an audience of more that one person.
1896
  • American, H. O'Sullivan invents the rubber heel.
1898
  • Edwin Prescott patents the roller coaster.
  • Rudolf Diesel receives patent #608,845 for an "internal combustion engine" the Diesel engine.
1899
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  • John Thurman patents the motor-driven vacuum cleaner.
1900 1901
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  • The first radio receiver, successfully received a radio transmission.
  • Hubert Booth invents a compact and modern vacuum cleaner.
1902 1903
  • Edward Binney and Harold Smith co-invent crayons.
  • Bottle-making machinery invented by Michael J. Owens.
  • The Wright brothers invent the first gas motored and manned airplane.
  • Mary Anderson invents windshield wipers.
  • William Coolidge invents ductile tungsten used in lightbulbs.
1904
  • Teabags invented by Thomas Suillivan.
  • Benjamin Holt invents a tractor.
  • John A Fleming invents a vacuum diode or Fleming valve.

1905
  • Albert Einstein published the Theory of Relativity and made famous the equation, E = mc2.
  • Mary Anderson receives a patent for windshield wipers.
1906
  • William Kellogg invents Cornflakes.
  • Lewis Nixon invents the first sonar like device.
  • Lee Deforest invents electronic amplifying tube (triode).
1907
  • Leo Baekeland invents the first synthetic plastic called Bakelite.
  • Color photography invented by Auguste and Louis Lumiere.
  • The very first piloted helicopter was invented by Paul Cornu.
1908
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  • Cellophane invented by Jacques E. Brandenberger.
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1909 1910
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1911 1912
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1913 1914 1915
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1916
  • Radio tuners invented, that received different stations.
  • Stainless steel invented by Henry Brearly.
1917
  • Gideon Sundback patented the modern zipper (not the first zipper).
1918
  • The superheterodyne radio circuit invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong. Today, every radio or television set uses this invention.
  • Charles Jung invented fortune cookies.
1919
  • The pop-up toaster invented by Charles Strite.
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1920
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1921
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1922 1923
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1924
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  • Notebooks with spiral bindings invented.
1925
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1926 1927
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  • Technicolor invented, which allowed the widespread creation of color movies.
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1928 1929
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1930
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  • The frozen food process patented by Clarence Birdseye.
  • Wallace Carothers and DuPont Labs invents neoprene.
  • The "differential analyzer", or analog computer invented by Vannevar Bush at MIT in Boston.
  • Frank Whittle and Dr Hans von Ohain both invent a jet engine.
1931
  • Harold Edgerton invented stop-action photography.
  • Germans Max Knott and Ernst Ruska co-invent the electron microscope.
1932
  • Polaroid photography invented by Edwin Herbert Land.
  • The zoom lens and the light meter invented.
  • Carl C. Magee invents the first parking meter.
  • Karl Jansky invents the radio telescope.
1933 1934
  • Englishmen, Percy Shaw invents cat eyes or roads reflectors.
  • Charles Darrow claims he invented the game Monopoly.
  • Joseph Begun invents the first tape recorder for broadcasting - first magnetic recording.
1935 1936
  • Bell Labs invents the voice recognition machine.
  • Samuel Colt patents the Colt revolver.
1937 1938
  • Strobe lighting invented.
  • LSD was synthesized on November 16, 1938 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann of Sandoz Laboratories.
  • Roy J. Plunkett invented tetrafluoroethylene polymers or Teflon.
  • Nescafe or freeze-dried coffee invented.
  • The first working turboprop engine.
1939
  • Igor Sikorsky invents the first successful helicopter.
1940 1941
  • Konrad Zuse's Z3, the first computer controlled by software.
  • Aerosol spray cans invented by American inventors, Lyle David Goodloe and W.N. Sullivan.
  • Enrico Fermi invents the neutronic reactor.
1942 1943
  • Synthetic rubber invented.
  • Richard James invents the slinky.
  • James Wright invent silly putty.
  • Swiss chemist, Albert Hofmann discovered the hallucinogenic properties of LSD.
  • Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau invent the aqualung.
1944
  • The kidney dialysis machine invented by Willem Kolff.
  • Synthetic cortisone invented by Percy Lavon Julian.
1945 1946 1947
  • British/Hungarian scientist, Dennis Gabor, developed the theory of holography.
  • Mobile phones first invented. Although cell phones were not sold commercially until 1983.
  • Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley invent the transistor.
  • Earl Silas Tupper patented the Tupperware seal.
1948
  • The Frisbee ® invented by Walter Frederick Morrison and Warren Franscioni.
  • Velcro ® invented by George de Mestral.
  • Robert Hope-Jones invented the Wurlitzer jukebox.
1949
  • Cake mix invented.
1950
  • The first credit card (Diners) invented by Ralph Schneider.
1951
  • Super glue invented.
  • Power steering invented by Francis W. Davis.
  • Charles Ginsburg invented the first video tape recorder (VTR).
1952 1953 1954
  • Oral contraceptives invented - the pill.
  • The first nonstick teflon pan produced.
  • The solar cell invented by Chaplin, Fuller and Pearson.
  • Ray Kroc started McDonalds.

1955 1956
  • The first computer hard disk used.
  • The hovercraft invented by Christopher Cockerell.
  • Bette Nesmith Graham invented "Mistake Out," later renamed Liquid Paper, to paint over mistakes made with a typewriter.
1957
  • Fortran (computer language) invented.
1958
  • The computer modem invented.
1959
  • The internal pacemaker invented by Wilson Greatbatch.
  • Barbie Doll invented.
  • Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce both invent the microchip.
The 60s have been described by historians as the ten years having the most significant changes in history. By the end of the 60s humanity had entered the spaceage by putting a man on the moon. The 60s were influenced by the youth of the post-war baby boom - a generation with a fondness for change and far-out gadgets.
1960 1961
  • Valium invented.
  • The nondairy creamer invented.
1962
  • The fiber-tip pen invented by Yukio Horie.
  • Spacewar, the first computer video game invented.
  • Dow Corp invents silicone breast implants.
1963 1964
  • Acrylic paint invented.
  • Permanent-press fabric invented.
  • BASIC (an early computer language) is invented by John George Kemeny and Tom Kurtz.
1965 1966
  • Electronic Fuel injection for cars invented.
1967 1968
  • The computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart.
  • The first computer with integrated circuits made.
  • Robert Dennard invented RAM (random access memory).
1969 The 70s began the age of the practical computer made possible by the invention of the floppy disk and the microprocessor that occurred during the 70s.
1970
  • The daisy-wheel printer invented.
  • The floppy disk invented by Alan Shugart.
1971 1972 1973
  • Gene splicing invented.
  • The ethernet (local computer network) invented by Robert Metcalfe and Xerox.
  • Bic invents the disposable lighter.
1974
  • The post-it notes invented by Arthur Fry.
  • Giorgio Fischer, a gynecologist from Rome, Italy, invents liposuction.
1975 1976 1977 1978
  • Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston invented the VisiCalc spreadsheet.
  • The artificial heart Jarvik-7 invented by Robert K. Jarvik.
1979 Many of the most popular consumer products still around today were invented in the 80s for example: cell phones and home computers.
The 80s saw the rise of the multi-national corporations, while the growth rate during the 80s was 3.2% per year, the highest 9 year rate in American history, a complex combination of causes (economic, financial, legislative and regulatory) led to the extraordinary number of bank failures in the 80s.
And a new definition of the expression "corporate greed" was found.
1980
  • The hepatitis-B vaccine invented.
1981 1982
  • Human growth hormone genetically engineered.
1983
  • The Apple Lisa invented.
  • Soft bifocal contact lens invented.
  • First Cabbage Patch Kids sold.
  • Programmer Jaron Lanier first coins the term "virtual reality".
1984 1985
  • Windows program invented by Microsoft.
1986
  • A high-temperature super-conductor invented by J. Georg Bednorz and Karl A. Muller.
  • Synthetic skin invented by G. Gregory Gallico, III.
  • Fuji introduced the disposable camera.
1987
  • The first 3-D video game invented.
  • Disposable contact lenses invented.
1988
  • Digital cellular phones invented.
  • The RU-486 (abortion pill) invented.
  • Doppler radar invented by Christian Andreas Doppler.
  • Prozac invented at the Eli Lilly Company by inventor Ray Fuller.
  • The first patent for a genetically engineered animal is issued to Harvard University researchers Philip Leder and Timothy Stewart.
  • Ralph Alessio and Fredrik Olsen received a patent for the Indiglo nightlight. The bluish green light is used to illuminate the entire face of a watch.
1989
  • High-definition television invented.
The 90s saw the invention of the internet and the rise of Microsoft. The 90s saw the invention of genetic engineering, as well as cloning, and stem cell research.
1990 1991
  • The digital answering machine invented.
1992 1993
  • The pentium processor invented.
1994
  • HIV protease inhibitor invented.
1995
  • The Java computer language invented.
  • DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) invented.
1996

  • Web TV invented.
1997 1998 1999

  • Scientists measure the fastest wind speed ever recorded on earth, 509 km/h(318 mph).

  • Tekno Bubbles patented.
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