Here Are Five Things You Didn't Know Were Invented By Women

12 Sep, 2021 14:51 IST|Priyadarshini

If anyone asks to name a couple of inventors, then most of you might end up saying Thomas Edison, Wright Brothers, Alexander Graham Bell, right! But my dear readers here are five things you didn't know were invented by women. Just give a quick scroll down at the article to know the five things invented by women.

Caller ID:

Caller ID was invented by Dr. Shirley Jackson, a black woman. Caller ID is a facility that identifies and displays the telephone numbers of incoming calls made to a particular line. She is an American physicist and the eighteenth president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Shirley Jackson is the first African-American woman to have earned a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is also second African-American woman in the United States to earn a doctorate in physics.

Windshield wiper:

Mary Anderson is the inventor of Windshield Wiper. The story behind inventing Windshield Wiper was - Mary Anderson was visiting New York City on a winter day when she noticed that her driver was forced to open his window so as to clear the snow from his windscreen. Later, she kept a rubber blade that could be moved from inside the car, and a patent was awarded for her device in 1903.

Dishwasher:

Josephine Garis Cochran, an American inventor who created the first commercially successful automated dishwasher and it was designed in the shed behind her home.

Paper Bags:

Margaret Eloise Knight was an American inventor and she invented a machine to produce flat-bottomed paper bags. She was the most popular 19th-century woman inventor.

Computer Software:

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was a systems analyst for the United States Navy between the 1940s and 1950s. She was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers. Murray was the first to devise the theory of machine-independent programming languages, and the FLOW-MATIC programming language.

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