St John’s 5 Things To Know- That Were Invented By Women

By St. John on March 8, 2019

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In honor and celebration of International Woman’s Day we give you St John’s 5 Things To Know That Woman Invented!!



Elizabeth Magie is who we thank for the countless families she has brought together during game night!!

“Elizabeth Magie created The Landlord’s Game to spread the economic theory of Georgism—teaching players about the unfairness of land-grabbing, the disadvantages of renting, and the need for a single land value tax on owners. Fun stuff! Magie patented the board game in 1904 and self-published it in 1906. Nearly 30 years later, a man named Charles Darrow rejiggered the board design and message and sold it to Parker Brothers as Monopoly. The company bought Magie’s patent for the original game for $500 and no royalties.”


It is crazy to think that there was a time we didin’t have windshield wipers on vehicles. Now we can’t see ourselves driving in the rain without them! This all thanks to Mary Anderson.

“Drivers were skeptical when Mary Anderson invented the first manual windshield wipers in 1903. They thought it was safer to drive with rain and snow obscuring the road than to pull a lever to clear it. Cadillac was the first to include them in every car model, and other companies soon followed.”


Making our life so much easier during large family dinners. Thank you to Josephine Cochrane for creating the concept of it!

“Patented in 1886, the first dishwasher combined high water pressure, a wheel, a boiler, and a wire rack like the ones still used for dish drying.”


All the Doggie Parents can understand how much easier a retractable leash makes taking the furry babies out for a walk! Thank You to Mary A. Delaney!

“New York City dog owner Mary A. Delaney patented the first retractable leading device in 1908. It attached to the collar, keeping pooches under control, while giving them some freedom to roam”


Big thanks to Grace Hopper aka the Queen Of Computer Code for making computers what they are now!

“Women in computer science have a role model in Grace Hopper. She and Howard Aiken designed Harvard’s Mark I computer, a five-ton, room-sized machine in 1944. Hopper invented the compiler that translated written language into computer code and coined the terms “bug” and “debugging” when she had to remove moths from the device. In 1959, Hopper was part of the team that developed COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages.”

This list isn’t even close to all the inventions created by women but this is just a little sample of how powerful and inspirational the woman is! Happy International Woman’s day all!





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