James Naismith - Basketball P.E. instructor James Naismith from Almonte, Canada got the idea to dribble a soccer ball down a court. The trick was to toss the ball into a peach basket. This was back in 1891 when he coached in Massachusetts. He would later write a rulebook for basketball. That’s a Canadian slam-dunk!
Read the Fascinating Story of Inventor Elijah McCoy
Inventor, Elijah McCoy (May 2, 1844 – October 10, 1929) Was a Canadian-American inventor and engineer, notable for his 57 U.S. Patents, most to do with lubrication of steam engines. The popular expression, "The real McCoy", was first published in Canada in 1881, but the expression, "The Real McKay", can be traced to Scottish advertising in 1856. This expression, typically used to mean the real thing, has been associated with Elijah McCoy's oil-drip cup invention.
Canadian Pacific Railway was incorporated on February 16, 1881. Less than five years later a ribbon of steel united Canada when the line to the Pacific coast was completed with the driving of the 'Last Spike' at Craigellachie, British Columbia, on November 7, 1885.
George Washington Carver changed lunchtime sandwiches forever when he invented peanut butter. Born a slave, Carver didn’t attend college until he was 30 years old, but he went on to create 400 new uses for peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and pecans
A List of Inventions by Canadian Inventors that Changed the World
The world is a dynamic and changing place as it is driven by the needs of its inhabitants. As it has been said, Need is the Mother of Invention. As such, I have compiled a partial list of Canadian inventors whose inventions have changed our way of living on a day to day basis. Imagine a world without zippers, McIntosh apples (that is, the edible one), basketball, green garbage bags, insulin, electric light bulbs, instant replays and hundreds of more items and processes.
Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work.