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25/11/1867 Alfred Nobel patents dynamite


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Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patented a new explosive: dynamite. It was safer than conventional explosives used in Nobel’s times as black powder or nitro-glycerine. Nobel originally marketed his invention as “Nobel’s Blasting Powder.” He later changed the name to dynamite. It was derived from the Greek expression dýnamis (“power”).
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