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Google celebrates 147th birthday of the inventor of the vacuum cleaner

Today‚Äôs Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 147th birthday of Hubert Cecil Booth - the inventor of the vacuum cleaner. Until 1901, the floor-cleaning technology involved blowing air and pushing away dust and debris. But Booth, who was an engineer based in London, had a different idea - cleaning by suction. And after years of experiments, Booth created the first powered vacuum cleaner, which became a staple in UK homes. As well as the vacuum cleaner, Booth invented many other well-known devices,…