Industrial Revolution Timeline

1712 The Newcomen steam engine.
1769 Richard Arkwright patents the water frame. James Watt patents a series of improvements on the Newcomen engine making it more efficient.
1830 George Stephenson begins rail service between Liverpool and London.
1840 Samuel Cunard begins transatlantic steamship service.
1856 Henry Bessemer develops the Bessemer converter.
1859 The first commercial oil well is drilled in Pennsylvania.
1866 The Siemens brothers improve steelmaking by developing the open hearth furnace.
1876 Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone
1879 Thomas Edison invents the indandescent light bulb.
1903 The Wright Brothers make the first successful airplane flight.

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