10 historical energy events

Timeline created by yeonwoo_lee
  • Demologos

    Demologos
    Demologos, the first American steam-powered warship was designed and built by Robert Fulton.
  • The first gas light company in US

    The first gas light company in US
    Gas Light Company of Baltimore was organized to provide coal gas for lighting city streets.
  • The first locomotive in US

    The first locomotive in US
    The first locomotive in the U.S. to carry passengers, the "Tom Thumb," carried 26 passengers 13 miles over the tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
  • The first commercially productive oil well

    The first commercially productive oil well
    The first commercially productive oil well was drilled at Titusville, Pennsylvania. Colonel Edwin Drake and E.B. Bowditch of the Otil company bored through the rock.
  • The first oil pipeline

    The first oil pipeline
    The first major oil pipeline to successfully transport crude petroleum was completed by Samuel Van Syckel of Titusville, Pa.
  • The first hydroelectric power plant

    The first hydroelectric power plant
    The Grand Rapids Electric Light and Power Co. created the first hydroelectric power plant.
  • The first self-contained electric washing machine

    The first self-contained electric washing machine
    The first complete, self-contained electric washing machine was patented
  • The first diesel trip's completion

    The first diesel trip's completion
    The first diesel automobile trip was completed.
  • The first wind turbine

    The first wind turbine
    The first wind turbine to generate energy for an alternating current central power system was placed in service in Grandpa's Knob,
  • The first solar-cell power plant

    The first solar-cell power plant
    The first solar-cell power plant was dedicated at Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah.