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1800-1918 Timeline

By Blue04
  • Steam powered road carriage

    Steam powered road carriage
    In 1801, a British inventor named Richard Trevithick builds the first ever steam powered road carriage. It is considered to be the first tramway locomotive. It was designed to be used on the road not the railroad. titlemax.com
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana purchase was a land purchase made between the United States and France. The land acquired was approximately 827,000square miles the land was located west of the Mississippi River for $15 million. monticello.org
  • New Jersey Abolishes Slavery

    In 1804 the New Jersey Legislature passed “An act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.” It provided that females born of slave parents after July 4, 1084, would be free upon reaching 21 years of age, and males upon 25. slavenorth.com
  • The first combustion Engine is made

    The first combustion Engine is made
    An internal combustion engine which used a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen is invented by Francois Issac de Rivaz in Switzerland. He also designs a car frame for the engine, but his design turns out to be unsuccessful. [titlemax.com] (https://www.titlemax.com/articles/a-timeline-of-car-history/]
  • Another internal Combustin Engine is created

    Another internal Combustin Engine is created
    Samuel Brown an English engineer and inventor invents an internal combustion engine like Francois Issac de Rivaz, but it has separate combustion and working cylinders,and is used to power a vehicle. titlemax.com
  • Freedom’s Journal

    Freedom’s Journal
    Freedom's Journal was the first African American owned and operated newspaper in the United States. It was a weekly four column publication printed every Friday, Freedom's Journal was founded by free born African Americans John Russwurm and Samuel Cornish in New York City, New York. blackpast.org
  • 1831 Mar 12, Clement Studebaker, auto maker, was born.

    1831 Mar 12, Clement Studebaker, auto maker, was born.
    Clement Studebaker was born in Pinetown, Adams County, Pennsylvania and was Pennsylvania Dutch. By the age of 14 he had learned to work as a blacksmith in his father's shop. He later worked as a teacher. In 1852, Clement and his elder brother Henry Studebaker opened the H & C Studebaker blacksmith shop at the corner of Michigan and Jefferson Streets in what is now the heart of downtown South Bend, Indiana.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Studebaker
  • 1832 – Robert Anderson invents the first crude electric carriage in Scotland. It is powered by non-rechargeable primary power cells.

    1832 – Robert Anderson invents the first crude electric carriage in Scotland. It is powered by non-rechargeable primary power cells.
    Robert Anderson was a 19th-century Scottish inventor, best known for inventing the first crude electric carriage in Scotland around the time of 1832 - 1839. The carriage was powered by non-rechargeable primary power cells.
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    Karl Friedrich Benz

    Karl Friedrich Benz was born on November 25, 1844. We was a German mechanical engineer who designed and in 1885 built the world’s first automobile to be powered by an internal combustion engine.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States. During his term as president he lead the Northern Union against the Southern confederates and won the war. He abolished slavery adding the Thirteenth amendment which abolished slavery permanently.
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    The American Civil War

    The American Civil war of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation we would have. The two conflicting sides were the Northern Union and Southern Confederacy. The northern victory in the war preserved the United States as one nation and ended the institution of slavery that had divided the was one of the causes of the war.
  • Horseless Carriage

    Horseless Carriage
    Belgian engineer Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir invents the “horseless carriage.” It uses an internal combustion engine and can move at about 3 miles per hour. This is the first commercially successful internal combustion engine.
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    Henry Ford

    Henry Ford, born on July 30, 1863 and was an American automobile manufacturer who created the Ford Modelt T car in 1908 and also developed the assembly line of production, which revolutionized the car manufacturing industry.
    Today he is credited for helping build America’s economy and considered one of America’s leading businessmen. biography.com
  • The 13th Amendment Created

    The thirteenth amendment added to the United States Comstitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. It was passed by the Senate on April 8,1864 and by the House on January 31, 1865 National Center for constitutional studies
  • Abraham Lincoln is assassinated

    On the evening of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.
  • 1870 – Julius Hock, of Vienna, builds the first internal combustion engine running on gasoline.

    1870 – Julius Hock, of Vienna, builds the first internal combustion engine running on gasoline.
    The Hornsby-Akroyd oil engine was the first successful design of internal combustion engine using "heavy oil" as a fuel. It was the first to use a separate vapourising combustion chamber and is the forerunner of all hot-bulb engines. Early internal combustion engines were quite successful running on gaseous and light petroleum fuels.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornsby-Akroyd_oil_engine
  • August 21, 1879 – American inventor George Baldwin files the first U.S. Patent for an automobile. This invention is more similar to a wagon with an internal combustion engine.

    August 21, 1879 – American inventor George Baldwin files the first U.S. Patent for an automobile. This invention is more similar to a wagon with an internal combustion engine.
    Inspired by the mammoth internal combustion engine invented by George Brayton displayed at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, Selden began working on a smaller lighter version, succeeding by 1878, some eight years before the public introduction of the Benz Patent Motorwagen in Europe, in producing a one-cylinder, 400-pound version which featured an enclosed crankshaft with the help of Rochester machinist Frank H. Clement and his assistant William Gomm. May 8, 1879.
  • First U.S. patent for Auto mobile

    August 21, 1879 – American inventor George Baldwin files the first U.S. Patent for an automobile. This invention is more similar to a wagon with an internal combustion engine.
  • First motor invented. German inventor Karl Benz creates the first motor car, called the Benz Patent-Motorwagon.

    First motor invented.   German inventor Karl Benz creates the first motor car, called the Benz Patent-Motorwagon.
    Karl Benz was born November 25, 1844 in Germany. A mechanical engineer, he designed and built the first practical car powered by an internal-combustion engine. The original car, his three-wheeled Motorwagen, first ran in 1885. His company produced its first four-wheeled car in 1893 and the first of its series of racing cars in 1899. He left the company in 1906 to form another group with his sons
  • 1886 – In Michigan, Henry Ford builds his first automobile.

    1886 – In Michigan, Henry Ford builds his first automobile.
    The Ford Quadricycle was the first vehicle developed by Henry Ford. Ford's first car was a simple frame with an ethanol-powered engine and four bicycle wheels mounted on it. In the 1890s, the "horseless carriage" was a relatively new idea, with no one having a fixed, universal idea of what a car should look like or how it should work. Most of the first car builders were inventors, rather than businessmen, working with their imaginations and the parts they had on hand.
  • 1893 – Brothers Frank and Charles Edgar Duryea invent the first successful gas-powered car in the United States.

    1893 – Brothers Frank and Charles Edgar Duryea invent the first successful gas-powered car in the United States.
    October 8, 1869, Washburn, Illinois, U.S.—died February 15, 1967, Saybrook, Connecticut), inventors of one of the first automobiles and the first that was actually built and operated in the United States. Charles Duryea entered the rapidly growing bicycle business and displayed a marked inventive talent. In 1886 at the Ohio state fair, he saw a stationary gasoline engine that seemed to him to be sufficiently compact to power a carriage or a wagon.
  • First American Car Manufacturing Company established

    First American Car Manufacturing Company established
    The Duryea brothers start the first American car manufacturing company in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is called Motor Wagons.
    Charles Duryea and Frank Duryea were the first Americans to build a successful commercial automobile and the first to incorporate an American business for the expressed purpose of building automobiles for sale to the public. britannica.com
  • F. B. Fetherstonhaugh

    F. B. Fetherstonhaugh
    Frederick Bernard Featherstonhaugh was a man of the future. A well-heeled lawyer in Toronto, Ontario, his home was one of the first to have electricity and the conveniences that brought with it. Featherstonhaugh also had his eye on the new horseless carriage. Making note of the specific standards he wanted in an automobile, he connected with one of his legal clients, William Still. William Still was an engineer with an interest in electricity and motors.
  • First Motorcar Created

    The 1901 Mercedes, designed by Wilhelm Maybach for Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, deserves credit for being the first modern motorcar in all essentials. Its thirty-five-horsepower engine weighed only fourteen pounds per horsepower, and it achieved a top speed of fifty-three miles per hour history.com
  • U.S. Steel founded by J.P. Morgan

    U.S. Steel founded by J.P. Morgan
    U.S. Steel founded by John Pierpont Morgan. One of the most powerful bankers of his era, J.P. (John Pierpont) Morgan (1837-1913) financed railroads and helped organize U.S. Steel, General Electric and other major corporations.Morgan used his influence to help stabilize American financial markets during several economic crises, including the panic of 1907. history.com
  • Speed Limit made in Alabama

    Alabama sets a state maximum speed limit of 8 miles per hour titlemax.com
  • Ford Model T Car

    Ford Model T Car
    Ford’s Model T production rockets from 7.5 cars per hour to 146 cars per hour, thanks to the utilization of the assembly line. titlemax.com