Steamships: Symington's Charlotte Dundas steamship
Steamships: Fulton's steam-driven boat used on the Seine
Textiles: Jaquard used a punch card for weaving, Steamships: Steven's used a twin-screw propeller steamboat
Railways: Wandsworth-Croydon public railway opened
Railways: Oystermouth passenger railway opened
Steamships: Fulton's steam paddleship, the Clermont
Railways: Trevithick's "Catch -Me-Who-Can" locomotive is built
Road Transport: Macadam developed a new type of road construction
Railways: Blenkinsop's railway locomotive operated, Road Transport: First horse-drawn bus system operated, Steamships: The steamship Comet operated on the Clyde
Textiles: Horrocks invented the speed batton, Railways: Hedley's "Puffing Billy" used on a non-toothed track
Road Transport: Telford's London to Holyhead road constructed
Steamships: The steamship Savannah crossed the Atlantic
Railways: Wrought iron rails used to make railways,Steamships: The steamship James Watt was launched
Marc Brunel invents a tunnelling shield, making subaqueous tunnelling possible.
Faraday discovers electro-magnetic current, making possible generators and electric engines.
Charles Babbage develops his analytic engine--the forerunner of the computer. Fox Talbot produces photographs.
Morse develops the telegraph and Morse Code. Great Western--first ocean-going steamship.
Pneumatic tire patentedFirst telegraph cable laid under the Channel.
Petrol (gasoline) refining first used. Natural Science Honours School established at Oxford.
Singer invents first practical sewing machine. Natural Sciences Tripos at Cambridge.
Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species. Edwin Drake strikes oil in Pennsylvania. Etienne Lenoir demonstrates the first successful gasoline engine.
Siemens-Martin open hearth process (along with the Bessemer converter) makes steel available in bulk. Steel begins to replace iron in building: steel framing and reinforced concrete make possible "curtain-wall" architecture--i.e., the skyscraper.
Alfred Nobel produces dynamite, the first high explosive which can be safely handled.
Christopher Sholes invents the Remington typewriter. James Clerk Maxwell states the laws of electro-magnetic radiation
Bell invents the telephone.
Edison invents the phonograph.
Edison invents the incandescent lamp.
First skyscraper (ten stories) in Chicago. The Brooklyn Bridge opens. This large suspension bridge, built by the Roeblings (father and son), is a triumph of engineering.
Maxim invents the machine gun, making possible mass slaughter and beginning the mechanization of warfare.
Benz develops first automobile to run on internal- combustion engine.