Historical Energy events

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  • Period: Feb 28, 1000 to

    1000-2000

  • Feb 28, 1031

    Location-Asia

    Japan begins the first recorded use of waste paper for the making of new paper.
  • Feb 28, 1100

    Location-Africa

    As a result of the Arab invasion of Spain, the industrial art of distillation of petroleum products into illuminants became available in western Europe by the 12th century.
  • Feb 28, 1185

    Location-Europe

    Location-Europe
    Earliest written record of a windmill's existence in England is a rental note for a mill in Weedly, Yorkshire
  • Feb 28, 1457

    Location-Europe

    Location-Europe
    The first successful passenger coach, a four-wheeled wagon with a strap suspension, is built in Kocs, Hungary.
  • Location-United States

    Location-United States
    Hugh Platt discovers coke, a charcoal-like substance produced by heating coal.
  • Location-Europe

    Location-Europe
    The first attempt is made to harness ocean energy in the Bay of Fundy where there are huge tidal changes. Small mills are successfully powered by the tides.
  • Location-Europe

    Location-Europe
    The scientific method of reasoning was explained by English philosopher Francis Bacon in his book Novum Organum.
  • Location-United States

    Location-United States
    Joseph Cugnot builds a steam carriage that can carry four people at speeds of up to 3.6 km per hour (2.25 mph). This is considered the first true automobile.
  • Location-Europe

    Location-Europe
    George Leclanche invents the zinc-carbon battery, a precursor to the dry cell and flashlight battery.
  • Location-United States

    Chernobyl nuclear reactor number 4 near Kiev, USSR explodes at 1:23 a.m. local time leading to a catastrophic release of radioactivity.