Industrial Revloulution Timeline By combsjv Period: Apr 18, 1700 to Apr 18, 1920 Industrial Revoulution Timeline Apr 18, 1701 Jethro Tull invents the seed drill This made it easier to plant seeds in al straight row. It also made it so the seeds would be planted deeper, and wouldnt get washed away as easy. Apr 18, 1712 Thomas Newcombe invents the Steam Engine The steam engine powered the factorys. Without it there would have been little progress made. Apr 18, 1750 The Industrial Revoulution begins This changed the way people lived and made the economy move foward Apr 18, 1793 Eli Whitney Events Cotton Gin Made the cotton business a money making business, and turned the south from a society with slaves to just a slave socitey Apr 18, 1848 KArl Marx writes the communist manifesto Everything was shared throughout the community. Everybody was equal there was not "im rich" or "Im poor" Apr 18, 1879 Thomas Edison invents the light bulb Without the lightbulb we would be still be using a candle to light the house. We also wouldnt have night jobs without the light bulb Apr 18, 1908 Henry Ford Invents the assembly Line Made the work place more productive. Everybody had a job to do to complete one main thing.