http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/Ironbridge was the first bridge in the world to be built from iron. It is recognised as a symbol of the Industrial Revolution throughout the world.
First Sunday School
It is debabatable when the first sunday school was but Robert Raikes played a bit part. Robert Raikes started his first school for the children of chimney sweeps in Sooty Alley, Gloucester in 1780. Many churches and chapels ran sunday schools and this was usually the only education most children had. Children were mostly taught to read the bible.
The Britannia bridge, over the Mennai Strait in Wales, opened. It was designed by Robert Stephenson, trains would travel through the bridge made out of two long iron tubes. Robert Stephenson and his father George were among the greatest railway engineers of the day.