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    First Oil Drilling

    First Oil Drilling
    Oil wells are drilled in China up to 800 feet deep using bits attached to bamboo poles.
  • First Battery ever build

    First Battery ever build
    By 1800 Alessandro Volta had developed the so-called voltaic pile, a forerunner of the electric battery, which produced a steady stream of electricity.
  • Fisrt Lighter

    Fisrt Lighter
    The first lighters were invented in the 16th century and were converted flintlock pistols that used gunpowder.
  • First drilling for geothermal water

    First drilling for geothermal water
    Drilling for geothermal water at Larderello, Italy intensifies due to new methods
  • First LIght Bulb

    First LIght Bulb
    Jump to Electric light‎: Edison made the first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb on December 31, 1879, in Menlo Park.
  • First Gas Station

    First Gas Station
    The first places that sold gasoline/petrol were pharmacies, as a side business. The first gas/petrol station was the city pharmacy in Wiesloch, Germany, where Bertha Benz refilled the tank of the first automobile on its maiden trip from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back.
  • First car ever made

    First car ever made
    The first running, gasoline-powered American car was built and road-tested by the Duryea brothers of Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • First nuclear reactor

    First nuclear reactor
    The first nuclear reactor begins operation in Richland, Washington
  • First Nuclear Power PLant

    First Nuclear Power PLant
    The USSR's Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant became the world's first nuclear power plant to generate electricity for a power grid, and produced around 5 megawatts of electric power
  • First Solar Power Car

    First Solar Power Car
    On this day in 1955, William G. Cobb of the General Motors Corp. (GM) demonstrates his 15-inch-long "Sunmobile," the world's first solar-powered automobile, at the General Motors Powerama auto show held in Chicago, Illinois.