Thursday, 09 July 2020
1687 Isaac Newton formulates his three laws of motion
1698 Steam engine was invented by Thomas Savery
1700 Piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori
1700 Bartolomeo Cristofori invents the piano
1700 christiaan Huygens conceives the internal combustion engine, but never actually builds one.
1701 english farmer Jethro Tull begins the mechanization of agriculture by inventing the horse-drawn seed drill.
1703 Gottfried Leibniz pioneers the binary number system now used in virtually all computers
1705 Steam piston engine was invented by Thomas Newcomen
1710 Thermometer was invented by Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur
1712 thomas Newcomen builds the first practical (but stationary) steam engine.
1737 william Champion develops a commercially viable process for extracting zinc on a large scale.
1742 franklin stove was invented by Benjamin Franklin
1751 axel Cronstedt isolates nickel.
1752 lightning rod was invented by Benjamin Franklin
1756 Axel Cronstedt notices steam when he boils a rock—and discovers zeolites
1757 John Campbell invents the sextant, an improved navigational device that enables sailors to measure latitude
1767 spinning jenny was invented by James Hargreaves
1769 Steam engine was invented by James Watt
1769 Wolfgang von Kempelen develops a mechanical speaking machine: the world's first speech synthesizer
1770 abraham Darby III builds a pioneering iron bridge at a place now called Ironbridge in England.
1780 josiah Wedgwood (or Thomas Massey) invents the pyrometer.
1783 Parachute was invented by Jean Pierre Blanchard
1783 hot air balloon was invented by Montgolfier brothers
1783 French Brothers Joseph-Michel Montgolfier and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier make the first practical hot-air balloon
1791 steamboat was invented by John Fitch
1791 Reverend William Gregor, a British clergyman and amateur geologist, discovers a mysterious mineral that he calls menachite. Four years later, Martin Klaproth gives it its modern name, titanium
1798 vaccination was invented by Edward Jenner
1800 Italian Alessandro Volta makes the first battery (known as a Voltaic pile)
1801 joseph-Marie Jacquard invents the automated cloth-weaving loom. The punched cards it uses to store patterns help to inspire programmable computers.
1803 henry and Sealy Fourdrinier develop the papermaking machine.
1804 Locomotive was invented by Richard Trevithick
1806 Humphry Davy develops electrolysis into an important chemical technique and uses it to identify a number of new elements
1807 humphry Davy develops the electric arc lamp.
1810 canned food is introduced.