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Thomas Newcomen invents the first steam engine

1712

First steam powered cloth mills appear

1779

William Murdock- the first person to light his home with coal gas

1792

Michael Faraday demonstrates electro magnetic rotation

1821

Michael Faraday discovers electro magnetic current

1831

Samuel Morse invents the telegraph and Morse code

1838

Henry Bessemer invents the Bessemer process for refining iron into steel

1854

Drake drills the first oil well in Pennsylvania, 2000 barrels recovered

1859

Alfred Nobel invents dynamite

1867

Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone

1876

First automobile with an internal combustion engine

1886

The Wright brothers invent the airplane

1903

Robert Goddard launches the first liquid fuel rocket

1926

ENIAC, the first electronic computer

1945

Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce patent the first computer chip

1959

U.S.D.D initiates ARPANet, Forerunner of the internet

1968

The Word Wide Web arrives

1991

29 billion barrels of oil are recovered world wide

2000

6.5 billion tons of coal are recovered world wide

2005