Industrial Revolution

Events

Steam Engine invented

1712

Invented by Thomas Newcomen

Flying Shuttle Invented (John Kay)

1733

Flying Shuttle was a weaving machine

James Watt Reinvisioned Steam Engine

1769

featuring a separate condenser.

Richard Arkwright invents Water Frame

1769

hooked up spinning machines to a water wheel.

Henry Cort Revolutionizes Iron Refinery

1785

In 1783 he patented the puddling process for refining iron ore.

Combination Acts

1799

make it illegal in England for workers to unionize in order to bargain for higher pay or better working conditions

George Stephenson builds the first practical steam powered railroad locomotive

1814

Stephenson was appointed engineer for the construction of the Stockton and Darlington railway

General Board of Health

1848

to investigate sanitary conditions

Public Health Act

1875

gives government responsibility to ensure public health for housing and sewage.

Education Act

1880

made school compulsory for children up to age 10