Illegal in England for workers to unionize in order to bargain for higher pay or better working conditions.
Drives the Cornish “puffer” steam powered locomotive down the street of Camborne, England.
Passes law making it illegal by penalty of death to destroy industrial machines.
Patented a steam engine locomotive that ran on rails.
Commissioned to construct a 30-mile railway from Liverpool to Manchester.
Investigates child labor in factories and issues report to Parliament.
Sets up the General Board of Health to investigate sanitary conditions, setting up local boards to ensure safe water in cities.
Die in three months in London from Cholera epidemic.
Gives government responsibility to ensure public health for housing and sewage.
Raised the minimum work age to 12 years old.