10 Key Historical Energy Events

Events

First Steam Engine

1695

The steam engine could generate power and transmit it to the machine

First Electric Light Created

1809

It was the first light bulb ever created but not like the modern ones that we have today.

First Oil Well In The US

Aug 2, 1859

First oil well ever in the US to produce both oil and gas in sufficient quantities which make it economically viable

First Battery Invented

January 1, 1880

Its job was to sustain an electrical current.

First Electric Lamp Invented

January 7, 1880

Same as the lamps that we have today just not as modern.

First Automobile Invented

September 28, 1886

The first automobile was a one cylinder two stroke cycle.

Hoover Dam Open To Public

September 28, 1936

The hoover damn was open to the public

Nuclear Fission Discovered

1937

The discovery of nuclear fission was the main process to generating nuclear energy.

First Silicon Solar Cell Invented

1941

The first silicon solar cell invented was an electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity.

Solar Panel Production Begins

1954

It absorb the sunlight as a source of energy to generate electricity or heat.