10 Historical Energy Events

Events

First liable steam engine Invented

1712

This was invented by Thomas Newcomen and his assistant John Cally. It used steam to power a pump.

Benjamin Franklin publishes: Experiments and Observations on Electricity

1751

This was a book by Benjamin of his research, certain ideas and thoughts on how he saw energy.

First water powered textile mill created

1771

This was created because of the first successful water-powered roller spinning textile mill in America.

Humphrey Davrey invented first light bulb

1800

He accomplished this by connecting two wires to a battery and attaching a charcoal strip on the other ends

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First train powered by a steam engine

1822

This was because of Thomas Newcomen inventing the first viable steam engine in 1712.

Alexandre Edmond Becquerel's discovery of producing light from sun.

1839

He was a physicist who studied the solar spectrum, magnetism, electricity, and optics.

The first hydroelectric power plant invented

1882

It began to operate on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin.

First electric generating windmill

1888

Created in Cleveland Ohio by Charles F. Brush. It was made of wood and generated at about 12 kilowatts of power.

Nuclear energy used to power 4 lightbulbs.

1951

Three Gorges Dam becomes fully operational

2009

Many people and animals lost their homes in the building of this dam. Also, many natural disasters formed because of it.