Industrialization and Labor Movements in the Gilded Age

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[1869] The first Transcontinental Railroad completed

1869

The Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads meet in Promontory, Utah.

[1870] The Standard Oil Company of Ohio is incorporated in Cleveland

1870

It is the beginning of Rockefeller's great oil ventures.

[1874] Joseph Glidden invents barbed wire

1874

[1877] The Great railroad strike of 1877 begins

1877

[1878] Thomas Edison establishes Edison Electric Light Co

1878

It soon eats up its rivals and becomes General Electric.

[1880] Andrew Carnegie has a monopoly of the steel industry

1880

[1880] George Eastman patents a roll of film for cameras

1880

[1882] New York is powered by steam

1882

From Thomas Edison's Pearl Street steam powered central station.

[1882] John D. Rockefeller organizes the Standard Oil Trust

1882

[1884] The world's first true "skyscraper" is completed

1884

[1891] Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the first meaningful radio device

1891

[1891] Thomas Edison receives a patent for his motion picture camera

1891

[1892] The Homestead Steel Strike erupts at Carnegie's Steel mill

1892

[1894] Eugene V. Debs calls for a strike of all railway workers

1894

[1894] The Pullman Strike erupts

1894

[1896] The first public showing of a moving picture

1896

[1901] Andrew Carnegie sells his company to J. P. Morgan for 480 million dollars

1901

[1901] The United States Steel Company, formed by J. P. Morgan

1901

[1903] Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first four successful flights

1903

[1905] The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is organized in Chicago

1905

[1908] Henry Ford introduces his famous Model T

1908

[1913] Henry Ford adopts the conveyor belt system

1913