Thomas Newcomen successfully builds the first atmospheric engine. It worked by pushing steam into a cylinder which created a partial vacuum which allowed a piston to be pushed.
Discovery of the atom
Arguably one of the largest advances in history was the discovery of the atom. John Dalton was the creator of the theory of the atom.
The Factory Act is passed
The government passed a Factory act in 1833 to improve the working conditions of young children who were working very long hours in terrible conditions.
Richard Gatling patents the machine gun
Louis Pasteur develops vaccines
Louis Pasteur shows that microorganisms give people diseases and later discovered vaccines from weakened microbes. His first vaccines were against fowl cholera, anthrax and many livestock diseases.
Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
Christopher Scholes invents the typewriter
Education Act passed
John Pemberton invents Coca-Cola
John Stith Pemberton was the creator of the worlds most popular soft drink, Coca-Cola. He invented Coca-Cola while looking for an alternative for morphine as he had an addiction to the strong painkiller.