Industrial Revolution

Main

France and Britain fight the seven Years War

1756 - 1763

American Declaration of Independence from the British Empire

1776

First European settlers arrive in NSW

1788

The French Revolution

1789 - 1799

First public railway opens in Britain

1825

Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire

1833

First Opium War between China and Britain

1839

Karl Marx publishes the Communist Manifesto

1848

Nightingale develops new approach to nursing

1853 - 1856

Telegraph cable laid between Britain and USA

1866

The unification of German states into one nation

1871

Telegraph link from Britain to eastern Australia

1872

First human trials for rabies vaccine

1885

Henry Ford begins mass production of cars

1913

First World War

1914 - 1918

The Communist Revolution begins in Russia

1917

Inventions

Lightning rod is invented

1752

Spinning jenny is invented

1764

Spinning frame is invented

1768

Steamship is invented

1775

Steam engine is invented

1776

Submarine is invented

1776

Spinning mule is invented

1779

Power loom is invented

1785

Steamboat is invented

1786

First bicycle is invented

1791

First photograph is invented

1814

Typewriter is invented

1829

Sewing machine is invented

1830

First revolver invented

1835

First telegraph used

1837

Dishwasher is invented

1850

Metal cartridges for guns are invented

1861

Torpedo is invented

1866

Traffic lights are invented

1868

Thomas Edison invents the light bulb

1876

Alexander Bell invents the telephone

1876

First automobile to run on an internal combustion engine

1885

Escalator is invented

1891

Vacuum cleaner is invented

1899

Air conditioner is invented

1902

Wright brothers make powered aeroplane

1903

Cellophane is invented

1908

Motorized cameras are invented

1912