The first practical steam engine is invented by Thomas Newcomen.
The First Industrial Revolution begins around 1760
james Hargreaves invents the spinning jenny allowing a worker to produce multiple spools
The spinning mule is invented by Samuel Crompton.
James Watt patents an improved steam engine making it useful as a power source
Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin
Samuel Slater opens the first textile mill in Rhode Island.
Robert Fulton starts the first successful steamboat operation
The Luddites attack factories in Great Britain smashing machines in a protest against industry.
Trade unions are legalized in Great Britain.