The Industrial Revolution

Inventions

Richard Arkwright invents the waterframe.

1769

Robert Fulton creates the first commercially successful steamboat.

1807

Nicephore Niepce takes the world's first photograph.

1826

The first sewing machine is invented by Elias Howe.

1846

Orville Wright flies the world's first airplane.

1903

Inventors

Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steam boat, is born.

November 14, 1765

Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, is born.

December 8, 1765

Richard Hoe, the inventor of the double-sided printing press, is born.

September 12, 1812

Wilbur Wright, one of the inventors of the airplane, is born.

April 16, 1867

Orville Wright, the other inventor of the airplane, is born

August 19, 1871