Movable type printing by Bi Sheng in China
wheel lock musket invented
first flush toilets invented
Pocket watch invented by Peter Henlein.
A graphite pencil invented by Conrad Gesner.
Englishmen, William Lee invents a knitting machine called the stocking frame.
Dutchmen, Zacharias Janssen invents the compound microscope
Hans Lippershey invents the first refracting telescope
The earliest human-powered submarine invented by Cornelis Drebbel.
Frenchmen, Blaise Pascal invents an adding machine
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz invents a calculating machine.
Robert Hooke invents the universal joint.
Thomas Newcomen patents the atmospheric steam engine
John Kay invents the flying shuttle
E.G. von Kleist invents the leyden jar, the first electrical capacitor.