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â€¢ 1819 Scotland - Thomas Hancock and Charles Macintosh invent a waterproof material.
â€¢ 1821 London - The electric motor is invented by British scientist Michael Faraday. Though trained in Chemistry he took an interest in electricity and took the discovery of Oersted that the flow of electricity through a wire produces a magnetic field around the wire.
â€¢ 1823 Britain - William Ellis invents the game of Rugby
â€¢ 1823 Manchester - Charles Macintosh invents the waterproof raincoat which comes to be known as a "Mac"
â€¢ 1825 The first railway in the world designed for steam locomotives begins operations in England. With construction beginning in 1821, it was primarily the design of George Stephenson.
â€¢ 1827 John Dalton of England develops the first atomic theory, published in his New System of Chemical Philosophy.
â€¢ 1833 Charles Babbage invents the Analytical Engine in England. It is the world's first programmable "calculator".
â€¢ 1836 Isaac Pitman develops the written language of shorthand in Bath.
â€¢ 1874 The game of Tennis is invented in England by Major Wingfield though it is considered a "ladies game".
â€¢ 1884 The machine gun is invented by Maxim in London.
Telegraph by Samuel Morse (1832-1844)
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876.
The German engineer Karl Benz built the first motor car in 1885.
Guglielmo Marconi, from Italy invented the Radio
In 1865 a bicycle known as the penny-farthing was introduced.
This had a huge wheel at the front and a much smaller one at the back. This design was used until about 1880 when a bicycle with equal-sized wheels was developed.
Thomas Twyford built the first toilet modern looking in a one-piece, all china design in 1885.
Sir Rowland Hill invented the postage stamp in 1840. Up to this time the person receiving the letter had to pay for it. With the invention of the stamp, the person sending the letter had to pay.
Electric light bulb by Thomas Edison (USA) and Joseph Swan (UK).
Steam Engine by George Stephenson