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Steam piston engine invented by Thomas Newcomen.
Bakelite invented by Leo Baekeland.
Telescope invented by Hans Lippershey.
Locomotive invented by Richard Trevithick.
Ball bearing invented by Leonardo Da Vinci together with flying machines, including a helicopter, the first mechanical calculator and one of the first programmable robots.
First written legal codes — The Code of Hammurabi.
First beer is brewed from grain in the Near East.
Egypt’s 1st Dynasty created by the joining of the upper and lower kingdoms of Egypt.
Color photography invented by Auguste and Louis Lumiere.
Christians are persecuted by Diocletian.
Louis VI becomes the new king of France.
Albert Einstein publishes his theory of special relativity.