Steam engine invented by Thomas Savery.
Diesel engine invented by Rudolf Diesel.
Refrigerator invented by Jacob Perkins.
Priestly isolates oxygen.
The moon landing – Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon.
The first integrated circuit, or silicon chip, is produced by the US Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce.
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 steam powered mills automate the weaving process.
Mendeleev produces the Periodic Table.
Jet engine invented by Frank Whittle and Hans von Ohain.