1764: James Hargreaves invents the spinning jenny.
1769: Richard Arkwright patents the water frame.
1779: Samuel Crompton perfects the spinning mule.
1785: Edmund Cartwright patents a power loom.
1793: Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin.
1769: James Watt patents a series of improvements on the Newcomen engine making it more efficient.
1807: Robert Fulton begins steamboat service on the Hudson River.
1830: George Stephenson begins rail service between Liverpool and Manchester.
1866: The Siemens brothers improve steelmaking by developing the open hearth furnace.
1860: Lenoir's internal combustion two stroke engine
1840: Samuel Cunard begins transatlantic steamship service.
1866: Cyrus Field lays the first successful transatlantic cable.
and Chemicals: 1875-1900
1897: synthetic indigo made by Badische Fabrik
1892: Rudolf Diesel patents the diesel engine.
1899: Guglielmo Marconi invents the wireless.