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The History of Transportation

HISTORY OF TRANSPORTATION



3500 BC FIRST WHEELED VEHICLES

Fixed wheels on cars are invented - the first wheeled vehicles in history. Other early wheeled vehicles include the chariot.



3500 BC FIRST BOARDS

River boards are invented - ships with oars.



2000 BC HORSES

Horses are domesticated and used for transportation.



THE WHEELBARROW IS INVENTED 181-234



HORSESHOES 770

Iron horseshoes improve transportation by horse.



1493 DA VINCI'S FLYING MACHINES

Leonardo da Vinci first to seriously theorize about flying machines - with over 100 drawings that illustrated his theories on flights.



1620 SUBMARINES

Cornelis Drebble invented the first submarine - a human oared submersible



1662 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Blaise Pascal invents the first public bus - horse-drawn, regular route, schedule, and fare system



CLOCKWORK CARRIAGE 1740

Jacques de Vaucanson demonstrates his clockwork powered carriage



STEAMBOAT INVENTED 1783

First practical steamboat demonstrated by Marquis Claude Francois de Jouffroy d'Abbans - a paddle wheel steamboat



HOT AIR BALLOON 1783

The Montgolfier brothers invent the first hot air balloons



FIRST SELF-PROPELLED ROAD VEHICLE 1769

First propelled road vehicle invented by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot



MODERN BICYCLES INVENTED 1790



1801 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

Richard Trevithick invented the first steam powered locomotive [deisigned for roads]



1807 MOTORS WITH INTERNAL COMBUSTION

Isaac de Rivas makes a hydrogen gas powered vehicle - first with internal combustion power - however, very unsuccessful design



1807 STEAMBOAT REGULAR SERVICE

First steamboat with regular passenger service - inventor Robert Fulton's Clermont



1815 RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE

George Stephenson invents the first practical steam powered railroad locomotive



FIRST GAS ENGINE AUTOMOBILE 1862

Made by Jean Lenoir



MOTORCYCLE INVENTED 1867



COMPRESSED AIR BRAKES 1868

George Westinghouse invents the compressed air locomotive brake - enabled trains to be stopped with fail-safe accuracy



CABLE CAR INVENTED 1871



FIRST USABLE CAR WITH INTERNAL COMBUSTION 1885

Karl Benz builds the world's first practical automobile to be powered by an internal combustion engine



THE ZEPPELIN 1889

Ferdinand von Zeppelin invents the first successful dirigible - the Zeppelin



1903 FIRST HUMAN FLIGHT

The Wright Brothers invent and fly the first engined airplane



1907 HELICOPTER

Very first helicopter - unsuccessful design



1908 BETTER CAR PRODUCTION

Henry Ford improves the assembly line for automobile manufacturing



1980 HYDROFOIL BOATS

Hydrofoil boards co-invented by Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin - boats that skimmed the water.



1926 ROCKETS LAUNCHED

First liquid propelled rocket launched



MODERN HELICOPTERS INVENTED 1940



FIRST SUPERSONIC JET FLIGHT 1947



HOVERCRAFT INVENTED 1956



BULLET TRAIN TRAVELS MADE POSSIBLE 1964



APOLLO LANDS ON THE MOON 1969



JUMBO JET FLIES 1970



FIRST SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 1981



AUTOINSURANCECOMPARISON.ORG HISTORY OF TRANSPORTATION 3500 BC FIRST WHEELED VEHICLES Fixed wheels on carts are invented - the first wheeled vehicles in history. Other early wheeled vehicles include the chariot. 3500 BC FIRST BOATS River boats are invented - ships with oars 2000 BC HORSES Horses are domesticated and used for transportation. THE WHEELBARROW IS INVENTED 181-234 HORSESHOES 770 Iron horseshoes improve transportation by horse 1492 DA VINCI'S FLYING MACHINES Leonardo da Vinci first to seriously theorize about flying machines - with over 100 drawings that illustrated his theories on flight 1620 SUBMARINES Cornelis Drebbel invented the first submarine - an human oared submersible 1662 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Blaise Pascal invents the first public bus - horse- drawn, regular route, schedule, and fare system CLOCKWORK CARRIAGE 1740 Jacques de Vaucanson demonstrates his clockwork powered carriage STEAMBOAT INVENTED 1783 First practical steamboat demonstrated by Marquis Claude Francois de Jouffroy d'Abbans - a paddle wheel steamboat HOT AIR BALLOON 1783 The Montgolfier brothers invent the first hot air balloons FIRST SELF-PROPELLED ROAD VEHICLE 1769 First self-propelled road vehicle invented by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot MODERN BICYCLES INVENTED 1790 1801 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE Richard Trevithick invented the first steam powered locomotive (designed for roads) 1807 MOTORS WITH INTERNAL COMBUSTION Isaac de Rivas makes a hydrogen gas powered vehicle - first with internal combustion power - however, very unsuccessful design THE STEAMBOAT EA 1807 STEAMBOAT REGULAR SERVICE First steamboat with regular passenger service - inventor Robert Fulton's Clermont 1814 RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE George Stephenson invents the first practical steam powered railroad locomotive FIRST GAS ENGINE AUTOMOBILE 1862 made by Jean Lenoir MOTORCYCLE INVENTED 1867 COMPRESSED AIR BRAKES 1868 George Westinghouse invents the compressed air locomotive brake - enabled trains to be stopped with fail-safe accuracy CABLE CAR INVENTED 1871 FIRST USABLE CAR WITH INTERNAL COMBUSTION 1885 Karl Benz builds the world's first practical automobile to be powered by an internal combustion engine THE ZEPPELIN 1889 Ferdinand von Zeppelin invents the first successful dirigible - the Zeppelin 1903 FIRST HUMAN FLIGHT The Wright Brothers invent and fly the first engined airplane 1907 HELICOPTER Very first helicopter - unsuccessful design 1908 BETTER CAR PRODUCTION Henry Ford improves the assembly line for automobile manufacturing 1908 HYDROFOIL BOATS Hydrofoil boats co-invented by Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin - boats that skimmed water 1926 ROCKETS LAUNCHED First liquid propelled rocket launched MODERN HELICOPTERS INVENTED 1940 FIRST SUPERSONIC JET FLIGHT 1947 HOVERCRAFT INVENTED 1956 BULLET TRAIN TRAVELS MADE POSSIBLE 1964 APOLLO LANDS ON THE MOON 1969 JUMBO JET FLIES 1970 FIRST SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 1981 SOURCE: http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bl_history_of_transportation.htm AUTO INSURANCE COMPARISON .ORG EAR LY XX CENTURY EARLY XIX CENTURY RENAISSANCE ANNO DOMINI 1940 - TODAY 1860 - 1900 XVIII CENTURY FIRST MILLENNIUM

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