North and South Times

Nine Important Facts From Around the Globe

1790-First steam powerd mill opens in Britain

1794- France abolishes slavery in its colonies

1807-Clermont made by Robert Fulton is the first commercially successful steamboat

1830-The Tom Thumb becomes the first train to carry passengers in the U.S.

1832-Samuel Morse invents the telegraph

1837-Victoria is crowned queen of Britain

1838-Sirius becomes the fist boat to get across the Atlantic Ocean entirely under steam power

1845-A potato famine in Ireland increases immigration to the U.S.

1846-Johann Galle observes that Neptune is a planet