History of Land Transportation

Timeline created by 17HessJ17
In History
  • 100

    Invention of Wheel (3500 BC)

    Invention of Wheel (3500 BC)
    3500 BC
  • 100

    Horses are Domesticated (2000 BC)

    Horses are Domesticated (2000 BC)
    Horses are domesticated for use in transportation.
  • Mar 25, 770

    Iron Horseshoes are Invented

    Iron Horseshoes are Invented
    Iron Horseshoes are invented to protect the feet of horses.
  • Apr 9, 1100

    4-Wheeled Horse-Drawn Carriages

    4-Wheeled Horse-Drawn Carriages
    Horse-Drawn Carriages are developed, but they are only available to the rich.
  • Blaise Pascal Invents the First Public Bus

    Blaise Pascal Invents the First Public Bus
    The first public bus is invented by Blaise Pascal.
  • 1st Self-Propelled Road Vehicle

    1st Self-Propelled Road Vehicle
    The first self-propelled road vehicle is invented by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot.
  • Modern Bike Invented

    Modern Bike Invented
    Modern bicycles are invented by Kirkpatrick MacMillan
  • 1st Steam Engine

    1st Steam Engine
    Richard Trevithick invented the first steam powered locomotive (designed for roads)
  • Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle

    Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle
    Isaac de Rivas makes a hydrogen gas powered vehicle - first with internal combustion power - however, very unsuccessful design
  • 1st Practical Railroad Locomotive

    1st Practical Railroad Locomotive
    George Stephenson invents the first practical steam powered railroad locomotive.
  • 1st Gasoline-Powered Automobile

    1st Gasoline-Powered Automobile
    Jean Lenoir makes the first gasoline engine automobile.
  • 1st Motorcycle

    1st Motorcycle
    The Motorcycle is invented by Gottlieb Daimler.
  • Compressed Air Locomotive Brake is Invented

    Compressed Air Locomotive Brake is Invented
    George Westinghouse invents the compressed air locomotive brake - enabled trains to be stopped with fail-safe accuracy
  • 1st Car with Internal Combustion Engine

    1st Car with Internal Combustion Engine
  • Automobile Assembly is Improved

    Automobile Assembly is Improved
    Henry Ford improves the assembly line for automobile manufacturing.
  • Drunk Driving is Illeagal

    Drunk Driving is Illeagal
    Drinking and driving became against the law. Intoxication was determined by arresting officers.
  • 1st Bullet Train

    1st Bullet Train
    Bullet train transportation is invented by the British and then sold to Japan.
  • U.S. Motor Vehicle Safety Act

    U.S. Motor Vehicle Safety Act
    Responding to the call for greater safety for car drivers and passengers, President Lyndon Johnson signed the U.S. Motor Vehicle Safety Act into law. It mandated seat belts, energy-absorbing steering columns and dashboards, warning flashers, and head restraints on all cars sold in the country.
  • Clean Air Act

    Clean Air Act
    Congress passed the Clean Air Act, setting standards for fuel consumption to increase engine efficiency and reduce air pollution. It also mandated installation of engine emission control devices. Engine horsepower dropped to accommodate the machinery.
  • Maglev Train

    Maglev Train
    The first commercial high speed Maglev train starts operation between Shanghai and its airport.