First Automobile Club Founded

The Automobile Club de France was founded in Paris in 1895. Continue reading

Dog Propelled Carriage

Frenchman, Monsieur Huret invented a three-wheeled carriage propelled by dogs running in treadmills in the rear wheels in 1885. Continue reading

Vehicle Seat Belt Patented

American inventor E.J. Claghorn patented the vehicular seat belt in 1885 designed to restrain passengers while moving at high speeds. Continue reading

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (/pæˈskæl, pɑːˈskɑːl/; French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. Continue reading

Egyptian Tomb Painting Display an Animal Yoke

Egyptian tomb paintings depict a yoke animal harness dating back to 2000 BCE. Continue reading

Inverted Tee Railroad Track

English engineer, Charles Vignoles invented the modern inverted T iron railroad track in 1835. Continue reading

Horse-Drawn Omnibus Service in France

Horse-drawn omnibus service was offered in Paris, France at the encouragement of Blaise Pascal in 1662. Continue reading

Italy Constructs Funicular Railway Trams

A funicular railway tram powered by twin 45 horsepower steam engines was constructed in 1879-80 bringing passengers up the mountainside Continue reading

Mesopotamia Domesticated Oxen for Agricultural Use

Early Mesopotamians domesticated ox and wild ass for agricultural work circa 3000 BCE. Continue reading

Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir

Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir (12 January 1822 – 4 August 1900) was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1858. Continue reading