PinkMonkey Online Study Guide-World History
19.5 Innovations in Transport and Communication
In 1875, Gustavus Swift invented refrigerator cars
which would keep vegetables and meat products fresh. Pullman built
the ’High Speed Train’ which is propelled by gas turbine engines.
A Modern Train
In 1880, Daimler and Benz made Gasoline engines.
The invention of the pneumatic tyre by J. B. Dunlop in 1888 was
significant. Henry Ford in the U.S. devised the car ’Model T’ which
was an affordable car.
In 1896, Samuel P. Langley and Otto Lilienthal
invented a flying steam-powered machine. The Wright Brothers flew
a motor-driven plane successfully in 1903. In 1919, Alcock and Brown
flew in a plane across the Atlantic. Charles Lindbergh flew from
Long Island in New York to Paris, alone in 1927. He is credited
to have performed the first solo nonstop journey across the Atlantic
The space shuttle Atlantis is launched
After the invention of rockets man has been able
to travel in space and reach the moon.