First coal-fired electric generating station supplies household electricity.
Asphalt pavement for roads are made from processing crude oil.
Thomas Midgley, Jr. uses tetraethyl lead as an antiknock additive in gasoline.
The American B. F. Goodrich firm introduces the first tubeless tires.
First silicon-based solar battery is developed at Bell Labs.
Unleaded fuels introduced; the phase-out of lead in gas begins.
Lithium-ion batteries are popular for cellular phones and laptop computers.