Profession: Engineer Known as the Father of Railways
Why Famous: Stephenson was a British engineer credited with building the first railway line (1825), a miner's safety lamp (1815), and improving the design and efficiency of locomotives, the most notable of which being the "Blucher" (1814) and the "Rocket" (1829).
- 1814-07-25 English engineer George Stephenson introduces his first steam locomotive, a travelling engine designed for hauling coal on the Killingworth wagonway named Blücher
- 1825-09-27 George Stephenson's "Locomotion No. 1" becomes the 1st steam locomotive to carry passengers on a public rail line, the Stockton and Darlington Railway in England