Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir builds a horseless carriage that uses an internal combustion engine that can reach speed of 3 mph).
Nicholaus August Otto
develops an improved internal combustion engine.
Julius Hock builds the first internal combustion engine that runs on liquid gasoline.
Nikolaus Otto builds the four-cycle internal combustion engine, the prototype for modern car engines.
August 21 1879
George Baldwin files for the first U.S. patent for an automobile - well, actually a wagon fitted with an internal combustion engine.
September 5 1885
The first gasoline pump is installed in Fort Wayne.
builds a three-wheel automobile powered by a gasoline engine. the worlds first motorbike uses one of his internal combustion engines to build the worlds first motorbike.
builds his first automobile in Michigan.
uses his internal combustion engine to build a four-wheel vehicle, considered the first modern automobile.