Yet another fun Doodle from google.
Richard Trevithick 240th birthday is the highlight for today…
Trevithick was the guy that fine tuned the steam engine creating the “high pressure” version. Richard Trevithick was not the inventor of the steam engine but his high pressure system allows a engine to be put on wheels and a frame. Trevithick created the first transportable powered engine, a steam train with power!
Its a great read about him here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Trevithick
And the full history here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_engine