Death of Richard Lovell Edgeworth
Death of James Watt.
Death of James Keir in West Bromwich. Introduction of the Jacquard loom into the Coventry silk weaving industry.
Establishment of the Birmingham Female Society for the Relief of Female Slaves.
Chance Brothers took over the glass firm of Thomas Shutt and Partners in Smethwick and gradually built up a huge business for the manufacture of sheet, optical and plate glass.
Stephenson's Rocket was built