George Henry Corliss
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|Corliss Steam Engine
|George Henry Corliss is born the second child of Dr Hiram and Susan (Sheldon) Corliss, in Easton, New York.
|At the center of the Machinery Hall, US Grant and Emperor Pedro II of Brazil turn on the Corliss Engine. The 45 ft (14 m) tall steam engine with a 30 ft (9.1 m) flywheel, powered 800 machines across the Exposition via a system of shafts in tunnels.
|An Italian Villa style house is built for inventor George Corliss, 1879-1882. The mansion features central heating, rudimentary air conditioning, internal wall piping, extensive indoor plumbing and a hydraulic elevator.
|George Henry Corliss dies. He is buried at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, with his second wife Emily.
|Swan Point Cemetery
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