While Faraday was working on glass, he never did give up his passion for other areas of science. He continued to publish his experimental work on optics and electromagnetism. He also spoke with various other scientists that he met while working alongside Davy. Sadly, Humphry Davy would pass away in 1831. However, this left open a huge opportunity for Faraday.
Without Davy, the Royal Society would need someone like Michael Faraday to take over as one of their top scientists. Since he was taught so much by Davy anyway and had some impressive work to his credit, it only made sense to use him more. This was when Faraday began working mostly with electromagnetism again.
It was during this point that he discovered electromagnetic induction. He’d do so, according to his personal diary, on October 28, 1831. He claimed he was “making many experiments with the great magnet of the Royal Society” when discovering it, which is key to remember. As anyone could recall, he did not reference others when he invented the motor. Even though this was his diary, Faraday was quick to mention credit so he never made the same mistake twice.