Karl Friedrich Benz was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine, and together with Bertha Benz, pioneering founder of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
125 years ago, in August 1888, Bertha Benz, wife of German engineer Karl Benz, made history when she became the first person to complete a long-distance trip by automobile. The trip helped popularize Karl Benz’s latest invention—and likely saved him from professional and financial ruin. Read about the world’s first road trip. http://www.history.com/news/bertha-benz-hits-the-road-125-years-ago?cmpid=Social_Facebook_Hith_08052013_1
Gottlieb Daimler (1834) was a German engineer, industrial designer and inventor. Together with his lifelong business partner Wilhelm Maybach his goal was to create small, high-speed engines to be mounted in any kind of locomotion device. In 1890 they founded Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, in 1890 they sold their first automobile. In 1924 the DMG management signed a long term co-operation agreement with Karl Benz's Benz & Cie. and in 1926 the two companies merged to become Daimler-Benz AG.
This is one of the first models that came out during the 1890s that resembles nothing like our cars now, but was one of the simple pleasures that people in the 1890s wanted and made anyone a happy person if purchased.
Who missed the TITANIC? Guglielmo Marconi: The Italian inventor, wireless telegraphy pioneer and winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics was offered free passage on Titanic but had taken the Lusitania three days earlier. As his daughter Degna later explained, he had paperwork to do and preferred the public stenographer aboard that vessel.
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, ForMemRS, (April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947) was a German physicist who discovered quantum physics, initiating a revolution in natural science and philosophy. He is regarded as the founder of quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.