The first car accident occurred in 1896!

…the grounds of Crystal Palace in London and while the driver was reported to be doing 4 mph, witnesses described her at being hit by a car traveling at “tremendous speed”. She died minutes later of head injuries. Car was owned by the Anglo-French Motor Car (Roger-Benz) Company who were offering demonstration rides to the public. At the time of the crash, the car was being driven by Arthur Edsell )an employee of the company). He had…

In 1959 Volvo invented a 3 point seat belt and gave free license to all car manufacturers

…manity during the hundred years from 1885 to 1985. “The decision to release the three point seat belt patent was visionary and in line with Volvo’s guiding principle of safety,” says Alan Desselss, managing director of Volvo Car Australia. “It’s why we like to say there’s a little bit of Volvo in every car.” The first legislation came from Victoria, which was the first state worldwide to draw up legislation in 1970…

BMW manufactured airplanes

…eering director Friz on aircraft engines. After one year the current BMW logo was made. It was based on the circular design of an aircraft propeller. The year of 1928 marks the beginning in terms of the BMW car. BMW buys the car factory at Eisenach/Thuringia and with it the license to build a small car called the Dixi 3/15. The BMW Dixi was the competition for the Austin 7. The BMW Dixi DA/1 (DA standing for Deutsche Ausfuhrung) is essentially…

After WWII German Volkswagen was controlled by British Army

…its car industry lay in ruins. In August 1945 the British Army sent a major called Ivan Hirst to take control of the giant Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, which had been built under the Nazis to produce ‘people’s cars’ for the German masses. Ivan Hirst Ignoring his sceptical superiors, Hirst could see the potential amid the shattered debris of the Wolfsburg factory. Rebuilding Volkswagen, he thought, would be a step towards…

Content timeline

…e unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb 19… 1922 AD 1923 AD Bulletproof vest demonstration The human fly 1924 AD 1925 AD Can you here me? Floating in a rubber suit in San Francisco… 1926 AD 1929 AD A man trying to sell his car after losing … Christmas dinner during the Great Depressi… 1930 AD 1931 AD Al Capones soup kitchen Unknown man during the Great Depression 1932 AD 1933 AD Benjamin The headquarters of Mussolini and the Ital… 1934…

Top richest USA Presidents of all time

…ent’s salary was $25,000 which is equal to $673,000 in today’s adjusted dollars. In 1873, the salary was increased to $50,000 which is worth $992,000 today. In 1909 it was bumped to $75,000 ($1.9 million), then in 1949 it was raised to $100,000 ($967,000) and then in 1969 the salary was set at $200,000 ($1.2 million). A final perk of being President is that once you leave office, you are paid an annual pension of $199,000. You are…