January 29th 1886 - Carl Benz receives patent for the first gas-powered car


January 29th 1886: The engineer Carl Benz is awarded the patent for the first gas-powered car and triggers a revolutionary technological development worldwide. Within a few years the car is the number one form of transportation. Not only in urban transportation, but also as a private means of transport, it soon replaces the non-motorized competition and creates a new self-confidence in modern industrial societies. The development was accompanied by other inventions, including using cars for sport. During the imperial era car races already were a popular discipline, also enjoyed by Wilhelm II. Benzs invention was groundbreaking in every way and has remained so to this day.

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