1895

  • 18 March 1895
  • The world's first motor-powered omnibus, commissioned on 19 December 1894 and manufactured by Benz & Co. in Mannheim, goes into service between the small towns of Siegen, Netphen and Deuz. However, adverse weather conditions and technical problems lead to the service being discontinued in December 1895.
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  • 2 November 1895
  • The first motor car race in the USA takes place over a distance of 92 miles in the state of Illinois from Chicago to Waukegan and back. Of the two competitors, only Oscar Mueller – in a Benz – completes the race.
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  • 21 November 1895
  • Henry Lawson takes an active role in the conversion of Daimler Motor Syndicate, Ltd., founded by Frederick R. Simms in May 1893, into the British Motor Syndicate, Ltd. with capital of £150,000. The new company acquires the British Daimler and Maybach patents for 350,000 Marks. Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach return to Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft on 8 November, thereby fulfilling one of the conditions for the transaction set by Frederick R. Simms.
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  • 21 December 1895
  • Delivery of the 1000th Daimler engine and the return of Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach to DMG on 8 November are celebrated with a ceremony in Daimler's garden.
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