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Ferdinand Porsche's P1 model car.

Ferdinand Porsche’s First Car Was Electric

The first car designed and built by Ferdinand Porsche—an electric vehicle from 1898—was recently uncovered in an Austrian garage after more than a century.

Replica Benz Patent-Motorwagen No. 3, similar to the one Bertha Benz drove in August 1888.

Bertha Benz Hits the Road, 125 Years Ago

The wife of an automotive pioneer made history when she set out on the world’s first road trip.

An early Morse telegraph machine

6 Things You May Not Know About Samuel Morse

As we celebrate the 175th anniversary of his landmark achievement, here are six things you may not know about the inventor of the telegraph.

Louis Daguerre

Louis Daguerre, Photo Pioneer Honored By Google: Interesting Facts

Explore the life of Louis Daguerre, whose birthday is celebrated in today’s Google Doodle.