On this day…in 1902

On this day in 1902, German automaker Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) first registers “Mercedes” as a brand name…the name will gain full legal protection the next September. Mechanical engineer Gottlieb Daimler sold his first luxury gasoline-powered automobile to the sultan of Morocco in 1899; a year later, he formed DMG in his hometown of Cannstatt, Germany. Emil … [Read the full story]

Meet Hitlers grandson

Philippe Loret and his six siblings were sitting around the dining room table chatting about everyday things when their father, Jean-Marie, broke the news. “Suddenly my father said, ‘Kids, I’ve got something to tell you. Your grandfather is Adolf Hitler’, ” explains Philippe. “There was stunned silence as no one knew what to say. We didn’t … [Read the full story]