October 15, 1924 – Automotive icon Lee Iacocca is born
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Ford Motor Co. President Lee A. Iacocca, leaning against a Ford Mustang. (Photo by John Olson/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)

October 15, 1924 – Automotive icon Lee Iacocca is born

On this day in 1924 Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca, one of the most influential men in modern American automotive history, was born. The automotive hall of famer was responsible for…

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October 11, 1928 – Long name, fast driver
12 Dec 1954, Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas --- Original caption: The Marquis de Portago of Spain sits in his three liter Ferrari after winning the 30 lap, 105 mile auto race at Windsor Field Course. The following day the Marquis placed second in the 210 mile Nassau Trophy Race, while America's Matsen Gregory of St. Louis, Mo., won; and the Baron Huschke von Hanstein of Germany came in third. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

October 11, 1928 – Long name, fast driver

Alfonso Antonio Vicente Eduardo Angel Blas Francisco de Borja Cabeza de Vaca y Leighton, Marquis of Portago, better known as Alfonso de Portago, was a Ferrari race car driver, Olympic…

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September 29, 1913 – The mysterious disappearance of Rudolph Diesel
GERMANY - JUNE 06: In 1892 Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913) patented a design for a new type of internal combustion engine. In 1897 he produced a 25 horsepower, four-stroke, single vertical cylinder compression engine, the high efficiency of which, together with its comparative simplicity of design, made it an immediate commercial success. Subsequent royalty fees brought great wealth to its inventor. He was lost overboard from the mail steamer 'Dresden' during a trip to London in 1913 and was assumed to have drowned. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

September 29, 1913 – The mysterious disappearance of Rudolph Diesel

In 1870, at the age of 12, Rudolf Diesel and his family fled Paris for London due to the Franco-Prussian war. Before the conflict ended Rudolph was sent to stay…

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