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September 29, 1913 – The mysterious disappearance of Rudolph Diesel
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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 with an aunt an uncle in Augsburg, Germany, a trip that would forever change his life's path. A life that ended under very strange circumstances. Diesel's first experimental engine from 1893 After becoming fluent in German and developing an extreme interest in math, thanks to sitting in on his uncle’s class, Rudolph decided to stay in Augsburg to study engineering. He would go on to land a scholarship to the Royal Bavarian Polytechnic of Munich. After graduating in January of 1880 with the highest educational honors in his class, Rudolph began to work under a former professor, Carl von Linde, in Paris. As a team they de...

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