3 July 1938: Mallard Became the Fastest Steam Locomotive

The record set by the LNER’s Mallard locomotive on 3 July 1938 looks set to remain unbroken well into the future.

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2 July 1900: First Flight of a Zeppelin Airship

On 2 July 1900 the first rigid airship built by Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin flew over Lake Constance in Southern Germany. Although the test was not a complete success, it marked the start of a new era in powered flight.

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6 March 1900: Death of Gottlieb Daimler, German Engineer

Gottlieb Daimler was born in Schorndorf, Württemberg on 17 March 1834. He trained as a gunsmith but had a fascination with engineering from an early age. After studying at the Stuttgart Polytechnic Institute he began a career in engineering. Read the full biography page of Gottlieb Daimler.

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