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Automobile: From Obscure Invention to War Tool

Contrary to popular belief, the automobile has been around for more than a century. The vehicles just didn’t become practical until about 100 years ago. The first automobile was developed in the 18th century and was steam powered. In the 19th century, the first hydrogen-powered car was invented and the first electric one was developed. […]

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Women Behind the Wheel: The Freedom of Driving

The stereotype is that women drivers are bad drivers. This stereotype no doubt got its start in the early days of the 20th century when motoring was thought of as a male pursuit. Some pioneering women thought it was all nonsense. A woman could operate an automobile just as well as a man. Women were […]

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