On this day in 1900, the first "Mercedes" was delivered to Emil Jellinek. He had commissioned 36 vehicles from a fledgling German automaker and one of his stipulations was that the car be named for his daughter, Mercedes! You can read the whole story on History.com.

On a related note, on this day in 19-something, I was born! We've been linked since the beginning - Mercedes & Me!

December 22, 2014 at 9:55 am by Jesse Cannon-Wallace
Category: Mercedes History