January 03, 2006

Today in Automotive History

1899 A Name For The Horseless Carriage

An editorial in the The New York Times made a reference to an "automobile" on this day. It was the first known use of the word.

How did the automobile get it's name? From Wikipedia:

The term is derived from Greek 'autos' (self) and Latin 'movére' (move), referring to the fact that it 'moves by itself'.
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