On this day: March 25

POSTED: 04:26 PM PDT Mar 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 24, 2014 

The Scottsboro Boys are arrested, John and Yoko take to bed, a New York City nightclub fire kills 87, and mad cow disease halts British beef exports, all on this day.

OTD March 25 - Mercedes 35hp
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1901: The Mercedes is introduced by Daimler at the five-day "Week of Nice" races in Nice, France. The car, named after the daughter of businessman Emile Jellinek, dominated the field and reached speeds of more than 86 kilometers per hour. Jellinek inspired the new four-cylinder car when he offered to buy an unprecedented 30 cars from Daimler if they could create a model with a more powerful engine and name it after his daughter.

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