Tu ne crois pas si bien dire. Voici quelques anniversaires très variés, sur seulement 15 jours d'avril !
Et c'est comme ça toute l'année, et cela recommence chaque année... avec des anniversaires différents !
C'est normal après tout, c'est la vie d'une entreprise commencée il y a 127 ans, ayant réuni jusqu'à 400 000 personnes (lors du rapprochement avec Chrysler).
Pardon, c'est en anglais...
1 April 1903 - 110 years ago: The Nice - La Turbie hillclimb ends in a one-two finish for the 60 hp Mercedes-Simplex models of Otto Hieronimus and Wilhelm Werner. However, victory is overshadowed by the death of the British driver Count Zborowski, who comes to grief in his 60 hp car at the same spot as Wilhelm Bauer three years earlier.
On 7 April Mercedes tastes success once again, this time in the mile race and record-breaking attempts on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
1 April 1983 - 30 years ago: Swiss-based NAW Nutzfahrzeuggesellschaft Arbon & Wetzikon AG begins business. In Arbon special vehicles are built which are based on Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty trucks, while the Wetzikon plant produces bus chassis using Daimler-Benz sub-assemblies.
1 April 1988 - 25 years ago: The length of the working week in Germany's metal-working industry is reduced by one hour to 37.5 hours. The monthly wage concept is introduced for employees at all Daimler-Benz AG plants, in place of the previous system of hourly pay.
1 April 1993 - 20 years ago: The length of the working week in the metalworking industry in West German states is reduced to 36 hours.
3/4 April 1993 - 20 years ago: Steve Parrish, driving a Mercedes-Benz 1450 S, wins both Class C runs in the race at Brands Hatch, UK, that kicks off the new truck racing season. Gérard Cuynet in a Mercedes-Benz 1733 S wins the second run in Class A.
5 April 1993 - 20 years ago: At a press conference in Detroit, Michigan/USA, Mercedes-Benz Board of Management Chairman Prof. Werner Niefer announces that in the course of the year the company will begin construction of a new passenger car plant in North America to produce a four-wheel-drive sports utility vehicle starting in 1997.
8 April 1993 - 20 years ago: Two-and-a-half years after the signing of the licence agreements with Russian bus maker AVTROKON, implementation enters its decisive phase. With Board of Management Chairman Prof. Werner Niefer in attendance, the first six SKD (semi knocked-down) O 303 buses are shipped to Russia from the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant. AVTROKON will invest DM 250 million in the project, including the assembly of initially 85 buses delivered as SKD vehicles and CKD parts kits to Golitsyno, Russia.
13/14 April 1983 - 30 years ago: In Bonn, in an exhibition entitled "Research, Development, Realisation" Daimler-Benz presents the current status and targeted developments in the fields of safety, energy saving, emission control and noise reduction. The displayed technologies include catalytic exhaust gas aftertreatment, indispensable if petrol engines are to meet future emission limits proposed by the Federal Environmental Agency.
14 April 1923 - 90 years ago: The Board of Management of Benz & Cie. in Mannheim gives the go-ahead for series production of the OB 2 four-cylinder pre-chamber diesel engine. The first units are ready for use by the end of August. The OB 2 is the first series-produced diesel engine for commercial vehicles.