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August 12, 1888

Bertha Benz drives round trip from Mannheim to Pforzheim in the first long distance automobile trip.

Bertha Benz was a German automotive pioneer. She was the business partner and wife of automobile inventor Karl Benz. In 1888, she was the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance.

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