Today in Siemens History

Historical Events

  • 1847-10-01 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
  • 1882-04-29 The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1816-12-13 E Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer/inventor
  • 1823-04-04 Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)
  • 1826-12-08 Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist
  • 1839-10-21 Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank)
  • 1911-01-29 Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

  • 1883-11-18 Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies
  • 1892-12-06 E Werner von Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens AG), dies at 75
  • 1901-10-23 Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank), dies
  • 1904-04-24 Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77
  • 1919-10-14 Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies
  • 1986-07-09 Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered