Today I am going to talk about the fellow who invented a great engine of a type that is used world wide still today. This fellow's name is Rudolf Diesel and with a name like that I bet you can guess what he invented. No, he didn't write the book about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. His first name is spelled differently. He invented the Diesel engine. Diesel engines are a real workhorse. I have a Caterpillar Diesel in the rear of my motorhome and it is a great engine.
Mr. Diesel patented his engine design on February 28th, 1892. I would have to say that his invention actually changed the world. Too bad that when he was on a ship traveling to England for the ground breaking of a new diesel engine plant, he fell or was pushed off the ship. There were rumors that it was not an accident. Of course, we will never know. Now, you all have a great day, you hear?