Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, is assassinated in Geneva, cheerleading is born in a final of the American Football teams at the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University, and the Spanish-American War begins. We write the year 1898.
In tranquil Augsburg, Johann Josef Keller and Jakob Knappich found an acetylene plant for lighting. This year, exactly this company is celebrating its 120th birthday under the name KUKA, the former telegram abbreviation for “Keller und Knappich Augsburg”. The road from the street lighting plant to a global automation specialist was long, and over and over again the company has reinvented itself over the past decades (To see the English subtitles, please click on the icon to the left of the gear symbol in the video below):
All information about the anniversary and 120 years of KUKA can be found here: