September 16, 1889, is the birthdate of “Mercedes” Adrienne Manuela Ramona Jellinek, the namesake of Mercedes-Benz cars. Even though her father’s involvement with the car's manufacturer, Daimler, ended before World War I, the company maintained the name for its line of cars. Thus, the quintessential German car, whose 770 luxury model was the auto of choice for the very pinnacle of the Nazi hierarchy,...