Tuesday 1st August 1922
Hungarian inventor of the carburettor for the stationary engine, Donát Bánki (63) died. The invention of the carburettor helped the development of automobiles, as previously no method was known to correctly mix the fuel and air for engines. Some sources say that the idea of the carburettor came from a flower girl. One evening, Bánki saw her while walking home from the Budapest Technical University. She was sprinkling water onto her flowers by blowing spray from her mouth.