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First bullet train in 1964 in Japan

The first bullet train was introduced in Japan in 1964. It traveled between Tokyo and Osaka with the average speed of 160km/h.

Portrait of Railroad Tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt

Shipping and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) was a self-made multi-millionaire who became one of the wealthiest Americans of the 19th century. As a boy, he worked with his father, who operated a boat that ferried cargo between Staten Island, New York, where they lived, and Manhattan.

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