A rendering of an omnibus in Paris. Photo via Wikiwand
If you think of a bus nowadays, many things may come to mind. It may be your mode of transportation or the annoying vehicle you don’t want to be stuck behind when it stops to let passengers on and off. However, when it was first invented in 1823, the idea was that it would be less money than a taxi and less tiring than walking. And it would be pulled by horses.
An omnibus in Berlin. Photo via Wikiwand
The first omnibus was seen in London in 1829. Photo via Wikiwand
Buses quickly caught on and they’ve evolved into the transportation system we know today, sans horses.