100 Facts On Henry Ford  

Henry Ford is the one person who will always be remembered for revolutionizing the world of automobile. Today, we have a lot to thank Henry Ford. Here are some facts on Henry Ford that you may not have known earlier.

Facts On Henry Ford:

1863 Born July 30 in Greenfield Township, now Dearborn, Michigan. 1878 Ford contributed his first steam engine at the age of 15.
1879 Leaves family farm for Detroit to work in machine shops.
1888 Marries Clara Bryant moves to 80-acre farm in what is today Dearborn.
1891 Secures position as engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company; returns to Detroit.
1893 Edsel Bryant Ford, only child of Henry and Clara Ford, born. 1893 He built his first internal combustion engine, a small one-cylinder gasoline model.
1896 Completes his first automobile, the Quadricycle, and drives it through the streets of Detroit. It was the first horseless carriage that he actually built. It marked the starting point of Ford’s career as a businessman.
1899 Ends employment with the Edison to devote full attention to the manufacture of automobiles.
1899 Made chief engineer and partner in the newly formed Detroit Automobile Company
1901 Henry Ford Company organized with Ford as engineer. Ford resigns over dispute with bankers 1902 Henry Ford Company becomes the Cadillac Motor Car Co.
1903 Ford Motor Company is officially incorporated. Model A appears on the market in Detroit.
1908 Ford begins manufacturing the famous Model T. Each was sold for $ 850. Sturdy, reliable and easy to operate.
1910 Begins operations at factory in Highland Park, Michigan.
1913 Introduces first moving automobile assembly line at Highland Park manufacturing facility.
1914 Ford Motor Company' begins paying its workers $5.00 for an eight hour day1915 Ford builds Liberty airplane engines for the US Army.
1917 Begins construction of industrial facility on the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford Motor Co began producing trucks and tractors.
1918 Loses his bid for the U.S. Senate.
1919 Edsel B .Ford, son of Henry Ford, is named president of Ford Motor Company
1921 Ford Motor Company dominates auto production with 55 percent of industry's total output.
1925 Ford buys Stout Metal Airplane Company.
1926 Maiden flight of Ford’s Trimotor airplane.
1927 Transfers final assembly line from Highland Park plant to the Rouge.
1927 Production of the Model T ends, and the Model A is introduced.
1930 Ford winds up airplane division
1937 "Battle of the Overpass" occurs between Ford security staff and United Auto Workers union
1941 Ford Motor Company signs a contract with UAW.
1943 Edsel B. Ford dies at age 49.
1947 Henry Ford dies at age 83, at Fair Lane, his Dearborn, Michigan home

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