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This day in 1907 The Ford Manufacturing Company becomes part of the Ford Motor Company.

Ford Manufacturing Joins Ford Motor Co.

May 1

This day in 1907 The Ford Manufacturing Company becomes part of the Ford Motor Company.

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This day in 1918 construction begins of the 1st Ford Eagle Boat at the future Rouge plant.

Eagle Boat Construction Begins

May 7

This day in 1918 construction begins of the 1st Ford Eagle Boat at the future Rouge plant.

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This day in 1926 Lt. Commander Richard E. Byrd flies over the North Pole in “Josephine Ford” – a Fokker Trimotor.

Byrd Flies Over North Pole

May 8

This day in 1926 Lt. Commander Richard E. Byrd flies over the North Pole in “Josephine Ford” – a Fokker Trimotor.

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This day in 1919 the Chicago Tribune vs. Henry Ford trial begins in Mt. Clemens, MI.  Paper had called him an “ignorant idealist”

Chicago Tribune vs. Henry Ford Trial Begins

May 12

This day in 1919 the Chicago Tribune vs. Henry Ford trial begins in Mt. Clemens, MI.  Paper had called him an “ignorant idealist”

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This day in 1913 Charles W. Avery assembly line designer and manager of Ford’s Village Industries dies.

Charles W. Avery Dies

May 13

This day in 1913 Charles W. Avery assembly line designer and manager of Ford’s Village Industries dies.

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This day in 1942 production of the B-24 Bomber begins at Willow Run.

B-24 Bomber Begins Production

May 14

This day in 1942 production of the B-24 Bomber begins at Willow Run.

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This day in 1936 the reconstructed Ford Rotunda opens to the public in Dearborn.

Reconstructed Ford Rotunda Opens

May 16

This day in 1936 the reconstructed Ford Rotunda opens to the public in Dearborn.

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This day in 1920 3 year old Henry Ford II lights blast furnace at the Rouge Plant.  This day in 1868 Horace E. Dodge is born.

Henry Ford II Lights Blast Furnace

May 17

This day in 1920 3 year old Henry Ford II lights blast furnace at the Rouge Plant.  This day in 1868 Horace E. Dodge is born.

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This day in 1956 the first public meeting of the Ford Motor Company stockholders is held in a tent adjacent to the Rotunda.

Ford Motro Co. Stockholders Meet

May 24

This day in 1956 the first public meeting of the Ford Motor Company stockholders is held in a tent adjacent to the Rotunda.

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This day in 1945 the US Government gives auto industry permission to resume civilian auto production.

Permission to Resume Civilian Auto Production

May 25

This day in 1945 the US Government gives auto industry permission to resume civilian auto production.

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This day in 1943 Edsel Ford I dies at Grosse Pointe Shores at the age of 49.  This day in 1927 the 15th Million Model T […]

Edsel Ford I Dies

May 26

This day in 1943 Edsel Ford I dies at Grosse Pointe Shores at the age of 49.  This day in 1927 the 15th Million Model T […]

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This day in 1943 Edsel Ford I is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Edsel Ford I is Buried

May 28

This day in 1943 Edsel Ford I is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

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This day in 1892 Ernest C. Kanzier, Edsel Ford’s brother-in-law and Ford Motor Company V.P., wrote a memorandum to Henry Ford detailing his reasoning for replacing the […]

Ernest C. Kanzier is Born

May 29

This day in 1892 Ernest C. Kanzier, Edsel Ford’s brother-in-law and Ford Motor Company V.P., wrote a memorandum to Henry Ford detailing his reasoning for replacing the […]

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This day in 1893 Henry and Clara Ford move to 570 (now 2032) E. Forest Street in Detroit. (Edsel Ford I birth place).

Ford’s move to Forest Street

May 30

This day in 1893 Henry and Clara Ford move to 570 (now 2032) E. Forest Street in Detroit. (Edsel Ford I birth place).

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This day in 1946 Henry Ford appears at the National Automobile Golden Jubilee in Detroit.

1946 National Automobile Golden Jubilee

May 31

This day in 1946 Henry Ford appears at the National Automobile Golden Jubilee in Detroit.