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August 2017

Detroit Automobile Company Founded

August 5

This day in 1899 Henry Ford’s first company, the Detroit Automobile Company is founded.

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Burt J. Craig Born

August 7

This day in 1885 Burt J. Craig, Ford Motor Company Controller (1925 – 1946) born in Detroit.

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Manufacturers Bank Founded

August 10

This day in 1933 Henry and Edsel Ford I founded Manufacturers Bank (Now a part of Comerica).

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Henry Ford’s First Airplane Ride

August 11

This day in 1927 Henry Ford gets his first airplane ride.  The Pilot is Charles A. Lindbergh and the plane is the “Spirit of St. Louis”

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