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This day in 1871 Frederick E. Searle, head of the Henry Ford Trade School born – Westfield MA.

Frederick E. Searle Born

August 1

This day in 1871 Frederick E. Searle, head of the Henry Ford Trade School born – Westfield MA.

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This day in 1900 the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded by Harvey Firestone, Sr.

Firestone Tire & Rubber Compay Founded

August 3

This day in 1900 the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded by Harvey Firestone, Sr.

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

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

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

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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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”

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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This day in 1896 Henry Ford meets Thomas Edison at the Edison Convention in N.Y. , N.Y.

Henry Ford Meets Thomas Edison

August 12

This day in 1896 Henry Ford meets Thomas Edison at the Edison Convention in N.Y. , N.Y.

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This day in 1867 sister of Henry Ford, Margaret, is born.

Margaret Ford Born

August 14

This day in 1867 sister of Henry Ford, Margaret, is born.

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This day in 1899 Henry Ford quits the Edison Illuminating Company to join the Detroit Automobile Company.

Henry Ford Quits Edison Illuminating Co.

August 15

This day in 1899 Henry Ford quits the Edison Illuminating Company to join the Detroit Automobile Company.

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This day in 1904 Ford Motor Company Canada is formed.

Ford Motor Company Canada Formed

August 17

This day in 1904 Ford Motor Company Canada is formed.

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This day in 1972 Frederick E. Searle of the Henry Ford Trade School dies.

Frederick E. Searle Dies

August 19

This day in 1972 Frederick E. Searle of the Henry Ford Trade School dies.

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This day in 1902 Henry Ford and Alexander Malcomson company partnership is formed

Partnership with Alexander Malcomson Co. Formed

August 20

This day in 1902 Henry Ford and Alexander Malcomson company partnership is formed

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This day in 1915 Harry H. Bennett joins the Ford Motor Company

Harry Bennett Joins the Ford Motor Co.

August 23

This day in 1915 Harry H. Bennett joins the Ford Motor Company

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This day in 1872 James J. Couzens is born.  He becomes Ford Motor Company’s business manager and stockholder.

James J. Couzens Born

August 26

This day in 1872 James J. Couzens is born.  He becomes Ford Motor Company’s business manager and stockholder.

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This day in 1916 the first Ford, Firestone, Edison, Burroughs camping trip begins.

Vagabonds First Camping Trip

August 28

This day in 1916 the first Ford, Firestone, Edison, Burroughs camping trip begins.

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This day in 1946 Henry Ford II gives the first post world war II car to President Truman.

President Truman Gets a Car

August 29

This day in 1946 Henry Ford II gives the first post world war II car to President Truman.

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