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This day in 1908 the Model T is officially introduced.

Model T Introduced

October 1

This day in 1908 the Model T is officially introduced.

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This day in 1916 the Henry Ford Trade School is opened.  This day in 1841 John Gray, first president of the Ford Motor Company, is born […]

Henry Ford Trade School

October 5

This day in 1916 the Henry Ford Trade School is opened.  This day in 1841 John Gray, first president of the Ford Motor Company, is born […]

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This day in 1939 the “Mercury” automobile is announced.

Mercury

October 6

This day in 1939 the “Mercury” automobile is announced.

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This day in 1943 Igor Sikorsky donates his 1st helicopter to Henry Ford and lands on lawn of the Edison Institute Museum.

Helicopter Donated

October 7

This day in 1943 Igor Sikorsky donates his 1st helicopter to Henry Ford and lands on lawn of the Edison Institute Museum.

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This day in 1944 P. E. Martin, Ford Motor Company production manager, dies.

P. E. Martin Dies

October 8

This day in 1944 P. E. Martin, Ford Motor Company production manager, dies.

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This day in 1901 Henry Ford wins his first and only automobile race. (Grosse Pointe, Twp.,  MI)

Henry Ford Wins Automobile Race

October 10

This day in 1901 Henry Ford wins his first and only automobile race. (Grosse Pointe, Twp.,  MI)

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This day in 1915 James A. Couzens resigns as General manager from the Ford Motor Company.

James Couzens Resigns

October 12

This day in 1915 James A. Couzens resigns as General manager from the Ford Motor Company.

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This day in 1924 the Stout Plane Factory is completed at the Ford Motor Company.

Stout Plane Factory Completed

October 15

This day in 1924 the Stout Plane Factory is completed at the Ford Motor Company.

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This day in 1909 the land for the future Henry Ford Hospital is purchased.

Henry Ford Hospital

October 16

This day in 1909 the land for the future Henry Ford Hospital is purchased.

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This day in 1931 Thomas A. Edison dies at West Orange, NJ.

Thomas Edison Dies

October 18

This day in 1931 Thomas A. Edison dies at West Orange, NJ.

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This day in 1976 Eleanor Clay Ford dies.

Eleanor Clay Ford Dies

October 19

This day in 1976 Eleanor Clay Ford dies.

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This day in 1927 Henry Ford hand-stamps the first Model A engine to come off of the line.

First Model A Engine

October 20

This day in 1927 Henry Ford hand-stamps the first Model A engine to come off of the line.

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This day in 1929 the Edison Institute is dedicated on the 50th anniversary of the  invention of the electric light bulb.

Edison Institute Dedicated

October 21

This day in 1929 the Edison Institute is dedicated on the 50th anniversary of the  invention of the electric light bulb.

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This day in 1906 Henry Ford succeeds John S. Gray as President of the Ford Motor Company. This day in 1936 James J. Couzens dies.

Henry Ford becomes President

October 22

This day in 1906 Henry Ford succeeds John S. Gray as President of the Ford Motor Company. This day in 1936 James J. Couzens dies.

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This day in 1934 Jeannette Picard reaches 37,975 feet  leaving Ford Airport, setting the woman’s world altitude record.

Jennette Picard

October 23

This day in 1934 Jeannette Picard reaches 37,975 feet  leaving Ford Airport, setting the woman’s world altitude record.

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This day in 1902 Barney Oldfield wins the “Manufacture’s Challenge Cup” driving “999” in race at Grosse Pointe.  This day in 1864 John F. Dodge born.

Barnney Oldfield Wins Cup

October 25

This day in 1902 Barney Oldfield wins the “Manufacture’s Challenge Cup” driving “999” in race at Grosse Pointe.  This day in 1864 John F. Dodge born.

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Today in 1946 the mooring mast at the Ford Airport is dismantled.

Mooring Mast Dismantled

October 26

Today in 1946 the mooring mast at the Ford Airport is dismantled.

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This day in 1929 the New York Stock Exchange crashes leading to the Great Depression.

Stock Market Crash

October 29

This day in 1929 the New York Stock Exchange crashes leading to the Great Depression.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN – This day in 1917 court orders special dividend be paid to all stockholders in Dodge Brothers lawsuit.

Dodge Brothers Lawsuit

October 31

HAPPY HALLOWEEN – This day in 1917 court orders special dividend be paid to all stockholders in Dodge Brothers lawsuit.