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May 2023

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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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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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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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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