October 1: On This Day in History and Historical Events

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Who was Henry Ford and why he is famous

October 1st: Ford Puts Millions in the Driving Seat

Henry Ford’s Model T rolled off the assembly line on this day in automotive history, bringing affordable motoring to millions.

Event Date: October 1, 1908
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Hailed as “the car of the century,” the first Model T Ford rolled off the assembly line in Detroit, Michigan, on this day, bringing vehicle ownership to millions of people for the first time.

Who was Henry Ford and why he is famous?

Henry Ford was an American captain of industry and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.Wikipedia
  • Full Name: Henry Ford
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Ford Motor Company Founder
  • Born: July 30, 1863
  • Birthplace: Greenfield Township, Michigan, USA 
  • Star Sign: Leo
  • Died: April 7, 1947 (aged 83)
  • Cause of Death: Cancer

Henry Ford was Famous, because

Henry Ford introduced the Model T Ford automobile in October 1908, the world’s first mass-produced car. In producing an automobile for the middle classes instead of just for the wealthy, Henry Ford helped change American society forever.

Henry Ford and his Ford Car that made his famous
Image Source: gknugget.in

Historical Events happened on October 01 in history.

  • 1688  Prince Willem III of Orange accepts the invitation of taking up the British crown
  • 1814  Opening of the Congress of Vienna, which redrew Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1867  Karl Marx’ “Das Kapital” published
  • 1908  Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
  • 1988  Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, effectively head of state of the Soviet Union

I hope you enjoyed these historical events of October 01 from the history when happened.

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