Today in Michigan History

July 30, 1863

Henry Ford was born.

Born on a farm in Dearborn, Henry Ford disliked farm work and moved as a teenager to Detroit, where he held an assortment of jobs. He also tinkered with engines. In July 1896, Ford introduced his horseless carriage to the world. Within a decade Ford’s Model T was quickly becoming the automobile that—as the Ford Motor Company boasts—put America on wheels.

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