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Events 1 - 21 of 21
1897-08-21 - Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division
1908-09-16 - Carriage-maker, William Durant, founded General Motors Corp
1908-09-16 - William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc
1918-05-02 - General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
1929-03-17 - General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
1937-02-11 - 44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Mich ends
1938-01-19 - General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines
1945-11-21 - General Motors workers go on strike
1950-03-13 - General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)
1952-06-02 - Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
1955-12-31 - The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over $1 billion USD in a year.
1968-03-16 - General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
1977-09-13 - General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)
1981-01-01 - Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
1991-10-22 - General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion
1991-12-18 - General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
1992-11-17 - Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
1995-11-05 - 1st NBA game at General Motors Place, Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minn Timberwolves 100-98 in OT
1998-06-05 - A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
2009-06-01 - General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
2012-08-05 - General Motors signs a record breaking $559 million marketing deal with Manchester United
Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4
1875-05-23 - Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)
1890-07-18 - Charles Wilson, Pres of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
1893-08-15 - Harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8)
1925-07-12 - Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors)
Deaths 1 - 2 of 2