Profession: Ford Motor Company Founder
Why Famous: Henry Ford introduced the Model T Ford auto mobile in October 1908, the first mass produced car. It went on to sell over 15 million. Ford was able to achieve this by developing his car assembly line through mass production, the first significant industrialist to do so.
1888-04-11 - Industrialist Henry Ford (24) weds Clara Jane Bryant (22) in Greenfield Township, Michigan
Historical Events in the Life of Henry Ford
1893-12-24 - Henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor
1896-06-04 - Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
1903-06-16 - Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates
1906-10-22 - Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company
1908-08-12 - Henry Ford's company builds the first Model T car
1908-09-27 - Henry Ford's first Ford Model T automobile was leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
1908-10-01 - Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
1913-10-07 - Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line
1914-01-14 - Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T
1915-10-12 - Ford Motor Company under Henry Ford manufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile
1915-12-04 - Henry Ford's peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe 'to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas'
1919-01-01 - Edsel Ford succeeds his father, Henry Ford, as president of the Ford Motor Company.
1926-09-25 - Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week
1927-05-25 - Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford
1927-05-26 - Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie
1932-10-19 - Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech
1937-06-05 - Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week
1942-01-13 - Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies