May 26, 1927 – The 15 millionth Ford Model T

Henry Ford and his son Edsel drove the 15 millionth Model T out of Ford’s Highland Park, Michigan, factory on this day in 1927, marking the last day of production for the car that changed how the world moved. The Model T, or “Tin Lizzie” as it was affectionately

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May 24, 2010 – Hummer shuts down

On this day in 2010, rugged off-road and military automaker Hummer went defunct. The origins of the civilian Hummer can be traced to 1979 when the US Army put out word that they were seeking a “High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle,” or HMMWV. AM General designed a vehicle that

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May 22, 1906 – Wrights receive a flying machine patent

On this day in 1906, brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright received their first patent related to their “flying machine.”  They originally filed for the patent prior to their first powered flight, which took place on December 17, 1903, a few miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. After their

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May 19, 1903 – Buick is Founded

On this day in 1903 the Buick Motor Company was founded as a subdivision of Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company, which started business in 1899 manufacturing internal combustion engines. The first Buick to go on sale to the public was the Model B, which was launched in 1904 with

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