April 7, 1947- Henry Ford dies

Henry Ford passed away at age 83 on this day in 1947 at his estate in Dearborn, Michigan. The cause of death being a cerebral hemorrhage. Henry’s professional life began as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company, where he started working in 1891. After a promotion in 1893, he found himself with enough time and money to begin experimenting with automobiles and gas engines. In 1896 his work led to the development of the quadricycle. This led to the founding Ford Motor Company in 1903, but only after his first two car companies failed. His success can be largely attributed to the Ford Model T, which revolutionized how people move.

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