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  • Jul 30, 2013
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Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company and the man that is widely considered to have put America on wheels, would have been 150 years young today. Naturally, there are celebrations at Ford's Dearborn headquarters, and the state of Michigan has declared today, July 30, 2013, Henry Ford Day.

While Ford's flaws are well documented, his institution of the moving assembly line and $5 work day were largely responsible for the middle class explosion in Detroit during the 1910s and 1920s, while vertical integration in his production contributed even further to the affordability of Ford's products. Ford's company was also a key component of the Arsenal of Democracy, with the company's Willow Run Assembly Plant one of the crown jewels of war-time production.

Besides celebrations in Michigan, Ford facilities around the globe are celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founder's birth. Ford's German outlet is holding five road rallies over the course of 2013, while 21 markets in the Asia Pacific region have converted showrooms into displays celebrating Ford's history, as part of Ford Heritage month. There will be more celebrations in the coming months, as well.

Have a look through the gallery above for lots of historical photos of Henry Ford, as well as celebrations taking place in other parts of the world.


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      the.fog
      • 1 Year Ago
      A great man.
        VL00
        • 1 Year Ago
        @the.fog
        Uhh, a deeply flawed man, who had some good ideas.
      FRD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anyone know how many Fords have been built to date?
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Happy Birthday Henry!
      postpast
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford was not an anti Semite. \"The International Jew\" was a worldwide best seller which stated facts about the power held by Jewish elites. It was not anti Jew and was an important look at the Jewish Question.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @postpast
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          VL00
          • 1 Year Ago
          He setup his own publication when others refused to print his rants. Stop trying to play it down.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @postpast
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      churchmotor
      • 1 Year Ago
      I doubt the Jewish people are celebrating him.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      SM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did he blame the Jews for My Ford Touch?
      lbmx13
      • 1 Year Ago
      And - if you knew a little more about his life - he was a very hard-working self made man. Read his bio and see.
      lbmx13
      • 1 Year Ago
      Funny - None of you have anything GOOD to say about the man who revolutionized the auto industry and made cars affordable for regular folks? Do you not know or you just don't care? If it wasn't for him, half of us might not be driving today !
      yahoo_user
      • 1 Year Ago
      They all dressed so nice back then
      lbmx13
      • 1 Year Ago
      Besides - I have MyFord Touch and I love it. Perhaps you don't have it - Jealous? I love my new Edge it is the most comfortable car I have ever had and technology is way cool!!!!
      hockeyman747
      • 1 Year Ago
      Henry, I imagine you are spending the day with your BFF Hitler...you two stay out of trouble now :) Happy b-day
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