Today in History–July 30–the Library of Congress features automobile magnate Henry Ford, born on this date in 1863 in Dearborn, Michigan. When incorporating his company in 1903, Ford proclaimed, “I will build a car for the great multitude.” Ford made good on that proclamation, selling more than 15 million Model T cars in the United States alone. Learn more about the man who revolutionized the manufacturing industry by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to learn more about Ford from a variety of primary sources.
Automobile Manufacturer Henry Ford Was Born from America’s Library
Will Rogers nominates Henry Ford for President (speech, audio recording)