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“Welfare Capitalism”

On this day in 1914, Henry Ford announces a revolutionary wage scale of $5 per day, and reduces shifts from nine to eight hours. Against…

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Disneyland from Black Sunday to World Entertainment

On this day in 1955, Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens in grand and comic style. The $17 million theme park…

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Ford’s First Model A Is Ordered

On this day in 1903, the newly-minted Ford Motor Company takes its first order from Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning: an $850 two-cylinder Model A (original)…

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The Model T or Tin Lizzie

On this day in 1926, Henry and Edsel Ford roll the last production Model T off the line at the Highland Park assembly plant, the…

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The Enduring Blue Jeans are Born

On this day in 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are awarded a patent to create work pants reinforced…

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Model A to Today

On this day in 1903, the newly formed Ford Motor Company takes its first order from Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning: an $850 two-cylinder Model A…

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