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Business History for the Week of June 4-8

Business history is filled with inventions, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. We like to start Monday with a little motivation fueled by the past as we look to the week ahead. June 4, 1896 – Henry Ford unveiled the “Quadricycle,” the first automobile he ever designed or drove. It had two driving speeds, no brakes, very basic steering ability— and a doorbell button as a horn. At top speed of 20 miles per hour, Ford raced into business history! June 5, 1947 – U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines “The Marshall Plan,” a program intended to assist European nations, including
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Business History News for Week of May 28th – June 1st

In business you build upon past successes as well as innovation. Here is a look at this week in history and what achievements promoted business growth then.   May 28th   opening of Great Western Railway from Goderich to Fort Erie, Ontario, 1858 discovery by Albert Rogers of the (Rogers) pass which gave the Canadian Pacific Railway a viable route through the Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia, 1881 launch of Canada’s first commercial electric railway in Windsor, 1886 presentation of On with the Show, first all-color talking movie in New York, 1929 founding of Volkswagen Motors, 1937 presentation of Melody,
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