Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Real Deal History (T or F) #3

Henry Ford

In this new series you will learn more about historical figures than many textbooks care to acknowledge. Third in line is Henry Ford. These five statements below are either true or false. Before you let your fingers run to Google, try answering these questions by yourself. Answers will be posted in a few days  Have fun and prepare to have your eyes opened.

1. Henry Ford was the first industrial giant to give his workers both Saturday and Sunday off, in hope that it would encourage more leisure use of automobiles, and thus popularizing the idea of the "weekend".

2. Ford was awarded Hitler's Grand Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle. 

3. Henry Ford made his suppliers of parts deliver the items in very specific wood crates. Ford Company would then disassemble the crates and use the wood in their autos.

4. Ford did not invent the automobile.

5. Henry Ford died in 1947 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Only the fifth "fact" is false.
Henry Ford died in 1947 of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 83.

Bonus Ford fact: Henry Ford is the only American mentioned in Hitler's Mein Kampf.


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