||Born July 30 in Greenfield Township, Michigan.
||Leaves family farm for Detroit to work in machine shops.
||Marries Clara Bryant of Greenfield Township and moves to 80-acre farm in what is today Dearborn.
||Secures position as engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company; returns to Detroit.
||Edsel Bryant Ford, only child of Henry and Clara Ford, born.
||Completes his first automobile, the Quadricycle, and drives it through the streets of Detroit.
||Ends eight years of employment with the Edison Illuminating Company to devote full attention to the many manufacture of automobiles. Made chief engineer and partner in the newly formed Detroit Automobile Company which produced only a few cars.
||Henry Ford Company organized with Ford as engineer. Ford resigns over dispute with bankers in 1902 and the company becomes the Cadillac Motor Car Co.
||Ford Motor Company is officially incorporated. Ford's first Model A appears on the market in Detroit.
||Ford begins manufacturing the famous Model T.
||Begins operations at factory in Highland Park, Michigan.
||Introduces first moving automobile assembly line at Highland Park.
||Announces his plan to share the Ford Motor Company's profits with workers, paying them $5.00 for an eight hour day.
||The Oscar II, Ford's "Peace Ship," sets sail for Norway on a pacifist expedition to end World War I.
||Begins construction of industrial facility on the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan.
||Loses his bid for the U.S. Senate.
||Edsel B . Ford, son of Henry Ford, is named president of Ford Motor Company
||Ford Motor Company dominates auto production with 55 percent of industry's total output.
||Focuses on air transportation and develops the Tri-Motor airplane.
||Transfers final assembly line from Highland Park plant to the Rouge. Production of the Model T ends, and the Model A is introduced.
||Dedicates his Edison Institute of Technology and Greenfield Village with a celebration of 50 years of the electric light.
||Builds first V-8 Ford car.
||Successfully resists first efforts to unionize workers at Ford plants.
||"Battle of the Overpass" occurs between Ford security staff and United Auto Workers union organizers. As a result, the court orders Ford not to interfere with union activity.
||Ford Motor Company signs a contract with UAW.
||Henry Ford dies at age 83, at Fair Lane, his Dearborn home.