Henry Ford was born July 30,1863. Henry was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. By 1896, Ford had constructed his first horseless carriage which he sold in order to finance work on an improved model. Ford incorporated the Ford Motor Company in 1903. Ford's affordable Model T irrevocably altered American society. As more Americans owned cars, urbanization patterns changed. The United States saw the growth of suburbia, the creation of a national highway system, and a population entranced with the possibility of going anywhere anytime. Ford witnessed many of these changes during his lifetime, all the while personally longing for the agrarian lifestyle of his youth. Ford died on April 7,1947.
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Babe Ruth was born on February 6,1895. Babe Ruth was a professional baseball player.


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The Wright Brothers
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The Wright Brothers are heroes. They made the plane engine and tested it with their newest flying machine in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17,1903. That flight was an accomplishment for them. They had proved people could fly. They called that plane the Flyer. They were interested in how things work.
Wilber Wright was born in 1867 in Indiana and Orville Wright was born in 1871 in Ohio. They earned money by selling toys and kites they made. In 1892 they opened their own bike shop. They made huge kites and gliders to learn about flying. Neither brother got married. Wilber said he didn’t have time for a wife and planes.
On December 17, 1903 Orville got into their newest flying machine and rode it. They called it the Flyer. They kept on building bigger and better planes and engines. Today’s airplanes still use the Wright Brothers basic ideas. Because of them we can travel in the skies faster and more accurate in today’s world. Wilber Wright died in 1912 because of an typhoid fever at age forty-five in the Wright family home. Orville Wright died in 1948 because of a heart attack. It was sad for the people. In 1904 they built the Flyer II. On May 22, 1906, they were granted U.S. Patent 821393.