#OTD in 1947 – Death of Henry Ford, automobile production pioneer and son of Irish immigrants. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford Henry Ford’s father, William Ford, was born in Co Cork and was one of many to emigrate from Ireland due to poverty and hunger (An Gorta Mór). Ford visited Ireland in 1912, 65…

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The Last VW Beetle Rolls Off The Assembly Line In Mexico Tomorrow — News : NPR

The Volkswagen Beetle will cease production on Wednesday at the company’s factory in Puebla, Mexico. Here, vintage Beetles and other Volkswagen models at a VW festival in France in 2014.

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An emblem of the hippie era in America, the car was marketed in the U.S. as adorably uncool. Volkswagen sold the bug with cheeky slogans like “It’s ugly, but it gets you there.” (Image credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP)

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