September 4 in history:
On September 4th, 1957, Ford Motor Company president Henry Ford the 2nd celebrated his 40th birthday by unveiling a new car brand named after his late father…Edsel Ford. Edsels in showrooms around America were kept under wraps until the 4th, “E-Day.” More than 60-thousand Edsels were built the first year…but two years later, production was down to about three thousand, and the brand was discontinued.
George Eastman had an invention which lasted on the market much longer…a personal camera that used rolls of film instead of photographic plates. On this date in 1888, Eastman registered the trademark name “Kodak” for the camera company he would start four years later.
Another leap in technology occurred on September 4th, 1998, when Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page incorporated a company named Google, which would become famous for its internet search engine.