PROGRESS CAN BE SCARY

May 27th in history:

Henry Ford stopped making the Model T on May 27th, 1927. It had been the first really popular American car model, bought by millions of drivers over the 19 years it was on the market. Ford replaced the Model T with the Model A.

Drivers in the San Francisco area had a new way to get across the bay when the Golden Gate bridge opened on May 27th, 1937.

“The Three Little Pigs” was considered a ground-breaking Walt Disney cartoon, paving the way for animated features. It opened on this date in 1933. Like many future Disney cartoons, “Pigs” introduced a popular song, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”

And a couple of horror-movie actors who have scared countless audiences were born on May 27th: Vincent Price (1911) and Christopher Lee (1922).

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