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General Motors - Historical Events
Date Event
1897-08-21

Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division

1908-09-16

Carriage-maker, William Durant, founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan

1918-05-02

General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.

1929-03-17

General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel

1937-02-11

44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Mich ends

1938-01-19

General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines

1945-11-21

General Motors workers go on strike

1950-03-13

General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)

1952-06-02

Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette

1955-12-31

The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over $1 billion USD in a year.

1968-03-16

General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.

1977-09-13

General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)

1981-01-01

Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors

1991-10-22

General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion

1991-12-18

General Motors announces closing of 21 plants

1992-11-17

Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test

1995-11-05

1st NBA game at General Motors Place, Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minn Timberwolves 100-98 in OT

1998-06-05

A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).

2009-06-01

General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

2012-08-05

General Motors signs a record breaking $559 million marketing deal with Manchester United

2013-12-10

Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company

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General Motors - Birthdays
Date Event
1875-05-23

Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)

1890-07-18

Charles Wilson, Pres of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)

1893-08-15

Harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8)

1911-04-26

Milton Weinstein, General Motors 50th Anniversary Show

1918-9-29

John Butler, General Motors 50th Anniversary Show

1925-07-12

Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors)

General Motors - Deaths
Date Event
1962-11-03

Harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8), dies at 69

1993-09-10

John Butler, General Motors 50th Anniversary Show

2002-04-24

Milton Weinstein, General Motors 50th Anniversary Show

2007-11-29

Roger Bonham Smith, Former chairman and CEO of General Motors (b. 1925)


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