On this day, in the year of 1896, Henry Ford unveils thee first look “Quadricycle” in the shed behind his house at Bagley Avenue in Detroit. He was the chief engineer of the main plant of Edison Illuminating Company when the Quadricycle was manufacturing. He was experimenting over the mechanism of a horseless carriage with a gasoline-powered engine.
That cycle was made of wood with a four-cylinder engine and can go up to five miles per hour. It was the lighter and faster gasoline-powered model of transportation. Henry Ford took a test drive of it on this day, 1896 morning. It had no brakes and no reverse. A doorbell was used as the horn. The test drive was successful enough to make its historical moment.
There was historical rescue operation had been done in the year of 1940 on this day. There were 300,000+ British and French soldiers in the jetty and beaches of Dunkirk, located in northern France. The evacuation was done by an armada made up of Royal Navy destroyers and warships, pleasure steamers and hundreds of those famous little ships manned by civilian sailors.
As the army of Hitler invaded Belgium and France on May 10, the Germens were cutting through French troops who had lined up with British force in Belgium. The Evacuation was going on for 10 days, from May 26 – June 4. The ships were attacked by the German planes, and many shipments were sunk in the ocean for heavy bombing and shelling as well. But somehow, they escaped with few survivors. This was the most horrible and darkest days of Dunkirk.