It happened on September 25th: Henry Ford creates the 5-day work week

On September 25th, 1926, Henry Ford revolutionized American working habits by shortening the traditional week from six to five days, and reducing each day from nine to eight hours.

Better yet, employees continued the earn the same wage!

Henry Ford, who caused a stir in 1914 by creating the Five Dollar Day, helped further raise the daily wage to $6 in 1919, and $7 in 1927.

Another historic moment for Ford occurred on September 25th, this one in 1913: The company ratified an agreement to sell the Model T in China.

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