Fabled railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones born in southeast Missouri(not on March 12, as previously reported). A member of the Railroad Engineers, he was the sole fatality in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss., on April 29, 1900. His skill and heroics prevented many more deaths - 1863
Henry Ford announced the new continuous motion method to assemble cars. The process decreased the time to make a car from 12 and a half hours to 93 minutes. Goodbye, craftsmanship. Hello, drudgery - 1914
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services. photo from Assembly Magazine, courtesy Ford Motor Co.