Historic Tech Events
On September 27, 1908, the first Ford Model T car was assembled at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan. The Model T, also known as the "Tin Lizzie," was a groundbreaking automobile that revolutionized the transportation industry. It was the first car to be mass-produced using assembly line techniques, making it affordable for the average person. The Model T quickly became an iconic symbol of American ingenuity and innovation.
George Stephenson operated Locomotion No. 1, the first passenger-carrying steam-powered locomotive, in 1825. The engine moved purposefully along the rails as if it were aware that it was making history. The invention, the speed, and the comfortable ride astounded the passengers. They were personally experiencing a new era in transportation.
During the American Revolution, Lancaster, Pennsylvania became the capital of the United States for one day in 1777, on 27th September. As the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia to evade the advancing British Army, they sought refuge in Lancaster. The Congress convened in a local courthouse, and for one day, Lancaster served as the seat of the United States government. The Congress then moved on to York, Pennsylvania, where they stayed for nine months.