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History of Automation: FEBRUARY 05, 1878 – Andre Citroen Revolutionizes the European Automotive Industry

Today marks the birthday of Andre Citroen, the man who would go on to revolutionize the automotive industry for Europe much like Henry Ford did in America. Andre was born in Paris in 1878, and had a tumultuous life as a child. However, his love of engineering was stirred by an interest in the works of Jules Verne and the construction of the Eiffel Tower, and he eventually graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1900. Continue reading