Harry Ferguson

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Birthday
4, 1884
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Oct 25, 1960 (75)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1884
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Oct 25, 1960 (75)

About

Irish engineer known for developing the first-ever agricultural trailer and became the first Irishman to build and fly his own aircraft.

Before Fame

He became fascinated with human flight after learning of the exploits of aviation pioneers the Wright brothers in the early 1900's.

Trivia

He was commemorated with his own stamp by the Irish Post Office in 1981.

Family Life

He and his brother Joe worked together repairing cars and bicycles.

Associated With

He made a famous handshake deal with Ford founder Henry Ford in October 1938.