On this date, March 6, 1896, Charles Brady King drove the first automobile in Detroit, several months before Henry Ford piloted his first car. The following day, the Detroit Free Press reported: "The first horseless carriage seen in this city was out on the streets last night.


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On this date, March 6, 1896, Charles Brady King drove the first automobile in Detroit, several months before Henry Ford piloted his first car. The following day, the Detroit Free Press reported: "The first horseless carriage seen in this city was out on the streets last night.