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Today, September 4, 2017, Is Google’s 18th Birthday — It Is Now ‘Of Age’.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google


Wow, Larry Page and Sergey Brin incorporated Google on September 4, 1998, while still postgraduate students at Stanford. One of their early, Angel investors was Jeff Bezos of Amazon! No wonder he is so rich. I don’t recall seeing any mention, of late, that Jeff Bezos is still an investor. He most likely is, in which case we have a Google — Amazon relationship that I have never heard talked about by financial gurus.

The domain name ‘google.com‘, with “google” per se a misspelling of “googol“, i.e., 10 to the power of 100, September 15, 1997 — just under a year ahead of the incorporation.

I guess Larry and Sergey had NOT Googled “September 4” to realize that it was “E-Day”, for Edsel, a day remembered for spectacular failures. I guess Google proved that wrong.


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by Anura Guruge

September 4, “E-Day” For “Edsel” — A Day To Commemorate Brilliant Failures!

by Anura Guruge


THE Ford Edsel — For Ever Synonymous With Failure.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edsel



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford_II


The Henry Ford Family Tree.

Edsel was the FAMOUS son, Henry Ford II’s father.

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September 4th will always be “E-Day” — the day in 1957 that the Ford Motor company launched the ill-fated Edsel — the “E car“.

As such September 4 is a day to commemorate and celebrate FAILURE — brilliant failures at that.

Interestingly, “E-Day” is the ONLY event of any note that has EVER happened on September 4.

Some, ill-formed lists of ‘anniversaries’ will list September 4 as the birthday of Henry Ford. NOT SO. The Henry Ford, who created Ford, was born on June 30, 1863.

September 4 is the birthday of his grandson, Henry Ford II. BIG, difference.

He was the one that launched the Edsel. It was to coincide with HIS birthday!

The ‘Edsel’ was quite the ego trip for Henry Ford II. It was named after his DAD!

The name “Edsel” itself, IRONICALLY, is an old English word for ‘rich’. Well the Ford’s were indeed rich, though not thanks to the Edsel.


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by Anura Guruge