On this day: 12-04-1915
Henry Ford tries to end World War I aboard ship
Automobile tycoon Henry Ford set sail for Europe on this day in 1915 from Hoboken, New Jersey, aboard the Ford Peace Ship. His mission: to end World War I. His slogan, "Out of the trenches and back to their homes by Christmas," won an enthusiastic response in the States, but didn´t get very far overseas. Ford´s diplomatic mission was not taken seriously in Europe, and he soon returned.