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William Durant creates General Motors - Sep 16, 1908 - HISTORY.com (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-durant-creates-general-motors)

On September 16, 1908, Buick Motor Company head William Crapo Durant spends $2,000 to incorporate General Motors in New Jersey. Durant, a high-school dropout, had made his fortune building horse-drawn carriages, and in fact he hated cars–he thought they were noisy, smelly, and dangerous. Nevertheless, the giant company he built would dominate the American auto industry for decades.