This Week in Automotive History: Jan. 28-Feb. 3
Jan. 28, 1961
Hello, Jaguar: Jaguar E-Type debuts at Geneva Auto Show.
Jan. 29, 1843
William McKinley is born: The first U.S. president to ride in a car, William McKinley, is born in Niles, Ohio.
Jan. 30, 1920
Mazda is Founded: The Mazda Motor Corporation is first founded as the Toyo Cork Kogyo Co. in Japan
Jan. 31, 1980
Ontario Touts Rebates: Ontario announces it will rebate up to $700 in sales tax for buyers of 1979 model cars in an effort to aid slumping car sales.
Feb. 1, 1898
First Auto Insurance Policy: The first U.S. auto insurance policy is issued by Travelers Insurance Co.
Feb. 2, 1923
First sales of Ethyl Gasoline: The first Ethyl gasoline goes on sale at a roadside station in Dayton, Ohio.
Leaded gasoline would be phased out in the 1970s.
Feb. 3, 1962
Cuban Trade Embargo: President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba — including automobiles.