On This Day in History October 7, 2020

1913 – A moving assembly line debuts at a Ford factory in Highland Park, Michigan, revolutionizing manufacturing processes.
1960 – CBS broadcasts the premiere episode of “Route 66,” which followed two young men as they drove across the country in a Corvette.
2001 – A U.S.-led coalition begins attacks on Taliban-controlled Afghanistan with an intense bombing campaign, a response to terrorist attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. The Afghan war becomes America’s longest war.
2003 – Action film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California. He served two terms and is the last Republican to serve as California governor.