Nissan Motors Company
Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. Shortened to Nissan is a multinational automaker headquartered in Japan that manufactures automobiles, trucks, buses, and products such as communications satellites, pleasure boats, and machinery.
The name “Nissan” came into use during the 1930s as an abbreviation used on the Tokyo stock market for Nippon Sangyo, a holding company founded by Yoshisuke Aikawa ( 1880-1967). In 1931, Aikawa acquired a majority of shares in the automaker DAT Motors. Aikawa merged Tobata Casting’s automobile parts department with DAT Motors and incorporated it as a new subsidiary, which he named Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan Motor Corporation
Whether in Tokyo, London or any other city, we challenge the status quo and our global team performs at the highest level, every single day. That’s why 80 years of production has made us one of the most successful car manufacturers in the world. Complacency isn’t in our vocabulary; power comes from inside every one of us.
Nissan Motor Company founded
On this day in 1934, the Tokyo-based Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha (Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in English) takes on a new name: Nissan Motor Company. Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha had been established in December 1933. The company’s new name, adopted in June 1934, was an abbreviation for Nippon Sangyo, a “zaibatsu” (or holding company) belonging to Tobata’s founder, Yoshisuke Aikawa.
Battle of Cold Harbor begins
On this day in 1864, Confederates attack Union troops at the strategic crossroads of Cold Harbor, Virginia, less than a dozen miles from Richmond. Since the beginning of May 1864, Union General Ulysses S. Grant had doggedly pursued Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia along an arc around Richmond. The massive offensive was costly to Grant’s Army of the Potomac, which racked up 60,000 casualties before reaching the crossroads. After battling along the North Anna River and at Bethesda Church in late May, the armies engaged in a familiar race to the next strategic point.
Opening statements begin in Scott Peterson murder trial
On this day in 2004, opening statements begin in the trial of Scott Peterson, accused of murdering his wife Laci and the couple’s unborn son. On Christmas Eve 2002, the pregnant Laci had disappeared from Modesto, California. The case captivated millions across America and saturated national media coverage for nearly two years.
Coal mine explosion kills 236 in Japan
A coal mine explosion kills 236 workers at the Yamano mine near Fukuoka, Japan, on this day in 1965. The tragic disaster might have been avoided if the operators of the mine had taken even the most basic safety precautions.
Vietnam Veterans group announces support for Nixon
In support of the Nixon Administration’s conduct of the war, a group named the Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace declares that it represents the majority of the U.S. veterans that had served in Southeast Asia, and calls the protests and congressional testimony of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War “irresponsible.”
Germans launch attack on British lines in Ypres Salient
On the first day of June 1916, as German and British naval forces clash in the North Sea during the Battle of Jutland and the French resist the persistent German siege at Verdun, German army troops launch a major attack on British lines in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front.