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Cad·il·lac

 (kăd′l-ăk′, kä-dē-yäk′), Sieur Antoine de la Mothe 1658-1730.
French explorer and colonial administrator who founded Detroit, Michigan (1701), and was governor of Louisiana (1710-1716).

Cad•il•lac

(ˈkæd lˌæk)

n.
Antoine de la Mothe (ˈmɔt) 1657?–1730, French colonial governor in North America: founder of Detroit.
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1901 The Cadillac Motor Company was formed in Detroit, USA.
On This Day: 1901: The Cadillac Motor company was formed in Detroit, USA.