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1812 : Army of the Northwest Begins Construction of Hull’s Trace
1812 : Army of the Northwest Begins Construction of Hull’s Trace
Jun 1 all-day
1812 : Army of the Northwest Begins Construction of Hull's Trace
On April 1, 1812, as the United States prepared for a possible war with Great Britain, Michigan Territorial Governor William Hull became the commander of the Army of the Northwest. His first task was to … Continue reading "1812 : Army of the Northwest Begins Construction of Hull’s Trace"
1849 : Chief Wakazoo’s Band Moves to Leelanau Peninsula
1849 : Chief Wakazoo’s Band Moves to Leelanau Peninsula
Jun 1 all-day
In 1833 an Ottawa Indian village of about 300 was located on Black Lake, now Lake Macatawa, in Ottawa County (near Holland). The village was led by Chief Waukazoo, recognized by his followers as a … Continue reading "1849 : Chief Wakazoo’s Band Moves to Leelanau Peninsula"
1863 : Michigan Begins Recruiting Native Americans for Service in the Civil War
1863 : Michigan Begins Recruiting Native Americans for Service in the Civil War
Jun 1 all-day
1863 : Michigan Begins Recruiting Native Americans for Service in the Civil War
The state of Michigan began recruiting Native Americans for service in the Civil War. On June 1, 1863, the state of Michigan began recruiting Native Americans for service in the Civil War. The result was … Continue reading "1863 : Michigan Begins Recruiting Native Americans for Service in the Civil War"
1879 : Grand Rapids Women Employed As Telephone Operators for First Time
1879 : Grand Rapids Women Employed As Telephone Operators for First Time
Jun 1 all-day
1879 : Grand Rapids Women Employed As Telephone Operators for First Time
On this day in 1879, Michigan women were employed as telephone operators for the first time in Grand Rapids. They replaced boys who had neglected the switchboards in order to play marbles. Before that date … Continue reading "1879 : Grand Rapids Women Employed As Telephone Operators for First Time"
1910 : Dodge Brothers Break Ground on Hamtramck Car Parts Factory
1910 : Dodge Brothers Break Ground on Hamtramck Car Parts Factory
Jun 1 all-day
1910 : Dodge Brothers Break Ground on Hamtramck Car Parts Factory
On June 1, 1910, Horace and John Dodge broke ground on a car parts factory in Hamtramck. Dodge Main remade Hamtramck from a small town to a city of nearly 50,000. Most of its residents … Continue reading "1910 : Dodge Brothers Break Ground on Hamtramck Car Parts Factory"
1933 : State Property Tax Eliminated
1933 : State Property Tax Eliminated
Jun 1 all-day
In an attempt to reduce state debt during the Great Depression, the Michigan Legislature eliminated the state property tax and instituted a 3% sales tax. Source : Michigan History, May/June 2012.
1988 : Zebra Mussels Discovered in Lake St. Clair
1988 : Zebra Mussels Discovered in Lake St. Clair
Jun 1 all-day
1988 : Zebra Mussels Discovered in Lake St. Clair
On June 1, 1988, Zebra Mussels were discovered in Lake St. Clair for the first time. By 1989, they had spread to Lake Erie and two years later the rest of the Great Lakes were … Continue reading "1988 : Zebra Mussels Discovered in Lake St. Clair"
2009 : GM Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
2009 : GM Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Jun 1 all-day
On June 1, 2009, General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson filed papers for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York City Federal courtroom. Fortunately with government loans, bankruptcy was avoided. Source : Detroit Historical Society … Continue reading "2009 : GM Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection"
2011 : Tom Gores Purchases Detroit Pistons
2011 : Tom Gores Purchases Detroit Pistons
Jun 1 all-day
On June 1, 2011, Tom Gores and Platinum Equity bought Palace Sports and Entertainment (PS&E), a transaction that included the Detroit Pistons, from Karen Davidson, the wife of the late Bill Davidson. Gores is only … Continue reading "2011 : Tom Gores Purchases Detroit Pistons"
2012 : Cougars on the Prowl, But Still Elusive
2012 : Cougars on the Prowl, But Still Elusive
Jun 1 all-day
2012 : Cougars on the Prowl, But Still Elusive
Cougar Sightings:   Does Michigan have resident cougars or not?   Are they all tourists as the Department of Natural Resources argues? * This photo was captured by a Michigan Wildlife Conservancy trail cam in southern Marquette … Continue reading "2012 : Cougars on the Prowl, But Still Elusive"
2013 : Under the Radar
2013 : Under the Radar
Jun 1 all-day
If you think Michigan is the coolest place in the universe, then you need to check out Under the Radar, a series of 30 minute videos about places to visit throughout Michigan. Episodes are shown … Continue reading "2013 : Under the Radar"
2018 : Michigan Legislative Biography Database Available
2018 : Michigan Legislative Biography Database Available
Jun 1 all-day
June 1, 2018. The Library of Michigan is pleased to make available the Michigan Legislative Biography Database. Through the efforts of staff and numerous volunteers, we have developed a searchable repository of information allowing researchers … Continue reading "2018 : Michigan Legislative Biography Database Available"
2018 : Wildtalk Podcasts Now Available First Day of Each Month
2018 : Wildtalk Podcasts Now Available First Day of Each Month
Jun 1 all-day
2018 : Wildtalk Podcasts Now Available First Day of Each Month
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Makes Wildtalk Podcasts Available The Wildtalk Podcast is a new production, released on the first day of each month, where representatives of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division … Continue reading "2018 : Wildtalk Podcasts Now Available First Day of Each Month"
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1763 : Native Americans Sack Fort Michilimackinac
1763 : Native Americans Sack Fort Michilimackinac
Jun 2 all-day
1763 : Native Americans Sack Fort Michilimackinac
On June 2, 1763, the Ojibwe captured Michigan’s Fort Michilimackinac from the British. Ojibwe warriors from villages on Mackinac Island and along the Cheboygan River had surprised the unsuspecting garrison while playing a game of … Continue reading "1763 : Native Americans Sack Fort Michilimackinac"
1835 : Great Seal of Michigan Adopted
1835 : Great Seal of Michigan Adopted
Jun 2 all-day
1835 : Great Seal of Michigan Adopted
  Michigan’s Great Seal was designed by Lewis Cass, Michigan’s second (non-acting) Territorial governor. The seal was patterned after the seal of the Hudson Bay Fur Company. It was presented to the Constitutional Convention of … Continue reading "1835 : Great Seal of Michigan Adopted"
2010 : Armando Galaranga’s 28-Out Perfect Game
2010 : Armando Galaranga’s 28-Out Perfect Game
Jun 2 all-day
2010 : Armando Galaranga's 28-Out Perfect Game
  In a Major League Baseball game played on June 2, 2010, at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga nearly became the 21st pitcher in Major League history to throw a … Continue reading "2010 : Armando Galaranga’s 28-Out Perfect Game"
2015 : Dutch Royal Couple to Visit West Michigan
2015 : Dutch Royal Couple to Visit West Michigan
Jun 2 all-day
2015 : Dutch Royal Couple to Visit West Michigan
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will visit Grand Rapids on June 2, Governor Rick Snyder announced Tuesday, bringing the Dutch royal couple to a bastion of Dutch-American culture. Michigan … Continue reading "2015 : Dutch Royal Couple to Visit West Michigan"
2017 : Read Admiral Gregory J Fenton to Address Graduating Grand Ledge Students
2017 : Read Admiral Gregory J Fenton to Address Graduating Grand Ledge Students
Jun 2 all-day
Landing on the deck of the U.S.S. George Washington in November 2014. Born in Lansing 52 years ago, Michigan Rear Admiral Greg “Fence” Fenton was raised in Grand Ledge, Michigan, where he graduated from Grand … Continue reading "2017 : Read Admiral Gregory J Fenton to Address Graduating Grand Ledge Students"
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1856 : Congress Passes Land Grant Law Which Leads to Demise of Michigan’s Virgin Forests
1856 : Congress Passes Land Grant Law Which Leads to Demise of Michigan’s Virgin Forests
Jun 3 all-day
On June 3, 1856, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that would lead to the clearing of many of Michigan’s trees. Under the so-called “land-grant law,” a company that built a railroad would be awarded land … Continue reading "1856 : Congress Passes Land Grant Law Which Leads to Demise of Michigan’s Virgin Forests"
1864 : Ransom E. Olds Born, Creater of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile
1864 : Ransom E. Olds Born, Creater of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile
Jun 3 all-day
1864 : Ransom E. Olds Born, Creater of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile
Ransom Eli Olds was born on June 3, 1864 in Geneva, Ohio, the youngest of three sons of Pliny Fisk Olds and Sarah Whipple Olds. His father was a blacksmith and later became a store … Continue reading "1864 : Ransom E. Olds Born, Creater of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile"
1921 : Detroit Public Library Dedicated
1921 : Detroit Public Library Dedicated
Jun 3 all-day
1921 : Detroit Public Library Dedicated
On June 3, 1921, the main Detroit Public Library at Woodward and Kirby was dedicated. The property was acquired in 1912, and the noted New York architect, Cass Gilbert, was selected to design the new … Continue reading "1921 : Detroit Public Library Dedicated"
1943 : Hurley Smith Patents the Pocket Protector
1943 : Hurley Smith Patents the Pocket Protector
Jun 3 all-day
The pocket protector has long been associated with engineers. To the general public it conjures up images of a guy in a short sleeve white shirt, glasses taped together and “high-water” pants. Within the profession … Continue reading "1943 : Hurley Smith Patents the Pocket Protector"
1964 : Photographs Required on Michigan Driver Licenses
1964 : Photographs Required on Michigan Driver Licenses
Jun 3 all-day
On June 3, 1964, Gov. George Romney signed into law a bill requiring, for the first time, photographs of Michigan drivers on their licenses. Source: Mich-Again’s Day
1965 : Astronaut James McDivitt, Michigan’s First Astronaut in Space
1965 : Astronaut James McDivitt, Michigan’s First Astronaut in Space
Jun 3 all-day
On June 3, 1965, James McDivitt was launched into space with Edward H. White aboard Gemini 4. The mission lasted four days and made 66 orbits, allowing the United States to come close to the … Continue reading "1965 : Astronaut James McDivitt, Michigan’s First Astronaut in Space"
1982 : Mike Ilitch Purchases Detroit Red Wings
1982 : Mike Ilitch Purchases Detroit Red Wings
Jun 3 all-day
Little Caesars founder Mike Ilitch bought the Detroit Red Wings on June 3, 1982. The purchase price for the team that Hockeytown called its own — and its two farm teams — was $10 million … Continue reading "1982 : Mike Ilitch Purchases Detroit Red Wings"
2015 : The Michigan Dogman
2015 : The Michigan Dogman
Jun 3 all-day
The Michigan Dogman is a cryptozoological creature first stated in 1887 in Wexford Region, Michigan. Discoveries have actually been reported in a number of locations throughout Michigan, primarily in the northwestern quadrant of the Lower … Continue reading "2015 : The Michigan Dogman"
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1892 : Leander Burnett, Ottawa Indian and MAC’s First Bona Fide Athletic Hero
1892 : Leander Burnett, Ottawa Indian and MAC’s First Bona Fide Athletic Hero
Jun 4 all-day
Baseball player Leander Burnett, an American Indian from Harbor Springs, completed an extraordinary four year athletic career at MAC by providing the winning hit in a game against Olivet College on  June 4, 1892. The … Continue reading "1892 : Leander Burnett, Ottawa Indian and MAC’s First Bona Fide Athletic Hero"
1896 : Ford Test Drives His Quadricycle, His First Gasoline-Powered Automobile
1896 : Ford Test Drives His Quadricycle, His First Gasoline-Powered Automobile
Jun 4 all-day
1896 : Ford Test Drives His Quadricycle, His First Gasoline-Powered Automobile
On June 4, 1896, Henry Ford test drove the Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, on the streets of Detroit. It’s pictured along with Ford’s first workshop, a portrait of Ford and an aerial view of … Continue reading "1896 : Ford Test Drives His Quadricycle, His First Gasoline-Powered Automobile"
1910 : President Taft Visits Jackson To Dedicate Monument
1910 : President Taft Visits Jackson To Dedicate Monument
Jun 4 all-day
On June 4, 1910 President William Howard Taft visited Jackson to help dedicate a monument celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Republican Party. Sources : Tom George, “Leading the Way : Michigan … Continue reading "1910 : President Taft Visits Jackson To Dedicate Monument"
1910: President Taft Visits Monroe to Dedicate Statue of General George Armstrong Custer
1910: President Taft Visits Monroe to Dedicate Statue of General George Armstrong Custer
Jun 4 all-day
1910: President Taft Visits Monroe to Dedicate Statue of General George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument, Southwest corner of North Monroe Street and Elm Street, Monroe Edward C. Potter’s sculpture Sighting The Enemy depicts General George Armstrong Custer pulling his horse up before entering battle. Custer … Continue reading "1910: President Taft Visits Monroe to Dedicate Statue of General George Armstrong Custer"
June 4, 1821 : Detroiters Present Alexander Macomb with Silver Tankard
June 4, 1821 : Detroiters Present Alexander Macomb with Silver Tankard
Jun 4 all-day
June 4, 1821 : Detroiters Present Alexander Macomb with Silver Tankard
In 1821, when he left for Washington to become Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, the citizens of Detroit presented him with a silver tankard of gratitude bearing the inscription: PRESENTED to MAJOR-GENERAL ALEXANDER … Continue reading "June 4, 1821 : Detroiters Present Alexander Macomb with Silver Tankard"
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1768 : Lt. George McDougall Buys Belle Isle from Ottowa and Ojibwa Chiefs
1768 : Lt. George McDougall Buys Belle Isle from Ottowa and Ojibwa Chiefs
Jun 5 all-day
Belle Isle was privately owned in 1879, as it had been since June 5, 1768, when Lieutenant George McDougall (with the blessing of King George III) purchased the island from local Ottowa and Ojibwa chiefs … Continue reading "1768 : Lt. George McDougall Buys Belle Isle from Ottowa and Ojibwa Chiefs"
1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized
1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized
Jun 5 all-day
1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized
  On June 5, 1866, Michigan physicians met in Detroit to organize the Michigan State Medical Society. With the end of the Civil War in 1865, the many young doctors who had recently entered the … Continue reading "1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized"
1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day
1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day
Jun 5 all-day
1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day
Public Act 137 — calling for a ten-hour work day — was approved by the Michigan Legislature on June 5, 1885, although it did not take effect until September. Saginaw Valley lumber industry workers tried … Continue reading "1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day"
1914 : Elly Peterson Born, First Woman In Michigan to Chair a Major Political Party
1914 : Elly Peterson Born, First Woman In Michigan to Chair a Major Political Party
Jun 5 all-day
In 2011, Michigan native and former editor for the Washington Post Sara Fitzgerald’s biography of the first woman in Michigan to chair the Republican Party was published. Its title was Elly Peterson, “Mother” of the … Continue reading "1914 : Elly Peterson Born, First Woman In Michigan to Chair a Major Political Party"
1968 : Campus Sit-In Protests Marijuana and LSD Arrests
1968 : Campus Sit-In Protests Marijuana and LSD Arrests
Jun 5 all-day
1968 : Campus Sit-In Protests Marijuana and LSD Arrests
Source : Lansing State Journal, June 6, 1968. Reposted from Michigan’s Past.
1998 : Muslim American Debuts
1998 : Muslim American Debuts
Jun 5 all-day
Muslim American, a monthly newspaper for Detroit’s Islamic community, began publication. Source : Michigan History, May/June 2013.
2016 : Vernors Celebrating 150th Anniversary
2016 : Vernors Celebrating 150th Anniversary
Jun 5 all-day
Vernor’s Ginger Ale, Detroit’s Drink, Advertisement Vernors — which was originally Vernor’s, before the apostrophe was dropped decades ago — is among the oldest continuously made soft drinks in America. This week, it celebrates its … Continue reading "2016 : Vernors Celebrating 150th Anniversary"
2018 : First Ever Hindu Invocation in the Michigan Legislature
2018 : First Ever Hindu Invocation in the Michigan Legislature
Jun 5 all-day
The first ever Hindu invocation in the Michigan Legislature was delivered Tuesday afternoon by a Grand Rapids minister who hopes his message of peace can help encourage civility and collaboration. Fred Stella, 63, the pracharak, or … Continue reading "2018 : First Ever Hindu Invocation in the Michigan Legislature"
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1706 : Trouble Breaks Out Between the French and Indians in Detroit
1706 : Trouble Breaks Out Between the French and Indians in Detroit
Jun 6 all-day
While Cadillac is away from the French settlement of Detroit, the temporary commander’s dog bites an an Ottawa, the Ottawa beats the dog, the commander beats the Indian to death, and things go downhill from … Continue reading "1706 : Trouble Breaks Out Between the French and Indians in Detroit"
1822 : Alexis St. Martin Shot In Stomach on Mackinac Island
1822 : Alexis St. Martin Shot In Stomach on Mackinac Island
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1822, Alexis St. Martin was shot in the stomach on Mackinac Island. Fortunately for the French Canadian fur trader, Dr. William Beaumont, an army surgeon stationed at Fort Mackinac, was able to … Continue reading "1822 : Alexis St. Martin Shot In Stomach on Mackinac Island"
1925 : Chrysler Corporation Incorporated
1925 : Chrysler Corporation Incorporated
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1925, the Chrysler Corporation was incorporated, as Walter Chrysler reorganized the remnants of the Maxwell Motor Company which had made cars since 1904. Sources : Detroit Historical Society Facebook page Chrysler Corporation … Continue reading "1925 : Chrysler Corporation Incorporated"
1926 : Wrestling’s Greatest Villain, The Sheik, Born in Lansing, Michigan
1926 : Wrestling’s Greatest Villain, The Sheik, Born in Lansing, Michigan
Jun 6 all-day
A master showman, an internationally infamous villain of popular culture, a “pioneer of mayhem”, the godfather of hardcore professional wrestling, was a Lansing native. Born June 6, 1926 to Lebanese immigrants Edward George Farhat was … Continue reading "1926 : Wrestling’s Greatest Villain, The Sheik, Born in Lansing, Michigan"
1944 : Michigan Glider From Greenville First to Land During D-Day
1944 : Michigan Glider From Greenville First to Land During D-Day
Jun 6 all-day
The first glider to land in France on D-Day was built in Greenville by the Gibson Refrigerator Company. Source : Michigan History, May/June 2013 The following documentary has a segment on the D-Day glider landings: … Continue reading "1944 : Michigan Glider From Greenville First to Land During D-Day"
1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot
1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot
Jun 6 all-day
1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot
June 6, 1944.   Eisenhower in England giving D-Day orders—“Full victory-nothing else”—to Wallace Strobel (#23) of Saginaw and other paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division. After asking Strobel where he was from, Eisenhower responded with … Continue reading "1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot"
1956 : Two Men Fall To Their Deaths Building Mackinac Bridge
1956 : Two Men Fall To Their Deaths Building Mackinac Bridge
Jun 6 all-day
On the afternoon of June 6, 1956, Louis “Big Louie” Stepman and three other workers were stringing a catwalk from the north tower of the Mackinac Bridge. The catwalk – a bundle of chain link … Continue reading "1956 : Two Men Fall To Their Deaths Building Mackinac Bridge"
1958 : Ozzie Virgil, the Detroit Tiger’s First Player of Color Takes the Field
1958 : Ozzie Virgil, the Detroit Tiger’s First Player of Color Takes the Field
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1958, the Detroit Tigers’ first nonwhite player debuted. Eleven years after Jackie Robinson made his historic entrance into modern baseball, the Detroit Tigers played a black man. Escaping the distinction of being … Continue reading "1958 : Ozzie Virgil, the Detroit Tiger’s First Player of Color Takes the Field"
1961 : G. I. Joe (The Pigeon) Dies at Detroit Zoo
1961 : G. I. Joe (The Pigeon) Dies at Detroit Zoo
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1961, G.I. Joe, a pigeon credited with saving the lives of 1,000 Allied soldiers during World War II, died of old age at the Detroit Zoo. In October 1943, a note ordering … Continue reading "1961 : G. I. Joe (The Pigeon) Dies at Detroit Zoo"
1962: First Meijer “Thrifty Acres” Opens in Grand Rapids
1962: First Meijer “Thrifty Acres” Opens in Grand Rapids
Jun 6 all-day
Hendrik and Fred Meijer opened the first “Thrifty Acres” in Grand Rapids on this day, marking the birth of the first supercenter nationwide and an innovative concept that would springboard into a retail phenomenon. Meijer’s … Continue reading "1962: First Meijer “Thrifty Acres” Opens in Grand Rapids"
1975 : Jackson Prison Inmate Escapes Via Helicopter
1975 : Jackson Prison Inmate Escapes Via Helicopter
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1975 Dale Remling escaped from a Jackson prison aboard a hijacked helicopter. The chopper landed in the exercise yard at the Prison of Southern Michigan at Jackson in a spot marked with … Continue reading "1975 : Jackson Prison Inmate Escapes Via Helicopter"
1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert
1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert
Jun 6 all-day
1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert
Prince – in 1986 the world was his oyster. Prince – interview from WHYT-Power 96, Detroit – June 6, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A few words from Prince tonight, from a telephone interview … Continue reading "1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert"
2003 : Michigan Beach Owners Given Right to Mow Down Beachfront Weeds
2003 : Michigan Beach Owners Given Right to Mow Down Beachfront Weeds
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 2003, then Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed into law legislation that allowed property owners in Grand Traverse and Bay City areas to mow down typically submerged weeds on their beach front property. The … Continue reading "2003 : Michigan Beach Owners Given Right to Mow Down Beachfront Weeds"
2020 : North American International Auto Show Begins
2020 : North American International Auto Show Begins
Jun 6 all-day
North American International Auto Show 2020 (June 6-20) The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced recently  that starting in 2020 the show would make a transformational move to June and will start the week … Continue reading "2020 : North American International Auto Show Begins"
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1824 : First Legislative Council of the Michigan Territory Convenes in Detroit
1824 : First Legislative Council of the Michigan Territory Convenes in Detroit
Jun 7 all-day
On June 7, 1824, the first legislative council of the Michigan Territory convened in Detroit. Under provisions of the Northwest Ordinance, a legislative council could be elected when the territory’s population of free males reached … Continue reading "1824 : First Legislative Council of the Michigan Territory Convenes in Detroit"
1860 : Austin Blair Selected as Republican Candidate for Governor
1860 : Austin Blair Selected as Republican Candidate for Governor
Jun 7 all-day
On June 7, 1860, the only Michigan Governor with a statue in front of the Capitol was selected by the Republican Party to be their offical candidate for Governor. Mr. Blair, born in New York … Continue reading "1860 : Austin Blair Selected as Republican Candidate for Governor"
1913 : Old Rugged Cross Hymn Linked to Michigan Revivals
1913 : Old Rugged Cross Hymn Linked to Michigan Revivals
Jun 7 all-day
1913 : Old Rugged Cross Hymn Linked to Michigan Revivals
The year was 1912 and George Bennard, a Methodist Episcopal evangelist traveling throughout the Midwest, was heckled incessantly by several youth at a revival meeting in Michigan. A Vision, a Melody and the Completion of … Continue reading "1913 : Old Rugged Cross Hymn Linked to Michigan Revivals"
1932 : Mary Moore Born, Member of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
1932 : Mary Moore Born, Member of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Jun 7 all-day
1932 : Mary Moore Born, Member of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
/> Mary Moore, a Battle Creek Belle, tags out runner at second base. From Springfield Sally to Battle Creek Belle, Lincoln Park native Mary Moore pitches stories about life as an infielder, from 1950 to … Continue reading "1932 : Mary Moore Born, Member of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League"
1937 : Labor Activists Demonstrate In Lansing, Michigan
1937 : Labor Activists Demonstrate In Lansing, Michigan
Jun 7 all-day
Upset by the arrest of UAW Workers trying to unionize Capital City Wrecking Company during the night, labor supporters demonstrate outside the Lansing City Hall where the prisoners were being held. Before the day was … Continue reading "1937 : Labor Activists Demonstrate In Lansing, Michigan"
1952 : MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel Dedicated
1952 : MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel Dedicated
Jun 7 all-day
1952 : MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel Dedicated
Dedication of the Alumni Memorial Chapel; June 7, 1952 Located on Auditorium Rd, situated next to the Kresge Art Center and across the street from Baker Hall, is the Alumni Memorial Chapel. A small chapel, … Continue reading "1952 : MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel Dedicated"
1958 : Edmund Fitzgerald Launched
1958 : Edmund Fitzgerald Launched
Jun 7 all-day
  Watch the launch of Hull 301 (the Edmund Fitzgerald) built by the shipbuilders and engineers of the Great Lakes Engineering Works of River Rouge, Michigan.  One can feel the excitement in the air.  Little … Continue reading "1958 : Edmund Fitzgerald Launched"
1997 : Detroit Red Wings End 42-year Stanley Cup Drought
1997 : Detroit Red Wings End 42-year Stanley Cup Drought
Jun 7 all-day
1997  : Detroit Red Wings End 42-year Stanley Cup Drought
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 7 1997: The Stanley Cup returns to Hockeytown for the first time in 42 years. The Detroit Red Wings complete a sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 2-1 victory … Continue reading "1997 : Detroit Red Wings End 42-year Stanley Cup Drought"
2010 : President Obama Visits Kalamazoo
2010 : President Obama Visits Kalamazoo
Jun 7 all-day
  In early March, students at Kalamazoo Central High School submitted a video to Get Schooled’s Race to the Top competition, a nationwide search to find the school most dedicated to making — as Get … Continue reading "2010 : President Obama Visits Kalamazoo"
2013 : Congressman Dingell Jr. Sets Congressional Service Record
2013 : Congressman Dingell Jr. Sets Congressional Service Record
Jun 7 all-day
John David Dingell Jr., at age 86, is in much the same spot he has been in since Dec. 13, 1955, representing a congressional district in southeast Michigan and performing all the tasks that come … Continue reading "2013 : Congressman Dingell Jr. Sets Congressional Service Record"
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1905 : Marshall Workingmen Refuse to Make Sunday Deliveries
1905 : Marshall Workingmen Refuse to Make Sunday Deliveries
Jun 8 all-day
On June 8, 1905, Marshall mikmen, meat sellers, and ice dealers joined forces and refused to make door-to-door Sunday deliveries. —Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1926 : Babe Ruth Hits Longest Home Run
1926 : Babe Ruth Hits Longest Home Run
Jun 8 all-day
1926 : Babe Ruth Hits Longest Home Run
On June 8, 1926, Babe Ruth reputedly hit the longest home run in major league history at Detroit’s Navin Field, sending a Lil Stoner pitch over the centerfield grandstands onto Cherry Street. The blast was … Continue reading "1926 : Babe Ruth Hits Longest Home Run"
1953 : Flint Tornado Kills 116
1953 : Flint Tornado Kills 116
Jun 8 all-day
1953 : Flint Tornado Kills 116
On June 8, 1953, before weather sirens, doppler radar, and tornado warnings, the most deadly tornado in U.S. history – until the 2011 tornado in Joplin, MO killed 120 – occurred near Flint, killing 116 … Continue reading "1953 : Flint Tornado Kills 116"
2015 : Federal Settlement Reached On Enbridge Oil Spill
2015 : Federal Settlement Reached On Enbridge Oil Spill
Jun 8 all-day
The U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement Monday with Enbridge Energy Company that will incorporate portions of the state settlement over the 2010 oil pipeline rupture into the Kalamazoo River and require some additional … Continue reading "2015 : Federal Settlement Reached On Enbridge Oil Spill"
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1845 : First Hospital In Michigan Opens in Log Building
1845 : First Hospital In Michigan Opens in Log Building
Jun 9 all-day
On June 9, 1845, St. Vincent’s, the first hospital in Michigan, was opened in a log building by the Sister’s of Charity. It was later renamed St. Mary’s Hospital. Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook … Continue reading "1845 : First Hospital In Michigan Opens in Log Building"
1881 : Soo Locks and Canal Turned Over to U.S. Government
1881 : Soo Locks and Canal Turned Over to U.S. Government
Jun 9 all-day
On June 9, 1881, the State of Michigan turned over ownership of the Soo Locks and canal to the United States and made passage free to all vessels. From the locks’ opening in 1855 until … Continue reading "1881 : Soo Locks and Canal Turned Over to U.S. Government"
1934 : Jackie Wilson Born, Mr. Excitement
1934 : Jackie Wilson Born, Mr. Excitement
Jun 9 all-day
Jack Leroy Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American soul singer and performer. A tenor with an incredible four-octave vocal range, Wilson was nicknamed “Mr. Excitement“, and was important in … Continue reading "1934 : Jackie Wilson Born, Mr. Excitement"
1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts
1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts
Jun 9 all-day
1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts
Jack Faxon was born in Detroit June 9, 1936. He graduated from Central High School in Detroit and received a B.S. and Masters in Education from Wayne State University. He also received a Masters in … Continue reading "1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts"
1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus
1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus
Jun 9 all-day
1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus
Standing at the entrance way to Michigan State’s athletic establishment is “The Spartan,” a huge statue which symbolizes the university’s athletic teams. Sparty was born in the mind of Ralph Young, Michigan State College’s athletic … Continue reading "1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus"
2017 : Record Cisco Caught
2017 : Record Cisco Caught
Jun 9 all-day
It’s a whopper to say the least — and a state record. A cisco fish caught last June in Lake Ottawa in the western Upper Peninsula weighed in at 6.36 pounds and 21.8 inches long, … Continue reading "2017 : Record Cisco Caught"
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1916 : Ernest Hemingway Departs for Northern Michigan
1916 : Ernest Hemingway Departs for Northern Michigan
Jun 10 all-day
1916 : Ernest Hemingway Departs for Northern Michigan
On June 10, 1916, Ernest Hemingway departed Chicago for one of his many trips to Northern Michigan, but this one was dedicated to fishing. Many credit Hemingway’s love of fly-fishing in Northern Michigan for the … Continue reading "1916 : Ernest Hemingway Departs for Northern Michigan"
1919 : Michigan Voters Ratify the 19th Amendment
1919 : Michigan Voters Ratify the 19th Amendment
Jun 10 all-day
1919 : Michigan Voters Ratify the 19th Amendment
Michigan became one of the first three states to ratify the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote (Wisconsin and Illinois were the other two.) on June 10, 1919. The amendment needed three-fourths of … Continue reading "1919 : Michigan Voters Ratify the 19th Amendment"
1930 : Housewives’ League Founded in Detroit
1930 : Housewives’ League Founded in Detroit
Jun 10 all-day
On June 10, 1930, Fannie Peck founded the Housewives’ League for African-American homemakers in Detroit — which asked its members to patronize black-owned businesses to ensure they stayed afloat during the Great Depression and to … Continue reading "1930 : Housewives’ League Founded in Detroit"
1937 : Violence Breaks Out at Newton Steel Mill in Monroe
1937 : Violence Breaks Out at Newton Steel Mill in Monroe
Jun 10 all-day
In 1937 in the city of Monroe, Michigan, workers at the Newton Steel Plant picketed and later went out on strike. Most workers and residents did not expect their quiet town to become a major … Continue reading "1937 : Violence Breaks Out at Newton Steel Mill in Monroe"
1962 : Kate Upton Born in St. Joseph, Michigan
1962 : Kate Upton Born in St. Joseph, Michigan
Jun 10 all-day
  Kate Upton was born in St. Joseph, Michigan on June 10, 1992.  Upton won fame as a model who was frequently featured in “Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit editions”, commercials, television, and being engaged to Detroit … Continue reading "1962 : Kate Upton Born in St. Joseph, Michigan"
1987 : Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame Dedicated
1987 : Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame Dedicated
Jun 10 all-day
1987 : Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame Dedicated
The Michigan Women’s Studies Association (MWSA), an academic professional organization, was founded in 1973 on the campus of Michigan State University to change what is thought and taught about women, particularly Michigan women, in schools, … Continue reading "1987 : Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame Dedicated"
2000 : MSU’s First Female Drum Major and Sparty Marry
2000 : MSU’s First Female Drum Major and Sparty Marry
Jun 10 all-day
On June 10, 2000, MSU’s first female drum major (Mary Houhanisin, 1995) and Sparty (Kris Hulliberger at the same time) were officially married. In the fall of 1998, Kris purchased a brick at the Michigan … Continue reading "2000 : MSU’s First Female Drum Major and Sparty Marry"
2016 : Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, Dies
2016 : Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, Dies
Jun 10 all-day
2016 : Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, Dies
Gordon “Gordie” Howe, also known as Mr. Hockey by sports fans around the world, passed away today at the age of 88. Howe was an amazing goalscorer but also one of the toughest players on … Continue reading "2016 : Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, Dies"
2018 : Michigan International Speedway Celebrating 50 Years of Racing
2018 : Michigan International Speedway Celebrating 50 Years of Racing
Jun 10 all-day
2018 : Michigan International Speedway Celebrating 50 Years of Racing
Auto racing has brought thrills to the Irish Hills for fifty years and created memories for generations of motorsports fans. Oct. 13, 1968 – In the Michigan Inaugeral 250 at MIS, fans watched Ronnie Buckman, … Continue reading "2018 : Michigan International Speedway Celebrating 50 Years of Racing"
June 10, 1928 : Ray Keech Wins 1st Race at Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit
June 10, 1928 : Ray Keech Wins 1st Race at Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit
Jun 10 all-day
Ray Keech wins 1st dirt track race at Michigan State Fair, averaging 77.664 mph.
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1796 : British Surrender Detroit
1796 : British Surrender Detroit
Jun 11 all-day
1796 : British Surrender Detroit
The British finally decided to surrender Detroit to the United States. Despite the Treaty of Paris, which ended the American War for Independence, the British chose to retain the Territory of Michigan until June 11, … Continue reading "1796 : British Surrender Detroit"
1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit
1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit
Jun 11 all-day
1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit
Just as Detroit’s future looked promising, a terrible disaster occurred — the Great Fire of 1805. Baker John Harvey was in his stable and he knocked ashes from his pipe. It was a hot, windy … Continue reading "1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit"
1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing
1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing
Jun 11 all-day
1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing
Commodore Dewey Day, Lansing, Michigan, June 11, 1900. Nothing rallies American spirits more than a quick, easy, and decisive military victory. On May 1, 1898, Commodore George Dewey wiped out the Spanish fleet at Manila … Continue reading "1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing"
1908: Dan Seavey – Michigan’s Only Pirate?
1908: Dan Seavey – Michigan’s Only Pirate?
Jun 11 all-day
1908: Dan Seavey - Michigan's Only Pirate?
He didn’t have a peg leg. There’s no evidence he ever uttered “arggh.” And, unlike a certain buccaneer popular at the movies these days, he didn’t wear eyeliner. But “Roaring” Dan Seavey was, by legal … Continue reading "1908: Dan Seavey – Michigan’s Only Pirate?"
1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium
1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium
Jun 11 all-day
1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium
Norm Cash became the first Detroit Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium. Cash spent 15 seasons in a Detroit uniform, 1960 through 1974. His 373 home runs, which still ranks him second … Continue reading "1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium"
2015 : Japanese Garden Opens at Meijer Gardens
2015 : Japanese Garden Opens at Meijer Gardens
Jun 11 all-day
Retail magnate Fred Meijer’s final dream for Meijer Gardens was that a Japanese Garden becomes a part of the institution that bears his name. That dream comes true today. If you go • Meijer Gardens … Continue reading "2015 : Japanese Garden Opens at Meijer Gardens"
2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co.
2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co.
Jun 11 all-day
2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co.
June 11, 2018. Detroit’s long-vacant Michigan Central Station, a towering ruin that came to symbolize the city’s dramatic fall, has been sold to Ford Motor Co.  The Ford sale also included a nearby former Detroit schools book depository that the family … Continue reading "2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co."
2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business
2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business
Jun 11 all-day
2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business
Mike Ilitch Business School Wayne State University plans to move staff and faculty into its new Mike Ilitch School of Business at Woodward and Temple, during the June 11-15, 2018 week, Crain’s Detroit Business reports. … Continue reading "2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business"
2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale
2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale
Jun 11 all-day
2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale
Imagine being a celebrity, a household name chanted across the country. And yet, even your closest confidants don’t know that you are famous. How can this be, you ask? For Nicole Niemiec (BA Marketing ’18) … Continue reading "2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale"
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1878 : James Curwood Born in Owosso
1878 : James Curwood Born in Owosso
Jun 12 all-day
1878 : James Curwood Born in Owosso
James Oliver Curwood may be little known today, but between 1908 and 1931 he turned out 32 novels and an autobiography. Many of the novels and short stories were later turned into movies, including The … Continue reading "1878 : James Curwood Born in Owosso"
1959 : Marian Anderson, 1st African American Commencement Speaker at University of Michigan
1959 : Marian Anderson, 1st African American Commencement Speaker at University of Michigan
Jun 12 all-day
1959 : Marian Anderson, 1st African American Commencement Speaker at University of Michigan
Courtesy photo | University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library Marian Anderson spoke at the University of Michigan’s commencement ceremony on June 12, 1959. She was the first black person to be invited as the commencement … Continue reading "1959 : Marian Anderson, 1st African American Commencement Speaker at University of Michigan"
1972 : Slaughterhouse Five Censorship in Public Schools Denied
1972 : Slaughterhouse Five Censorship in Public Schools Denied
Jun 12 all-day
1972 : Slaughterhouse Five Censorship in Public Schools Denied
  A truly great library has something to offend everyone.
1979 : Tigers Hire Sparky Anderson to Be Manager
1979 : Tigers Hire Sparky Anderson to Be Manager
Jun 12 all-day
1979 : Tigers Hire Sparky Anderson to Be Manager
Born on February 22, 1934, in Bridgewater, South Dakota, but raised in California, George Lee “Sparky” Anderson was a longtime baseball manager who spent 17 years with the Detroit Tigers. Anderson played for several years … Continue reading "1979 : Tigers Hire Sparky Anderson to Be Manager"
1986: Murray Van Wagoner Dies, Created Michigan’s the Nation’s First Permanent State Highway Travel Information Center
1986: Murray Van Wagoner Dies, Created Michigan’s the Nation’s First Permanent State Highway Travel Information Center
Jun 12 all-day
On June 12, 1986, Michigan’s 38th governor, Murray Van Wagoner, who established the nation’s first permanent state highway travel information center before becoming governor, died at age 88. Van Wagoner died at Botsford Hospital in … Continue reading "1986: Murray Van Wagoner Dies, Created Michigan’s the Nation’s First Permanent State Highway Travel Information Center"
2007 : Justin Verlander Throws No Hitter
2007 : Justin Verlander Throws No Hitter
Jun 12 all-day
On June 12, 2007, in just his 45th career start, Justin Verlander throws a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers at Comerica Park in Detroit. The hard-throwing right-hander teams with catcher Ivan Rodriguez for the first … Continue reading "2007 : Justin Verlander Throws No Hitter"
2018 : Livingston’s Judge Brennan in Hot Water
2018 : Livingston’s Judge Brennan in Hot Water
Jun 12 all-day
The Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) authorized today a formal complaint against Brighton District Court Judge Theresa Brennan, who is accused of failing to disclose a relationship and poor demeanor during court proceedings. Prosecutor Lynn Helland, … Continue reading "2018 : Livingston’s Judge Brennan in Hot Water"
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1784 : Isaac McCoy Born, Founded Missions in What Would Become Niles and Grand Rapids, Michigan
1784 : Isaac McCoy Born, Founded Missions in What Would Become Niles and Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jun 13 all-day
Isaac McCoy (June 13, 1784 – June 21, 1846) was a Baptist missionary among the Native Americans in present-day Indiana, Michigan and Missouri. He was an advocate of Indian removal from the eastern United States, … Continue reading "1784 : Isaac McCoy Born, Founded Missions in What Would Become Niles and Grand Rapids, Michigan"
1953 : Actor Tim Allen Born
1953 : Actor Tim Allen Born
Jun 13 all-day
1953 : Actor Tim Allen Born
Although born in Denver, Colorado, Timothy Alan Dick grew up in Birmingham and attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He later received an honorary degree and its existence was used for the main plot of … Continue reading "1953 : Actor Tim Allen Born"
1964 : Lumberjack Rows 2200 Miles to World’s Fair in New York
1964 : Lumberjack Rows 2200 Miles to World’s Fair in New York
Jun 13 all-day
On June 13, 1964, Tony Calery, a 45-year old, 200-pound bachelor lumberjack, left his hometown in Sault Ste. Marie bound for the World’s Fair. Some drive, some fly, some sail, some might even hitchhike, ride … Continue reading "1964 : Lumberjack Rows 2200 Miles to World’s Fair in New York"
2002 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup and Coach Scotty Bowman Retires
2002 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup and Coach Scotty Bowman Retires
Jun 13 all-day
On June 13, 2002, the Detroit Red Wings won their third Stanley Cup in six years, finishing off the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 at the Joe Louis Arena to win the Finals in five games. Coach … Continue reading "2002 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup and Coach Scotty Bowman Retires"
2014 : MSU Athlete Leah O’Connor Wins National Title in the Steeplechase
2014 : MSU Athlete Leah O’Connor Wins National Title in the Steeplechase
Jun 13 all-day
A national title in the steeplechase. Michigan State’s first women’s track outdoor champion since 1997. It’s all just starting to sink in for junior Leah O’Connor, who capped a strong season by becoming just the … Continue reading "2014 : MSU Athlete Leah O’Connor Wins National Title in the Steeplechase"
2016 : Detroit Lions to Recruit Cheerleaders
2016 : Detroit Lions to Recruit Cheerleaders
Jun 13 all-day
The Lions had been one of a few NFL teams without cheerleaders. They have decided to reverse course and will feature cheerleaders starting this season, they announced Monday. The Lions will have tryouts for cheerleaders starting … Continue reading "2016 : Detroit Lions to Recruit Cheerleaders"
2016: Former Michigan State Hockey Coach and Athletic Director Ron Mason Dies
2016: Former Michigan State Hockey Coach and Athletic Director Ron Mason Dies
Jun 13 all-day
2016: Former Michigan State Hockey Coach and Athletic Director Ron Mason Dies
Legendary former Michigan State hockey coach and athletic director Ron Mason has died, the Free Press has confirmed. The 76-year-old Mason led the Spartans to the 1986 NCAA national championship and was the winningest college hockey … Continue reading "2016: Former Michigan State Hockey Coach and Athletic Director Ron Mason Dies"
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1671 : French Claim Michigan
1671 : French Claim Michigan
Jun 14 all-day
On June 14, 1671, the Pageant of Sault was held, and the French government claimed the territory that would become Michigan. The French, led by Simon Francois, claimed all the land  — bounded on the … Continue reading "1671 : French Claim Michigan"
1964 : Rolling Stones Play First Concert in Detroit
1964 : Rolling Stones Play First Concert in Detroit
Jun 14 all-day
1964 : Rolling Stones Play First Concert in Detroit
During their first tour in the United States, the Rolling Stones played at Olympia Stadium on June 14, 1964. The band returned to Comerica Park on July 8, 2015. Review the setlist from the June … Continue reading "1964 : Rolling Stones Play First Concert in Detroit"
1976 : Hudson’s Flagship Store Retires World’s Largest Flag, Donating It to the Smithsonian
1976 : Hudson’s Flagship Store Retires World’s Largest Flag, Donating It to the Smithsonian
Jun 14 all-day
1976 : Hudson's Flagship Store Retires World's Largest Flag, Donating It to the Smithsonian
On June 14, 1976, Flag Day, the downtown Hudson’s department store retired their 2nd version of the world’s largest flag. The original flag was first hung on Armistice Day in 1923, displayed on each ensuing … Continue reading "1976 : Hudson’s Flagship Store Retires World’s Largest Flag, Donating It to the Smithsonian"
2012: Two Women Reps Barred From Speaking in Michigan House
2012: Two Women Reps Barred From Speaking in Michigan House
Jun 14 all-day
Rep. Lisa Brown speaks out against House attack on women’s health State Rep. Lisa Brown speaks with 7 Action News The ED Show – Rape reference, not ‘vagina” reason for censure, says MI GOP Two … Continue reading "2012: Two Women Reps Barred From Speaking in Michigan House"
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1836 : Michigan Gains UP, Loses Toledo
1836 : Michigan Gains UP, Loses Toledo
Jun 15 all-day
Congress proposes an end to the Michigan/Ohio boundary issue. After months of debate, Congress passed the Northern Ohio Boundary Bill (Clayton Act) on June 15, 1836 to resolve the ongoing boundary dispute between the state … Continue reading "1836 : Michigan Gains UP, Loses Toledo"
1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On
1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On
Jun 15 all-day
1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On
Statue overlooking the bay in Petoskey. Some of his descendants knew him as Neyas Bedosegay, while others called him Petosegay, Biidassige, or Peto-osega (Rising Sun). The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. knows him as Chief … Continue reading "1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On"
1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers
1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers
Jun 15 all-day
1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers
  On June 15, 1948, the first night game is played at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Hal Newhouser allows just two hits in the Tigers 4-1 win over the Athletics. The Tigers are the last … Continue reading "1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers"
1968 : First Underwater Marriage in Michigan
1968 : First Underwater Marriage in Michigan
Jun 15 all-day
On June 15, 1968, Penny Amos and Robert Cooley, two members of a Detroit diving club, gurgled vows at the bottom of Higgins Lake in Michigan’s first underwater wedding. Source : MIRS Today In Michigan … Continue reading "1968 : First Underwater Marriage in Michigan"
1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway
1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway
Jun 15 all-day
1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway
June 15, 1969 – The first NASCAR race at MIS — called the Motor State 500 — set the stage for years of door-banging, paint-swapping, neck-and-neck finishes. Cale Yarborough and LeeRoy Yarbrough battled for most … Continue reading "1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway"
1986 : Michigan’s First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March
1986 : Michigan’s First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March
Jun 15 all-day
1986 : Michigan's First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March
Michigan’s first major gay rights rally and pride march took place in Detroit on Sunday, June 15, 1986.  The Michigan Lesbian Gay Pride Parade and Rally brought about 2000 people together in Kennedy Square. Organizers … Continue reading "1986 : Michigan’s First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March"
2004 : Detroit Pistons Win 3rd NBA Championship
2004 : Detroit Pistons Win 3rd NBA Championship
Jun 15 all-day
On June 15, 2004, the Detroit Pistons win Game Five, 100-87 over the Los Angeles Lakers to win their third NBA Championship. Considered underdogs by many NBA experts, the Pistons dominate the series, defeating the … Continue reading "2004 : Detroit Pistons Win 3rd NBA Championship"
2011 : Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Noted Michigan Indian History Scholar, Dies
2011 : Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Noted Michigan Indian History Scholar, Dies
Jun 15 all-day
When Helen Hornbeck Tanner published “Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History” in 1987, the epic work was hailed as the most comprehensive study of the region’s Indian tribes. The 220-page Atlas, with 33 highly detailed … Continue reading "2011 : Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Noted Michigan Indian History Scholar, Dies"
2014 : Casey Kasem Dies
2014 : Casey Kasem Dies
Jun 15 all-day
2014 : Casey Kasem Dies
Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and actor, best known for being the host of the music radio programs American Top 40, American … Continue reading "2014 : Casey Kasem Dies"
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1828 : Library of Michigan Born
1828 : Library of Michigan Born
Jun 16 all-day
1828 : Library of Michigan Born
In 1828 the territorial council realized the need to collect, compile and store Michigan territorial laws and other important documents. Consequentially, Henry Schoolcraft introduced a resolution to appoint a librarian for the council library, which … Continue reading "1828 : Library of Michigan Born"
1855 : Michigan State Agricultural Society Picks Location for Michigan Agricultural College, Now MSU
1855 : Michigan State Agricultural Society Picks Location for Michigan Agricultural College, Now MSU
Jun 16 all-day
In a strange twist of fate, our university would not have been established were it not for our rival down the road. University of Michigan President Harry Tappan was intent on convincing the Michigan Legislature … Continue reading "1855 : Michigan State Agricultural Society Picks Location for Michigan Agricultural College, Now MSU"
1856 : James Jesse Strang Assassinated on Beaver Island
1856 : James Jesse Strang Assassinated on Beaver Island
Jun 16 all-day
1856 : James Jesse Strang Assassinated on Beaver Island
After the murder of Mormon leader Joseph Smith in 1844 in Illinois, most Mormons followed Brigham Young west to Utah. A few Mormons accepted the leadership of James Strang, a native New Yorker, and settled … Continue reading "1856 : James Jesse Strang Assassinated on Beaver Island"
1903 : Ford Motor Company Incorporates
1903 : Ford Motor Company Incorporates
Jun 16 all-day
On June 16, 1903, Henry Ford and 11 investors signed articles of incorporation for the Ford Motor Company in Michigan. After two earlier attempts at car making ventures, the Detroit Auto Company (which failed) and … Continue reading "1903 : Ford Motor Company Incorporates"
1941 : Parking Meters Installed in Downtown Lansing
1941 : Parking Meters Installed in Downtown Lansing
Jun 16 all-day
City officials deliberated for more than two years, but finally on June 16, 1941, metered parking went into effect in Lansing’s downtown area. Initially 742 automatic meters were installed on the city’s streets as a … Continue reading "1941 : Parking Meters Installed in Downtown Lansing"
1998 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup
1998 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup
Jun 16 all-day
1998 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 16, 1998 The Detroit Red Wings complete a four-game sweep of the Washington Capitals with a 4-1 win in Game 4 of the Final at MCI Center. They become the … Continue reading "1998 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup"
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1833 : Thorton Blackbird and his Wife Lucie, Runaway Slaves, Rescued by Detroit African Americans
1833 : Thorton Blackbird and his Wife Lucie, Runaway Slaves, Rescued by Detroit African Americans
Jun 17 all-day
Runaway slaves Thorton Blackburn and Lucie escaped Kentucky, made their way to Michigan where they married and settled into a good life in Detroit. Unfortunately a visitor recognized Thorton and reported his presence to their … Continue reading "1833 : Thorton Blackbird and his Wife Lucie, Runaway Slaves, Rescued by Detroit African Americans"
1866 : Lewis Cass Dies In Detroit
1866 : Lewis Cass Dies In Detroit
Jun 17 all-day
Nicknamed the “father of popular sovereignty”, Lewis Cass was born in New Hampshire in 1782. He moved to Ohio as a child, and relocated to the Michigan Territory to help fight against the British in … Continue reading "1866 : Lewis Cass Dies In Detroit"
1913 : First Auto Strike in Michigan & the Country
1913 : First Auto Strike in Michigan & the Country
Jun 17 all-day
On June 17, 1913, the 1st automobile strike in Michigan and the country occurred at multiple Studebaker plants in Detroit. The Industrial Workers of the World, an union w/only 200 members in Detroit, were trying … Continue reading "1913 : First Auto Strike in Michigan & the Country"
1915 : Cross-Country Road Trip
1915 : Cross-Country Road Trip
Jun 17 all-day
1915 : Cross-Country Road Trip
On June 17, 1915, Edsel B. Ford (and a few other sons of Detroit industry) heading out of Dearborn for a cross-country road trip. Ford drove a Model T, naturally, while his friends came along … Continue reading "1915 : Cross-Country Road Trip"
1945 : Dixie Ann Cheney Born, Early TV Star
1945 : Dixie Ann Cheney Born, Early TV Star
Jun 17 all-day
1945 : Dixie Ann Cheney Born, Early TV Star
In the early days of television – the 1950’s, to be precise – there was a television show based on the comic strip, “Blondie”. The entire Bumstead family was there: Dagwood, Blondie, son Alexander, daughter … Continue reading "1945 : Dixie Ann Cheney Born, Early TV Star"
1958 : Detroit Tigers’s First Player of Color
1958 : Detroit Tigers’s First Player of Color
Jun 17 all-day
1958 : Detroit Tigers's First Player of Color
A decade before hometown hero Willie Horton would help the Detroit Tigers win a world championship, Ozzie Virgil took the field at Tiger Stadium on June 17, 1958, as the ballclub’s first player of color. … Continue reading "1958 : Detroit Tigers’s First Player of Color"
June 17, 1873 : Clara Ward Born, Nineteenth Century Celebrity
June 17, 1873 : Clara Ward Born, Nineteenth Century Celebrity
Jun 17 all-day
June 17, 1873 : Clara Ward Born, Nineteenth Century Celebrity
Happy Birthday Clara Ward, Princess de Chimay!   Clara Ward was born June 17, 1873 to Captain Eber Brock Ward of Detroit, Michigan’s first millionaire. She married the Belgian Prince of Caraman-Chimay when she was … Continue reading "June 17, 1873 : Clara Ward Born, Nineteenth Century Celebrity"
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1782 : Antoine Dequindre Born, Hero of Monguagon
1782 : Antoine Dequindre Born, Hero of Monguagon
Jun 18 all-day
Antoine Dequindre (June 18, 1782–February 24, 1843) was a soldier, landowner and shopkeeper in Detroit, Michigan in the first half of the 19th century. He is best known for heroism at the Battle of Monguagon … Continue reading "1782 : Antoine Dequindre Born, Hero of Monguagon"
1855 : The Steamship Illinois is First Ship To Pass through Sault Ste. Marie Locks
1855 : The Steamship Illinois is First Ship To Pass through Sault Ste. Marie Locks
Jun 18 all-day
1855 : The Steamship Illinois is First Ship To Pass through Sault Ste. Marie Locks
The steamship Illinois became the first ship to pass through the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, which connect Lakes Huron and Superior via the St. Mary’s River. Workers spent two years building two 350-foot locks, … Continue reading "1855 : The Steamship Illinois is First Ship To Pass through Sault Ste. Marie Locks"
1898 : Bob-Lo Island Opens
1898 : Bob-Lo Island Opens
Jun 18 all-day
1898 : Bob-Lo Island Opens
On June 18, 1898, the Bob-Lo Island Amusement Park opened for the first time on Bois Blanc Island, ON, Canada. It would be a favorite summer destination for Detroiters for the next century. Clipping from … Continue reading "1898 : Bob-Lo Island Opens"
1923 : 1st Checker Cab Taxi Produced in Kalamazoo
1923 : 1st Checker Cab Taxi Produced in Kalamazoo
Jun 18 all-day
1923 : 1st Checker Cab Taxi Produced in Kalamazoo
On June 18, 1923, Checker Cab rolled its 1st taxi off the line in Kalamazoo, Michigan.   Morris Markin founded the company in Chicago, but moved the operation to Kalamazoo due to skilled labor available … Continue reading "1923 : 1st Checker Cab Taxi Produced in Kalamazoo"
2016 : Arianna Quan, First Asian-American Miss Michigan
2016 : Arianna Quan, First Asian-American Miss Michigan
Jun 18 all-day
  Competing as Miss Wayne County, Quan beat out 32 other women from around the state to earn the title of Miss Michigan inside the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Muskegon. A … Continue reading "2016 : Arianna Quan, First Asian-American Miss Michigan"
2018 : Big City Greens Premieres on Disney; Inspired by St. Johns Roots
2018 : Big City Greens Premieres on Disney; Inspired by St. Johns Roots
Jun 18 all-day
2018 : Big City Greens Premieres on Disney; Inspired by St. Johns Roots
Big City Greens  is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. The series is created by Chris and Shane Houghton, who grew up on five acres of land just south of St. … Continue reading "2018 : Big City Greens Premieres on Disney; Inspired by St. Johns Roots"
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1879 : General Sherman Declares War is Hell in Pontiac
1879 : General Sherman Declares War is Hell in Pontiac
Jun 19 all-day
On June 19, 1879, William Tecumseh Sherman, General in Chief of the U.S. Army, delivered a variant of his famous “War Is Hell” speech to the graduating class. A total of 10,000 people arrived to … Continue reading "1879 : General Sherman Declares War is Hell in Pontiac"
1911 : Aero Club of Grosse Point Farms Holds Aviation Meet; Records Set
1911 : Aero Club of Grosse Point Farms Holds Aviation Meet; Records Set
Jun 19 all-day
1911 : Aero Club of Grosse Point Farms Holds Aviation Meet; Records Set
Imagine that you are fourteen years old in 1911, and your dad is into the latest transportation fad—not automobiles, but aeroplanes! He and nine of his buddies are so smitten with the new technology that … Continue reading "1911 : Aero Club of Grosse Point Farms Holds Aviation Meet; Records Set"
1920 : Giant Beaver Skull Found in Niles
1920 : Giant Beaver Skull Found in Niles
Jun 19 all-day
On June 19, 1920, workers on the Michigan Central Railroad yards nears Niles unearthed the skull of a giant beaver. The giant beaver was a prehistoric beast that roamed North America along with mammoths and … Continue reading "1920 : Giant Beaver Skull Found in Niles"
1979 : World Sauntering Day
1979 : World Sauntering Day
Jun 19 all-day
“World Sauntering Day” is celebrated on the 19th day of June every year. The purpose is to remind us to take it easy, smell the roses, to slow down and enjoy life as opposed to … Continue reading "1979 : World Sauntering Day"
1982 : Vincent Chin, Chinese American, Beaten to Death in Detroit
1982 : Vincent Chin, Chinese American, Beaten to Death in Detroit
Jun 19 all-day
Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, was beaten June 19, 1982, by autoworkers in Highland Park who were angry about the growing success of the Japanese auto industry. Source : Zlati Meyer, “This Week in Michigan … Continue reading "1982 : Vincent Chin, Chinese American, Beaten to Death in Detroit"
2018 : Lansing Under Russian Occupation?
2018 : Lansing Under Russian Occupation?
Jun 19 all-day
2018 : Lansing Under Russian Occupation?
It’s not every day that you stumble across a map of your home town in Russian.   The MSU Map Library shared this map on a recent tweet and mentioned it was created back during the … Continue reading "2018 : Lansing Under Russian Occupation?"
Juneteenth National Freedom Day (3rd Saturday of June in Michigan)
Juneteenth National Freedom Day (3rd Saturday of June in Michigan)
Jun 19 all-day
Juneteenth National Freedom Day (3rd Saturday of June in Michigan)
In June, 2005, Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed legislation officially designating the third Saturday in June as Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Michigan. Senate Bill 384 (PA 48) was sponsored by Senator Martha G. … Continue reading "Juneteenth National Freedom Day (3rd Saturday of June in Michigan)"
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1866 : Lewis Cass Buried at Elmwood Cemetary in Detroit
1866 : Lewis Cass Buried at Elmwood Cemetary in Detroit
Jun 20 all-day
1866 : Lewis Cass Buried at Elmwood Cemetary in Detroit
On June 20, 1866, funeral services were held in Detroit for Lewis Cass. Over his public life and career, Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory, U.S. ambassador to France, Secretary of War under … Continue reading "1866 : Lewis Cass Buried at Elmwood Cemetary in Detroit"
1943 : Race Riots Erupt in Detroit
1943 : Race Riots Erupt in Detroit
Jun 20 all-day
1943 : Race Riots Erupt in Detroit
Race riots erupt in Detroit. Detroit’s role as a major producer towards the war effort caused a dramatic increase in population. Rationing, however, created an acute shortage of housing for old and new residents alike. … Continue reading "1943 : Race Riots Erupt in Detroit"
2018 : FCC Grants Experimental TV License To MSU, WKAR
2018 : FCC Grants Experimental TV License To MSU, WKAR
Jun 20 all-day
The Federal Communications Commission has granted Michigan State University and WKAR Public Media a special license to launch an experimental Next Generation TV broadcasting station. It’s called ATSC 3.0. Proponents describe ATSC 3.0 as a … Continue reading "2018 : FCC Grants Experimental TV License To MSU, WKAR"
2018 : Second Amendment Rally at Capitol
2018 : Second Amendment Rally at Capitol
Jun 20 all-day
2018 : Second Amendment Rally at Capitol
Hundreds of gun rights activists from across Michigan gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to demonstrate their right to openly carry their guns and advocate for protecting the Second Amendment during the annual Second Amendment … Continue reading "2018 : Second Amendment Rally at Capitol"
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1861 : Adrian Cadets March Off to War
1861 : Adrian Cadets March Off to War
Jun 21 all-day
1861 : Adrian Cadets March Off to War
The Camp Williams historical marker is located on the grounds of Adrian College. Photo of Adrian Cadets, fresh from training at Camp Williams, marching down East Maumee Street to the train station on their way … Continue reading "1861 : Adrian Cadets March Off to War"
1943 : Detroit Race Riot Continues
1943 : Detroit Race Riot Continues
Jun 21 all-day
1943 : Detroit Race Riot Continues
On June 21, 1943, race riots that had started the night before on Belle Isle spread throughout Detroit. The riots ended the next day once Federal troops were brought in to restore order. A total … Continue reading "1943 : Detroit Race Riot Continues"
1943 : Former Governor of Michigan Frank Murphy Takes A Stand Against Racism
1943 : Former Governor of Michigan Frank Murphy Takes A Stand Against Racism
Jun 21 all-day
1943 : Former Governor of Michigan Frank Murphy Takes A Stand Against Racism
Former governor of Michigan Frank Murphy issued the dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court’s 1943 case, Hirabayashi vs. The United States of America. This case centered around Gordon Hirabayashi, a university student in Seattle and … Continue reading "1943 : Former Governor of Michigan Frank Murphy Takes A Stand Against Racism"
1948 : The First Bill Knapp’s Restaurant Opens in Battle Creek
1948 : The First Bill Knapp’s Restaurant Opens in Battle Creek
Jun 21 all-day
1948 : The First Bill Knapp's Restaurant Opens in Battle Creek
On July 21, 1948, the first Bill Knapp’s restaurant opened on Capital Avenue in Battle Creek. Maybe I’m old, but I still remember receiving a free birthday cake on your birthday and a discount equal … Continue reading "1948 : The First Bill Knapp’s Restaurant Opens in Battle Creek"
1972 : Pinball Machines Legalized in Liquor Establishments!
1972 : Pinball Machines Legalized in Liquor Establishments!
Jun 21 all-day
1972 : Pinball Machines Legalized in Liquor Establishments!
On June 21, 1972, Gov. William Milliken signed into law a bill allowing pinball machines in liquor establishments. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
2019 : Happy Summer Solstice
2019 : Happy Summer Solstice
Jun 21 all-day
2019 : Happy Summer Solstice
The 2019 North American summer solstice happens on June 21, 2019 at 11:54 AM EDT. That’s the very moment when, essentially, the sun stands still at its northernmost point as seen from Earth. Its zenith … Continue reading "2019 : Happy Summer Solstice"
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1855 : Sault Ste. Marie Locks Opens
1855 : Sault Ste. Marie Locks Opens
Jun 22 all-day
1855 : Sault Ste. Marie Locks Opens
The passage of the steamer Illinois through the locks at Sault Ste. Marie marks the opening of unobstructed shipping between Lakes Superior and Huron. Ships were no longer forced to stop at Sault Ste. Marie … Continue reading "1855 : Sault Ste. Marie Locks Opens"
1863 : Circus Hippopotamus Jumps Off Boat Into Detroit River
1863 : Circus Hippopotamus Jumps Off Boat Into Detroit River
Jun 22 all-day
A circus hippopotamus, being shipped from Buffalo to Detroit aboard the steamber SD Caldwell, broke out of his cage and dived into the Detroit River about 6 miles south of town. Ali, the Egyptian, the … Continue reading "1863 : Circus Hippopotamus Jumps Off Boat Into Detroit River"
1922 : New Detroit Institute of Arts Building Groundbreaking
1922 : New Detroit Institute of Arts Building Groundbreaking
Jun 22 all-day
Ground was broken on the new building on June 22, 1922. Ralph Booth turned the first spade full of dirt. The cornerstone was laid April 29, 1924. “Our city has achieved first place in industry … Continue reading "1922 : New Detroit Institute of Arts Building Groundbreaking"
1929 : MSU Beaumont Tower Dedicated
1929 : MSU Beaumont Tower Dedicated
Jun 22 all-day
1929 : MSU Beaumont Tower Dedicated
Beaumont Tower has not been a part of campus since MSU’s conception. Rather, it serves as a monument to commemorate the former location of one of the most significant buildings for the university. Shortly after … Continue reading "1929 : MSU Beaumont Tower Dedicated"
1937 : Detroit’s Joe Louis Becomes World’s Heavyweight Champion
1937 : Detroit’s Joe Louis Becomes World’s Heavyweight Champion
Jun 22 all-day
1937 : Detroit's Joe Louis Becomes World's Heavyweight Champion
Eighty years ago Detroit’s own Joe Louis defeated Jimmy Braddock to become world heavyweight champion. The June 22, 1937 historic bout at Chicago’s Comiskey Park was a career-establishing win for the handsome 23-year-old. Moreover, it … Continue reading "1937 : Detroit’s Joe Louis Becomes World’s Heavyweight Champion"
1938 : 5 Kroger Stores Bombed in Detroit
1938 : 5 Kroger Stores Bombed in Detroit
Jun 22 all-day
On June 22, 1938, five Kroger grocery stores were bombed on the west side of Detroit within 15 minutes of each other in the middle of the night, blowing holes in the roofs of the … Continue reading "1938 : 5 Kroger Stores Bombed in Detroit"
1938: Joe Louis Defeats Max Schmeling, Becomes National Hero
1938: Joe Louis Defeats Max Schmeling, Becomes National Hero
Jun 22 all-day
1938: Joe Louis Defeats Max Schmeling, Becomes National Hero
One of Detroit’s favorite sons, Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, knocked out German boxer Max Schmeling and became a national hero on June 22, 1938. When Joe Louis was only ten years old, he and his … Continue reading "1938: Joe Louis Defeats Max Schmeling, Becomes National Hero"
1963 : Malcolm X Speaks At Michigan State University
1963 : Malcolm X Speaks At Michigan State University
Jun 22 all-day
Malcolm X speaks at Erickson Kiva on January 23, 1963, on the MSU campus, to students and faculty about race problems and the Black Muslim religion and its ideas. The speech is followed by answers … Continue reading "1963 : Malcolm X Speaks At Michigan State University"
2018 : Lucile A. Watts Dies, Michigan’s First Black Female Circuit Court Judge
2018 : Lucile A. Watts Dies, Michigan’s First Black Female Circuit Court Judge
Jun 22 all-day
Lucile A. Watts, the first black woman to be elected a circuit court judge in Michigan, has died at the age of 97. Watts graduated from the Detroit College of Law in 1962 and started her … Continue reading "2018 : Lucile A. Watts Dies, Michigan’s First Black Female Circuit Court Judge"
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1828 : Historical Society of Michigan Founded
1828 : Historical Society of Michigan Founded
Jun 23 all-day
The Historical Society was officially founded on July 23, 1828 with Governor Lewis Cass serving as President and the territorial legislative council — including Henry Schoolcraft — serving as ex officio members. Source : Michigan … Continue reading "1828 : Historical Society of Michigan Founded"
1950 : Airplane Disappears Over Lake Michigan
1950 : Airplane Disappears Over Lake Michigan
Jun 23 all-day
1950 : Airplane Disappears Over Lake Michigan
  On June 23, 1950, a plane traveling from New York to Minneapolis crashed into Lake Michigan. After more than 60 years, the plane is still missing. The plane, a Northwest Airlines Douglas DC-4 carrying 55 … Continue reading "1950 : Airplane Disappears Over Lake Michigan"
1963 : Martin Luther King Delivers I Have A Dream Speech In Detroit
1963 : Martin Luther King Delivers I Have A Dream Speech In Detroit
Jun 23 all-day
On June 23, 1963, an estimated 125,000 people carrying signs and singing “We Shall Overcome” marched down Detroit’s Woodward Avenue. The march, which was the country’s largest civil rights demonstration at that time, ended at … Continue reading "1963 : Martin Luther King Delivers I Have A Dream Speech In Detroit"
1963 : Martin Luther King Leads Leads Largest Demonstration in Nation’s History in Detroit
1963 : Martin Luther King Leads Leads Largest Demonstration in Nation’s History in Detroit
Jun 23 all-day
1963 : Martin Luther King Leads Leads Largest Demonstration in Nation's History in Detroit
In the spring of 1963, Detroiters looked for a way to commemorate the anniversary of racial violence that tore through their city twenty years earlier that left 34 people dead and hundreds injured. The Detroit … Continue reading "1963 : Martin Luther King Leads Leads Largest Demonstration in Nation’s History in Detroit"
1967 : Alewives Wash Up on Michigan’s Lake Michigan Shoreline
1967 : Alewives Wash Up on Michigan’s Lake Michigan Shoreline
Jun 23 all-day
1967 : Alewives Wash Up on Michigan's Lake Michigan Shoreline
  June 23, 1967, billions of alewives, a small “trash” fish, began washing up and rotting on four hundred miles of Lake Michigan shoreline from Benton Harbor to Petoskey, causing tremendous damage to the tourist … Continue reading "1967 : Alewives Wash Up on Michigan’s Lake Michigan Shoreline"
2013 : Detroit Walk to Freedom Anniversary
2013 : Detroit Walk to Freedom Anniversary
Jun 23 all-day
  50th Anniversary of MLK Freedom Walk, Detroit, MI, June 22, 2013 – – A No Struggle, No Development Production! By Kenny Snodgrass, Activist, Photographer, Videographer, Author Photo montage – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAP7nVnnYiE Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf4Bs049CqM&feature=youtu.be … Continue reading "2013 : Detroit Walk to Freedom Anniversary"
2017: Mid-Michigan Suffers Major Flooding
2017: Mid-Michigan Suffers Major Flooding
Jun 23 all-day
Flood damage to Isabella County public and private property is near $90 million, according to preliminary assessments announced Wednesday, June 28. The damage to homes and roads appears to make Isabella the hardest-hit among four … Continue reading "2017: Mid-Michigan Suffers Major Flooding"
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1873 : Elk Rapids Iron Co. Produces First Iron
1873 : Elk Rapids Iron Co. Produces First Iron
Jun 24 all-day
On June 24, 1873, the Elk Rapids Iron Co. produced its first blast of iron. Elk Rapids was once one of the nation’s greatest producers of iron. Its furnace stood 47 feet tall and 12 … Continue reading "1873 : Elk Rapids Iron Co. Produces First Iron"
1882: Founder of Stroh’s Beer Dies
1882: Founder of Stroh’s Beer Dies
Jun 24 all-day
1882: Founder of Stroh's Beer Dies
Bernard Stroh ( (August 20, 1822-June 24, 1882) was born in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and learned the beer brewing trade from his father.   Around the time of the German Revolution, he left his homeland in 1848, … Continue reading "1882: Founder of Stroh’s Beer Dies"
1906 : Free Press Starts Drive To Send Crippled Girls and Boys To Camp; Establishes Free Air Camp
1906 : Free Press Starts Drive To Send Crippled Girls and Boys To Camp; Establishes Free Air Camp
Jun 24 all-day
Fresh Air Camp: On June 24, 1906, the Free Press runs a box asking readers to “wrap up a nickel in a piece of paper and send it to the Free Press to be used … Continue reading "1906 : Free Press Starts Drive To Send Crippled Girls and Boys To Camp; Establishes Free Air Camp"
1960 : Houghton-Hancock Bridge Almost Taken Out By Ship
1960 : Houghton-Hancock Bridge Almost Taken Out By Ship
Jun 24 all-day
1960 : Houghton-Hancock Bridge Almost Taken Out By Ship
On June 24, 1960, the day before the new Houghton-Hancock Bridge over Portage Lake in the Upper Peninsula was to be formally dedicated, the steamer J.F. Schoellkopf almost collided with the bridge. Captain Albert Wilhelmy … Continue reading "1960 : Houghton-Hancock Bridge Almost Taken Out By Ship"
2001 : Michigan’s First Amber Alert Anniversary
2001 : Michigan’s First Amber Alert Anniversary
Jun 24 all-day
Since it launched in Michigan in 2001, 295 of 304 children involved in AMBER Alerts have been recovered alive. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters spends between $35,000 and $40,000 a year to fund the program, … Continue reading "2001 : Michigan’s First Amber Alert Anniversary"
2016 : James Riley Sr. Dies, Founder of Lansing’s Oldest Black-Owned Funeral Home
2016 : James Riley Sr. Dies, Founder of Lansing’s Oldest Black-Owned Funeral Home
Jun 24 all-day
James Riley Sr., founder of the oldest black-owned funeral home, and perhaps the oldest black-owned business in Lansing, died June 24. He was 93. James Russell Riley Sr. was born in Memphis, Tenn., on Sept. 22, 1922. … Continue reading "2016 : James Riley Sr. Dies, Founder of Lansing’s Oldest Black-Owned Funeral Home"
Log Cabin Day (Last Sunday of June)
Log Cabin Day (Last Sunday of June)
Jun 24 all-day
Log Cabin Day (Last Sunday of June)
The last Sunday in June of each year shall be known as “log cabin day”. History: 1989, Act 60, Imd. Eff. June 16, 1989 (MCL 435.241) Michigan isn’t a state outsiders usually associate with log … Continue reading "Log Cabin Day (Last Sunday of June)"
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1816 : A Description of Frontier Detroit and the Birth of the City Library of Detroit
1816 : A Description of Frontier Detroit and the Birth of the City Library of Detroit
Jun 25 all-day
At 3 p.m. on June 25, 1816, John Montieth, a Presbyterian missionary, received his first glimpse of Detroit when he stepped ashore from his transport. the schooner he had boarded 40 hours earlier in Buffalo, … Continue reading "1816 : A Description of Frontier Detroit and the Birth of the City Library of Detroit"
1832 : Cholera Epidemic Breaks Out In Detroit
1832 : Cholera Epidemic Breaks Out In Detroit
Jun 25 all-day
1832 : Cholera Epidemic Breaks Out In Detroit
Cholera epidemic begins in Michigan. Flyer for preventing Cholera during the second cholera pandemic (1829–51) On June 25, 1832, the Detroit Board of Health issued guidelines to prevent and cure cholera, including a list of … Continue reading "1832 : Cholera Epidemic Breaks Out In Detroit"
1863 : Olympia Brown, First Female Minister with Full Ecclesiastical Authority
1863 : Olympia Brown, First Female Minister with Full Ecclesiastical Authority
Jun 25 all-day
Kalamazoo native Olympia Brown became the country’s first female minister with full ecclesiatical authority on this day. Sources : Michigan History, May/June 2014, p.7. For a longer account, see Laurie Carter Noble, “Olympia Brown : … Continue reading "1863 : Olympia Brown, First Female Minister with Full Ecclesiastical Authority"
1953 : Al Kaline Debuts As a Detroit Tiger
1953 : Al Kaline Debuts As a Detroit Tiger
Jun 25 all-day
1953 : Al Kaline Debuts As a Detroit Tiger
60 years ago today, one of the best AL players of his generation debuted ? Al Kaline. One of the few people to play for 20 seasons and never change franchises, for a generation of … Continue reading "1953 : Al Kaline Debuts As a Detroit Tiger"
1956 : Tee Ball Invented in Albion, Michigan
1956 : Tee Ball Invented in Albion, Michigan
Jun 25 all-day
1956 : Tee Ball Invented in Albion, Michigan
Back in 1956, young fans of the great American pastime finally got a chance to play ball when an Albion, Michigan man Jerry Sacharski had the idea to use a batting tee to help teach … Continue reading "1956 : Tee Ball Invented in Albion, Michigan"
1958 : The First Governor’s Walk Across the Mackinac Bridge
1958 : The First Governor’s Walk Across the Mackinac Bridge
Jun 25 all-day
1958 : The First Governor's Walk Across the Mackinac Bridge
The official dedication ceremonies for the newly built Mackinac Bridge began with the first “Governor’s Walk” across the bridge, led by Governor Soapy Williams. In all there were four days of festivities through June 28, … Continue reading "1958 : The First Governor’s Walk Across the Mackinac Bridge"
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1895 : Chinaman Chan Hoy of Grand Rapids Makes the News
1895 : Chinaman Chan Hoy of Grand Rapids Makes the News
Jun 26 all-day
1895 : Chinaman Chan Hoy of Grand Rapids Makes the News
Chinaman Chan Hoy of Grand Rapids announces he will ignite 25,000 firecrackers in front of his laundry on July 4th, demonstrating for one and all his patriotism. Chan Hoy’s Crackers, Grand Rapids Press via America’s … Continue reading "1895 : Chinaman Chan Hoy of Grand Rapids Makes the News"
1896 : Ubly Incorporated
1896 : Ubly Incorporated
Jun 26 all-day
1896 : Ubly Incorporated
On June 26, 1896, Ubly was incorporated. In 1865, Alfred Pagett opened a store in Huron County and named the community Pagett’s Corners. He soon changed his mind and called the town Ubley, after his … Continue reading "1896 : Ubly Incorporated"
1911 : Michigan Adopts Third State Flag
1911 : Michigan Adopts Third State Flag
Jun 26 all-day
1911 : Michigan Adopts Third State Flag
The Flag of the State of Michigan depicts the state’s coat-of-arms on a dark blue field, as set forth by Michigan state law. The state coat of arms depicts a light blue shield, upon which … Continue reading "1911 : Michigan Adopts Third State Flag"
1982 : Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Visits Michigan
1982 : Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Visits Michigan
Jun 26 all-day
Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands visited the Michigan cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Holland to celebrate 200 years of friendly relations between the Netherlands and the U.S. Sources : … Continue reading "1982 : Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Visits Michigan"
2000 : Safe Delivery of Newborns Law Enacted
2000 : Safe Delivery of Newborns Law Enacted
Jun 26 all-day
Safe Delivery of Newborns Michigan, like many states across the country, have stories reported in the news media of newborn babies abandoned in dumpsters, parking lots, car washes or public restrooms. While there are a … Continue reading "2000 : Safe Delivery of Newborns Law Enacted"
2010 : Verlen Kruger Memorial Dedicated in Portland
2010 : Verlen Kruger Memorial Dedicated in Portland
Jun 26 all-day
Kruger did not begin paddling a canoe until age 41, but would canoe over 100,000 miles over the next 42 years and would set many world records. Kruger, a retired plumber who began canoeing at … Continue reading "2010 : Verlen Kruger Memorial Dedicated in Portland"
2011 : U2 Play in Spartan Stadium
2011 : U2 Play in Spartan Stadium
Jun 26 all-day
  U2 visits Spartan Stadium on June 26, 2011, only the second rock band to perform at this venue. Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for, YouTube Clip from the event. With or Without You, … Continue reading "2011 : U2 Play in Spartan Stadium"
2014 : Corpse Flower Blooms on Campus
2014 : Corpse Flower Blooms on Campus
Jun 26 all-day
  Hundreds of people stopped by MSU to see the rare flowering of the Corpse Flower. YouTube Time Elapse Clip Another Corpse Flower Clip After an anxious wait, the famous corpse flower finally bloomed at … Continue reading "2014 : Corpse Flower Blooms on Campus"
2014 : Dodge Celebrates Centennial at Meadowbrook Hall
2014 : Dodge Celebrates Centennial at Meadowbrook Hall
Jun 26 all-day
2014 : Dodge Celebrates Centennial at Meadowbrook Hall
Meadow Brook Hall celebrates The Dodge Brothers Centennial with Dodge Days, an afternoon of lively activities including rides in vintage automobiles, lectures about the history of the Dodge Brothers, and a vintage Dodge car show … Continue reading "2014 : Dodge Celebrates Centennial at Meadowbrook Hall"
2016 : Clara’s Lansing Station Closes
2016 : Clara’s Lansing Station Closes
Jun 26 all-day
2016 : Clara's Lansing Station Closes
Clara’s Lansing Station, a staple in the Lansing area for more than 37 years, will close its doors Sunday. In 1978, Peter Jubeck chose the old Union Depot (Lansing, Michigan) built in 1903 as the … Continue reading "2016 : Clara’s Lansing Station Closes"
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1915 : Grace Lee Boggs Born, Author, Human Rights Advocate, Philosopher
1915 : Grace Lee Boggs Born, Author, Human Rights Advocate, Philosopher
Jun 27 all-day
Born to Chinese immigrants, Ms. Boggs was an author, activist, and philosopher who planted gardens on vacant lots, founded community organizations and political movements, marched against racism, lectured widely on human rights and wrote books … Continue reading "1915 : Grace Lee Boggs Born, Author, Human Rights Advocate, Philosopher"
1947 : First College World Series Takes Place at Western Michigan College; Guess Who Was One of the Players?
1947 : First College World Series Takes Place at Western Michigan College; Guess Who Was One of the Players?
Jun 27 all-day
1947 : First College World Series Takes Place at Western Michigan College; Guess Who Was One of the Players?
/> On June 27, 1947, the first College World Series began at Western Michigan College in Kalamazoo. California played Yale for the championship, which was a best of three series. California swept. Future President of … Continue reading "1947 : First College World Series Takes Place at Western Michigan College; Guess Who Was One of the Players?"
1947 : Ford Offers Workers a Pension Plan for the First Time
1947 : Ford Offers Workers a Pension Plan for the First Time
Jun 27 all-day
Under pressure from the United Auto Workers, Ford gave workers a choice between a pension plan, heretofore only available to management, and an across-the-board wage increase. Although employees chose the wages, the company’s willingness to … Continue reading "1947 : Ford Offers Workers a Pension Plan for the First Time"
1990 : Dr. Pearl Kendrick and Dr. Grace Eldering Honored for Their Development of a Vaccine to Fight Whooping Cough
1990 : Dr. Pearl Kendrick and Dr. Grace Eldering Honored for Their Development of a Vaccine to Fight Whooping Cough
Jun 27 all-day
On June 27, 1990, two Grand Rapids scientists, Dr. Pearl Kendrick and Dr. Grace Eldering, were honored by the commemoration in their names of the Public Health Laboratory. During the 1930s, these two remarkable women … Continue reading "1990 : Dr. Pearl Kendrick and Dr. Grace Eldering Honored for Their Development of a Vaccine to Fight Whooping Cough"
2013 : Pure Michigan Dunes Video
2013 : Pure Michigan Dunes Video
Jun 27 all-day
  It’s summertime. Time to visit some of Michigan’s lakeshore sand dunes. Check out YouTube Video. Michigan has more than 300,000 acres of Sand Dunes that offer breathtaking views or thrilling experiences. Watch as we … Continue reading "2013 : Pure Michigan Dunes Video"
2019 : Electric Forest 2019 kicks off
2019 : Electric Forest 2019 kicks off
Jun 27 all-day
2019 : Electric Forest 2019 kicks off
Bright lights and bright colors make for a visual delight at Electric Forest. The popular music and camping festival is known as a photographer’s dream. Seemingly everywhere one looks is a potential scenic, artistic or … Continue reading "2019 : Electric Forest 2019 kicks off"
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1900 : President McKinley Stops in Three Oaks To Dedicate Memorial Park
1900 : President McKinley Stops in Three Oaks To Dedicate Memorial Park
Jun 28 all-day
1900 : President McKinley Stops in Three Oaks To Dedicate Memorial Park
The citizens of Three Oaks, Michigan won a contest to raise the most money per capita in memory of the U.S.S. Maine, which was sunk in the Havana Harbor before the start of the War … Continue reading "1900 : President McKinley Stops in Three Oaks To Dedicate Memorial Park"
1938 : Monkeys on the Loose At Belle Isle
1938 : Monkeys on the Loose At Belle Isle
Jun 28 all-day
As if a fancifully written news report about escaped monkeys on Belle Isle weren’t adorable enough, a police inspector’s six-year-old daughter had to get involved. June 28, 1938 Escaped Belle Isle Monkeys Make Picnic an … Continue reading "1938 : Monkeys on the Loose At Belle Isle"
1946 : Gilda Radner Born in Detroit
1946 : Gilda Radner Born in Detroit
Jun 28 all-day
1946 : Gilda Radner Born in Detroit
Gilda Radner – a 1964 Liggett School alumna and University of Michigan dropout who originally wanted to be a teacher for special-needs children — is best known for her work on “Saturday Night Live” in … Continue reading "1946 : Gilda Radner Born in Detroit"
1948 : Michigan State Police Crack Down on Wild City Fliers
1948 : Michigan State Police Crack Down on Wild City Fliers
Jun 28 all-day
On June 28, 1948, nine months after they received their first airplane, the Michigan State Police began patrolling airways over Detroit to control “wild city fliers.” —Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1953 : Workers Assemble First Corvette in Flint, Michigan
1953 : Workers Assemble First Corvette in Flint, Michigan
Jun 28 all-day
On June 28, 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly … Continue reading "1953 : Workers Assemble First Corvette in Flint, Michigan"
1958: Mackinac Bridge Officially Dedicated
1958: Mackinac Bridge Officially Dedicated
Jun 28 all-day
On June 28, 1958, the Mackinac Bridge was officially dedicated by Gov. G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams, Bridge Authority Chair Prentis Brown and their wives. They stood at the North Anchor block and tied together a … Continue reading "1958: Mackinac Bridge Officially Dedicated"
1965 : The Petoskey Stone Becomes Michigan’s Official State Stone
1965 : The Petoskey Stone Becomes Michigan’s Official State Stone
Jun 28 all-day
On June 28, 1965, Governor George Romney signed a bill that made the Petoskey Stone Michigan’s official State Stone. It was fitting that Miss Ella Jane Petoskey, the only living grand-child of Chief Petosegay, was … Continue reading "1965 : The Petoskey Stone Becomes Michigan’s Official State Stone"
1976 : The Game That Made Mark Fidrych (The Bird) Famous
1976 : The Game That Made Mark Fidrych (The Bird) Famous
Jun 28 all-day
1976 : The Game That Made Mark Fidrych (The Bird) Famous
Today we remember the game that made Mark ?The Bird? Fidrych famous. It was a night game played at Tiger Stadium on June 28, 1976. The Tigers squared off against the New York Yankees for … Continue reading "1976 : The Game That Made Mark Fidrych (The Bird) Famous"
1990: Nelson Mandela Visits Detroit
1990: Nelson Mandela Visits Detroit
Jun 28 all-day
1990: Nelson Mandela Visits Detroit
Nelson Mandela spoke to over 49,000 people at Tiger Stadium in Detroit in June 1990. “The man who stands before you is not a stranger,” Mandela said. “I am a member of the UAW; I … Continue reading "1990: Nelson Mandela Visits Detroit"
2013 : Miguel Cabrera Sets Another Record
2013 : Miguel Cabrera Sets Another Record
Jun 28 all-day
Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has done something this season that no big-league hitter has done since at least 1900. He has produced three games in one season in which he has gone 4-for-4 with … Continue reading "2013 : Miguel Cabrera Sets Another Record"
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1797 : Bishop Frederic Baraga Born
1797 : Bishop Frederic Baraga Born
Jun 29 all-day
1797 : Bishop Frederic Baraga Born
Bishop Frederic Baraga was born on June 29, 1797 in the castle of Mala vas in the Northwestern part of Slovenia, and for over half of the 71 years of his life Baraga covered a … Continue reading "1797 : Bishop Frederic Baraga Born"
1853 : Elizabeth (Bessie) Jane Eaglesfield, First University of Michigan Woman Law Graduate
1853 : Elizabeth (Bessie) Jane Eaglesfield, First University of Michigan Woman Law Graduate
Jun 29 all-day
1853 : Elizabeth (Bessie) Jane Eaglesfield, First University of Michigan Woman Law Graduate
Elizabeth (Bessie) Jane Eaglesfield was born June 29, 1853, in Clay County, Indiana. She was educated in the high school at Terre Haute, Ind., and would go on to win multiple degrees from the University … Continue reading "1853 : Elizabeth (Bessie) Jane Eaglesfield, First University of Michigan Woman Law Graduate"
1863 : George Armstrong Custer Takes Command of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade
1863 : George Armstrong Custer Takes Command of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade
Jun 29 all-day
1863 : George Armstrong Custer Takes Command of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade
Raised in Monroe, Michigan, George Armstrong Custer graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1861. Serving as a junior officer for the first two years of the Civil War, Custer — and … Continue reading "1863 : George Armstrong Custer Takes Command of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade"
1916 : Detroit Cigar Factory Women Strike
1916 : Detroit Cigar Factory Women Strike
Jun 29 all-day
1916 : Detroit Cigar Factory Women Strike
Cigars … Luxurious, expensive, elitist…. But about a century ago working-class Americans enjoyed cigars every day, and Detroit was famous for manufacturing the best smokes in the nation. The industry took for a number of … Continue reading "1916 : Detroit Cigar Factory Women Strike"
1928: Michigan’s First Concerted Attempt at Eliminating Pollution
1928: Michigan’s First Concerted Attempt at Eliminating Pollution
Jun 29 all-day
On June 29, 1928, the Michigan Conservation Department and Department of Health launched a joint program of pollution control, the state’s first concerted attempt at eliminating human and industrial waste in Michigan’s lakes and streams. … Continue reading "1928: Michigan’s First Concerted Attempt at Eliminating Pollution"
1978 : Fireworks Banned Again
1978 : Fireworks Banned Again
Jun 29 all-day
On June 29, 1978, Michigan’s new fireworks law, which banned fireworks bigger than paper caps and sparklers, was slated to take effect during the coming weekend. The law included a 24-hour grace period that allows … Continue reading "1978 : Fireworks Banned Again"
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1805 : First Michigan Territorial Governor Appointed
1805 : First Michigan Territorial Governor Appointed
Jun 30 all-day
1805 : First Michigan Territorial Governor Appointed
On June 30, 1805, the first governor of the territory of Michigan was appointed. William Hull, a Massachusetts native, was appointed to govern the state out of the new capital in Detroit. Although the British … Continue reading "1805 : First Michigan Territorial Governor Appointed"
1915 : Detroit Girls Toss A Message In a Bottle; Discovered Nearly 100 Years Later
1915 : Detroit Girls Toss A Message In a Bottle; Discovered Nearly 100 Years Later
Jun 30 all-day
1915 : Detroit Girls Toss A Message In a Bottle; Discovered Nearly 100 Years Later
Steamer Tashmoo Loaded With Passengers (around 1901)  Nearly a century ago  Selina Pramstaller and Tillie Esper of Detroit wrote a simple note as they enjoyed a day at a popular amusement park on Harsens Island. … Continue reading "1915 : Detroit Girls Toss A Message In a Bottle; Discovered Nearly 100 Years Later"
1930 : Housewife’s League of Detroit Formed
1930 : Housewife’s League of Detroit Formed
Jun 30 all-day
1930 : Housewife's League of Detroit Formed
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE BURTON HISTORICAL COLLECTION, DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY The name “Housewives’ League of Detroit” may conjure up quaint images of genteel tea parties, leisurely bridge games, and gossipy luncheons, or it might sound … Continue reading "1930 : Housewife’s League of Detroit Formed"
1934 : Detroit Lions Purchased for $8,000
1934 : Detroit Lions Purchased for $8,000
Jun 30 all-day
1934 : Detroit Lions Purchased for $8,000
On June 30, 1934, the National Football League’s Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans were purchased by George A. Richards (owner of Detroit’s powerful WJR) and moved to Detroit with a new name — the Lions. The purchase … Continue reading "1934 : Detroit Lions Purchased for $8,000"
1953 : First Corvette Rolls Off Production Line in Flint
1953 : First Corvette Rolls Off Production Line in Flint
Jun 30 all-day
1953 : First Corvette Rolls Off Production Line in Flint
The first Chevrolet Corvette came off an assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Harley Earl, remembered as one of the greatest automotive designers, began working on a car called the Corvette for General Motors in 1951. … Continue reading "1953 : First Corvette Rolls Off Production Line in Flint"
1995 : Remains of Lansing to Howell Plank Road Discovered
1995 : Remains of Lansing to Howell Plank Road Discovered
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On June 30, 1995, workers reconstructing Grand River Avenue in East Lansing, Michigan, ran into a series of logs lying side by side two feet below the road surface. An on-site technician from the Michigan … Continue reading "1995 : Remains of Lansing to Howell Plank Road Discovered"
2010 : Buster Keaton Statue Dedicated in Muskegon
2010 : Buster Keaton Statue Dedicated in Muskegon
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2010 : Buster Keaton Statue Dedicated in Muskegon
The Muskegon, Michigan Connection: This bronze statue of Buster Keaton along with a commemorative plaque was purchased and placed in front of the Frauenthal Center in downtown Muskegon on Western Avenue on June 30, 2010. … Continue reading "2010 : Buster Keaton Statue Dedicated in Muskegon"
2015 : Michigan Experiences Second Earthquake in Two Months
2015 : Michigan Experiences Second Earthquake in Two Months
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A 3.3-magnitude earthquake that struck 13 miles southeast of Battle Creek today has scientists scratching their heads. Today’s temblor was about 20 miles from the location of a magnitude-4.2 quake that occurred 5 miles south … Continue reading "2015 : Michigan Experiences Second Earthquake in Two Months"
2015 : MSU Ranked Among 50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.
2015 : MSU Ranked Among 50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.
Jun 30 all-day
According to Best Colleges Online, MSU’s W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Hidden Lake Gardens are ranked among the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.” In evaluating the top university botanical … Continue reading "2015 : MSU Ranked Among 50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S."
2016: MSU’s century-old barley revived to make Michigan beer
2016: MSU’s century-old barley revived to make Michigan beer
Jun 30 all-day
In the waning days of prohibition, Congress legalized 3.2 beer, opening up a new market for Michigan farmers. For years they had been growing Spartan barley, a grain developed at Michigan State College in 1916, and … Continue reading "2016: MSU’s century-old barley revived to make Michigan beer"
2020 : Lewis Cass Building Renamed Elliott-Larsen Building
2020 : Lewis Cass Building Renamed Elliott-Larsen Building
Jun 30 all-day
A state office building in downtown Lansing has been renamed to honor the authors of Michigan’s landmark civil rights law, making it the first state building to be named after an African American woman. The … Continue reading "2020 : Lewis Cass Building Renamed Elliott-Larsen Building"