Calendar

1 Fri
All-day
1838 : Patriot War Along Detroit River Begins
1838 : Patriot War Along Detroit River Begins
Jan 1 all-day
1838 : Patriot War Along Detroit River Begins
The first attempt the Patriots made to invade Canada was in January 1838. A group of Patriots or Pirates, met on January 1, 1838, and they raised $135.00 and ten rifles to aid their cause. … Continue reading "1838 : Patriot War Along Detroit River Begins"
1879 : State Capitol Opens in Lansing
1879 : State Capitol Opens in Lansing
Jan 1 all-day
1879 : State Capitol Opens in Lansing
The state Capitol in Lansing opened on Jan. 1, 1879. At the dedication, Gov. Charles Croswell said it was “evidence of the lasting taste, spirit and enterprise” of Michigan’s citizenry. It was Michigan’s third Capitol. … Continue reading "1879 : State Capitol Opens in Lansing"
1895 : C. W. Post Creates the First Batch of Postum
1895 : C. W. Post Creates the First Batch of Postum
Jan 1 all-day
C.W. Post launched what is today one of the largest cereal companies in the U.S. on Jan. 1, 1895, in a small barn in Battle Creek. His first product was Postum, a coffee substitute. Post … Continue reading "1895 : C. W. Post Creates the First Batch of Postum"
1899 : Merrie Abbott, Michigan’s First Female County Prosecutor (Unofficially)
1899 : Merrie Abbott, Michigan’s First Female County Prosecutor (Unofficially)
Jan 1 all-day
Ogemaw County voters elected Merrie Abbott County Prosecutor in 1898, but the Supreme Court removed her the following year in a bizarre turn of events. Abbott and her husband had been practicing law together in … Continue reading "1899 : Merrie Abbott, Michigan’s First Female County Prosecutor (Unofficially)"
1902 : University of Michigan Wins The First Rose Bowl
1902 : University of Michigan Wins The First Rose Bowl
Jan 1 all-day
1902 : University of Michigan Wins The First Rose Bowl
Originally titled the “Tournament East-West football game,” the Rose Bowl was first played on January 1, 1902, starting the tradition of New Year’s Day bowl games. The inaugural game featured Fielding Yost’s dominating 1901 Michigan … Continue reading "1902 : University of Michigan Wins The First Rose Bowl"
1911 : Detroit Tiger Hank Greenburg Born
1911 : Detroit Tiger Hank Greenburg Born
Jan 1 all-day
1911 : Detroit Tiger Hank Greenburg Born
Henry Benjamin “Hank” Greenberg (January 1, 1911 – September 4, 1986), nicknamed “Hammerin’ Hank” or “The Hebrew Hammer,” was an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s. A first baseman primarily for the … Continue reading "1911 : Detroit Tiger Hank Greenburg Born"
1936 : Emilia Schaub Becomes Michigan’s First Woman County Prosecutor (Officially!)
1936 : Emilia Schaub Becomes Michigan’s First Woman County Prosecutor (Officially!)
Jan 1 all-day
Emilia Schaub was born in 1891 to German immigrants in a log cabin in Leelanau County. Schaub holds many firsts in Michigan’s history. While practicing law in Detroit, she was the first woman in the … Continue reading "1936 : Emilia Schaub Becomes Michigan’s First Woman County Prosecutor (Officially!)"
1940 : Matilda Lodge Wilson, 1st Female Lieutenant Governor in Michigan
1940 : Matilda Lodge Wilson, 1st Female Lieutenant Governor in Michigan
Jan 1 all-day
1940 : Matilda Lodge Wilson, 1st Female Lieutenant Governor in Michigan
Wjhen Matilda Lodge was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Michigan by Luren Dickinson on January 1, 1940, she became not only the first woman Lieutenant Governor in Michigan, but also the first woman first woman Lieutenant … Continue reading "1940 : Matilda Lodge Wilson, 1st Female Lieutenant Governor in Michigan"
1942 : Dennis Archer Born, Future Michigan Supreme Court Member and Detroit Mayor
1942 : Dennis Archer Born, Future Michigan Supreme Court Member and Detroit Mayor
Jan 1 all-day
Dennis Wayne Archer (born January 1, 1942) is an American lawyer, jurist and former politician from Michigan. A Democrat, Archer served on the Michigan Supreme Court and as mayor of Detroit. He later served as … Continue reading "1942 : Dennis Archer Born, Future Michigan Supreme Court Member and Detroit Mayor"
1954 : MSU Spartans Win Their First Rose Bowl
1954 : MSU Spartans Win Their First Rose Bowl
Jan 1 all-day
1954 : MSU Spartans Win Their First Rose Bowl
On January 1, 1954, the MSU Spartans defeated UCLA 28-20 in their first Rose Bowl appearance. Although MSU joined the Big Ten Conference in 1950, 1953 was the first year in which they played a … Continue reading "1954 : MSU Spartans Win Their First Rose Bowl"
1969 : Verne Troyer, Actor, Born in Sturgis, Michigan
1969 : Verne Troyer, Actor, Born in Sturgis, Michigan
Jan 1 all-day
1969 : Verne Troyer, Actor, Born in Sturgis, Michigan
Verne Troyer (born January 1, 1969; died April 21, 2018) was an American actor, stunt actor and comedian. He was notable for his height of 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m), the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia dwarfism, making … Continue reading "1969 : Verne Troyer, Actor, Born in Sturgis, Michigan"
1976 : Lake Superior State University Releases First List of Banished Words
1976 : Lake Superior State University Releases First List of Banished Words
Jan 1 all-day
1976 : Lake Superior State University Releases First List of Banished Words
In 1977, one year after Lake Superior State University Public Relations Director W.T. (Bill) Rabe released the first “banished words list,” he said that the international reaction from news media and the public told him … Continue reading "1976 : Lake Superior State University Releases First List of Banished Words"
1978 : Orville Hubbard, Infamous Segregationist, Steps Down as Mayor of Dearborn
1978 : Orville Hubbard, Infamous Segregationist, Steps Down as Mayor of Dearborn
Jan 1 all-day
1978 : Orville Hubbard, Infamous Segregationist, Steps Down as Mayor of Dearborn
Orville Hubbard, an infamous segregationist, officially stepped down on Jan. 1, 1978, after 36 years as mayor of Dearborn. Hubbard had a stroke on Nov. 3, 1974, and several mayors pro tem actually ran the … Continue reading "1978 : Orville Hubbard, Infamous Segregationist, Steps Down as Mayor of Dearborn"
1989 : The Temptations Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1989 : The Temptations Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jan 1 all-day
1989 : The Temptations Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Temptations were the quintessential Motown vocal group. The quintet offered a rich blend of voices accompanied by stylish, coordinated dance moves. With songs and production from some of Motown’s brightest lights – most notably … Continue reading "1989 : The Temptations Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"
2013 : Sam Singh, 1st Indian-American To Serve in Michigan House
2013 : Sam Singh, 1st Indian-American To Serve in Michigan House
Jan 1 all-day
2013 : Sam Singh, 1st Indian-American To Serve in Michigan House
Taking office on January 1, 2013, Sam Singh was the first Indian-American to serve in the Michigan House, and that made him the first Indian-American to serve as minority leader when he became the chamber’s … Continue reading "2013 : Sam Singh, 1st Indian-American To Serve in Michigan House"
2015 : Richard Bernstein Sworn In as Michigan’s First Blind Supreme Court Justice
2015 : Richard Bernstein Sworn In as Michigan’s First Blind Supreme Court Justice
Jan 1 all-day
2015 : Richard Bernstein Sworn In as Michigan's First Blind Supreme Court Justice
Richard Bernstein made history on New Year’s Day when he was sworn in as the Michigan Supreme Court’s first blind justice during a chilly inauguration ceremony at the Capitol. The 41-year-old disability rights attorney and … Continue reading "2015 : Richard Bernstein Sworn In as Michigan’s First Blind Supreme Court Justice"
12:00 am
1:00 am
2:00 am
3:00 am
4:00 am
5:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
8:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm