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1802 : Detroit Receives City Charter from Northwest Territorial Government
1802 : Detroit Receives City Charter from Northwest Territorial Government
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Detroit was incorporated as a town by the legislature of the Northwest Territory at Chillicothe, Ohio, and approved by Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair on January 18, 1802, effective February 1, 1802. Government was administered by a five-person … Continue reading "1802 : Detroit Receives City Charter from Northwest Territorial Government"
1813 : British Commander of Newly Seized Detroit Orders Prominent Americans to Depart
1813 : British Commander of Newly Seized Detroit Orders Prominent Americans to Depart
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After Detroit was captured in War of 1812, Colonel Henry Proctor, the British commander, declared martial law and ordered prominent Americans to leave Detroit. Source : Historical Society of Michigan. Letter from 29 Detroit Citizens … Continue reading "1813 : British Commander of Newly Seized Detroit Orders Prominent Americans to Depart"
1832 : Ann Arbor Newspaper Calls for Transcontinental Railroad
1832 : Ann Arbor Newspaper Calls for Transcontinental Railroad
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On February 1, 1832, The Western Immigrant, an Ann Arbor newspaper, printed the first published proposal for a transcontinental railroad. Source: Michigan History Or was it February 6, 1832? See John Debo Galloway, The Transcontinental … Continue reading "1832 : Ann Arbor Newspaper Calls for Transcontinental Railroad"
1902 : MAC Defeats Alma, 102-3
1902 : MAC Defeats Alma, 102-3
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On Sunday — Feb. 1, 1902 — the Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) Aggies hosted Alma College in East Lansing. It was George Denman’s debut as MAC’s coach and what an opener it was, a 102-3 … Continue reading "1902 : MAC Defeats Alma, 102-3"
1942 : Blue Star Mothers of America Formed in Flint
1942 : Blue Star Mothers of America Formed in Flint
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On February 1, 1942, 300 mothers met in the Durant Hotel in Flint, Michigan to form the Blue Star Mothers of America, a patriotic service organization of women who had loved ones serving overseas. On … Continue reading "1942 : Blue Star Mothers of America Formed in Flint"
1967 : I-94 Completed
1967 : I-94 Completed
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The last link of I-94 was completed, making Michigan the first state to have a border-to-border interstate highway. The seven-mile section of I-94 that opened through St. Clair Shores and Roseville completed the 275-mile highway … Continue reading "1967 : I-94 Completed"
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