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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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