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1851 : Ulysses S Grant Sues Over Lack of Snow Removal
1851 : Ulysses S Grant Sues Over Lack of Snow Removal
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Before being elected as president of the United States, and before becoming a General in the Union Army against the Confederates in the Civil War, young Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant served as a quartermaster living … Continue reading "1851 : Ulysses S Grant Sues Over Lack of Snow Removal"
1872 : Michigan’s first Grange, the Burnside Grange, organized at Lapeer County
1872 : Michigan’s first Grange, the Burnside Grange, organized at Lapeer County
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On January 10, 1872, Michigan’s first Grange, the Burnside Grange, organized at Lapeer County. By 1875, six-hundred local Granges had formed throughout Michigan and, though the first formed for educational and social purposes, they became … Continue reading "1872 : Michigan’s first Grange, the Burnside Grange, organized at Lapeer County"
1964: William Clay Ford Buys Detroit Lions Franchise
1964: William Clay Ford Buys Detroit Lions Franchise
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1964: William Clay Ford Buys Detroit Lions Franchise
William Clay Ford took control of the Detroit Lions on January 10, 1964. Ford, one of Henry Ford’s grandchildren, paid $4.5 million for the football team on what turned out to be the same day … Continue reading "1964: William Clay Ford Buys Detroit Lions Franchise"
1974 : Senator Charles Youngbook Resigns from Michigan Legislature
1974 : Senator Charles Youngbook Resigns from Michigan Legislature
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Detroit Democrat Charles Youngblood was convicted of conspiracy to bribe a public official over a liquor license for a supermarket chain. When his fellow Democrats said they would vote to expel him in 1974, he … Continue reading "1974 : Senator Charles Youngbook Resigns from Michigan Legislature"
2000 : Calvin College Hosts Leading Republican Presidential Candidates
2000 : Calvin College Hosts Leading Republican Presidential Candidates
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On January 10, 2000, Grand Rapids was center stage on the nation’s political front as Republican Presidential candidates met for a televised debate at Calvin College. The candidates included Texas Gov. George W. Bush, Arizona … Continue reading "2000 : Calvin College Hosts Leading Republican Presidential Candidates"
2012 : Steve Perry Explains “South Detroit” Reference
2012 : Steve Perry Explains “South Detroit” Reference
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2012 : Steve Perry Explains "South Detroit" Reference
Reached at home in San Diego, former Journey frontman Steve Perry admitted for the first time that he totally made up the geographic locale of “South Detroit.” The world’s all-time most-downloaded mp3 has inspired confusion … Continue reading "2012 : Steve Perry Explains “South Detroit” Reference"
2016 : Ralph Hauenstein Dies, WWII Military Hero, Businessman, Philanthropist, and Goldfish Cracker Maker
2016 : Ralph Hauenstein Dies, WWII Military Hero, Businessman, Philanthropist, and Goldfish Cracker Maker
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2016 : Ralph Hauenstein Dies, WWII Military Hero, Businessman, Philanthropist, and Goldfish Cracker Maker
After seeing the devastation of war and knowing Europe would need rebuilding, the late Ralph Hauenstein decided to go into the export business, but he had no idea what he would export. With the help … Continue reading "2016 : Ralph Hauenstein Dies, WWII Military Hero, Businessman, Philanthropist, and Goldfish Cracker Maker"
2018 : MelCat’s Birthday Anniversary
2018 : MelCat’s Birthday Anniversary
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2018 : MelCat's  Birthday Anniversary
It’s hard to believe but MeLCat is now 13 years old! The first successful patron request was placed on January 10, 2005 at 12:41pm when a West Bloomfield patron requested Alice Starmore’s “The Celtic collection: … Continue reading "2018 : MelCat’s Birthday Anniversary"
2020: Rep. Larry Inman (Williamsburg, MI) Escapes Recall Initiative
2020: Rep. Larry Inman (Williamsburg, MI) Escapes Recall Initiative
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In a staff report, the Bureau of Elections once again concluded the Recall Inman Committee did not collect the 12,201 signatures needed to recall Inman, R-Williamsburg, who last year was accused of trying to sell … Continue reading "2020: Rep. Larry Inman (Williamsburg, MI) Escapes Recall Initiative"
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