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1887 : Detroit Wolverines Win First Pennant
1887 : Detroit Wolverines Win First Pennant
Oct 10 all-day
In 1887 the Detroits — more commonly know as the Detroit Wolverines — captured the only pennant of its eight-year stay in the National League and then went on to play the American Association champion … Continue reading "1887 : Detroit Wolverines Win First Pennant"
1890 : Ferguson v Gies, 82 Mich 358, Michigan’s Great Civil Rights Case Decided
1890 : Ferguson v Gies, 82 Mich 358, Michigan’s Great Civil Rights Case Decided
Oct 10 all-day
After being kicked out of a Detroit restaurant for refusing to sit in the “colored” section, William Ferguson filed a discrimination suit. He lost, but appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court. In 1890 the court … Continue reading "1890 : Ferguson v Gies, 82 Mich 358, Michigan’s Great Civil Rights Case Decided"
1901 : Henry Ford’s One and Only Racing Victory
1901 : Henry Ford’s One and Only Racing Victory
Oct 10 all-day
On Oct. 10, 1901, Henry Ford took one of his contraptions from his Detroit Auto Company to the Grosse Pointe Race Track and raced Alexander Winton of Cleveland, an auto manufacturer considered one of the … Continue reading "1901 : Henry Ford’s One and Only Racing Victory"
1938 : Blue Water Bridge Open for Traffic
1938 : Blue Water Bridge Open for Traffic
Oct 10 all-day
1938 : Blue Water Bridge Open for Traffic
The Blue Water Bridge over the St. Clair River at Port Huron opens to traffic on this date in 1938. A second span was completed in 1997. Source : Michigan History, September/October 2011.
1945 : Detroit Tigers Win Their 2nd World Series; October 10, 1968 : Detroit Tigers Win Their 3rd World Series
1945 : Detroit Tigers Win Their 2nd World Series; October 10, 1968 : Detroit Tigers Win Their 3rd World Series
Oct 10 all-day
On October 10, 1945 The Detroit Tigers won their second World Series Championship, defeating the Chicago Cubs, 9–3 in game 7 at Wrigley Field. On the same date in 1968, the Tigers defeated the St. … Continue reading "1945 : Detroit Tigers Win Their 2nd World Series; October 10, 1968 : Detroit Tigers Win Their 3rd World Series"
1954 : Rob Paulsen III Born
1954 : Rob Paulsen III Born
Oct 10 all-day
Robert Fredrick “Rob” Paulsen III (born October 10, 1954) is an American voice actor, singer and former actor who has done many voice roles in various films, television shows and video games. He is best … Continue reading "1954 : Rob Paulsen III Born"
1959 : Spikehorn Meyer Passes Away, Owner of Bear Den and Dear Park in Harrison
1959 : Spikehorn Meyer Passes Away, Owner of Bear Den and Dear Park in Harrison
Oct 10 all-day
1959 : Spikehorn Meyer Passes Away, Owner of Bear Den and Dear Park in Harrison
 One of the most colorful characters in our state’s history, John E. ‘Spikehorn’ Meyer  was born in Ohio on July 15, 1870 and traveled to Michigan in 1876 with his family. His family purchased … Continue reading "1959 : Spikehorn Meyer Passes Away, Owner of Bear Den and Dear Park in Harrison"
1966 : General Casimir Pulaski Receives A Statue in Detroit
1966 : General Casimir Pulaski Receives A Statue in Detroit
Oct 10 all-day
A statue of General Casimir Pulaski, a much-honored Revolutionary war hero who established the young nation’s first cavalry, was erected at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Michigan Avenue in Detroit. A large crowd, many … Continue reading "1966 : General Casimir Pulaski Receives A Statue in Detroit"
1974 : Detroit Wheels of the World Football League Play Final Game
1974 : Detroit Wheels of the World Football League Play Final Game
Oct 10 all-day
The Detroit Wheels, the shortest-lived franchise in the short-lived World Football League, stumbled and bumbled across our sports landscape. The team folded on October 10th, cancelling the final 6 games of the season. For the … Continue reading "1974 : Detroit Wheels of the World Football League Play Final Game"
2013 : Detroit Tigers Advance to 3rd Straight American League Championship Series
2013 : Detroit Tigers Advance to 3rd Straight American League Championship Series
Oct 10 all-day
The Tigers are forced to travel to Oakland to win the 5th game of the playoff against the Athletics, 3-0. The ailing Miguel Cabrera hits a homer to help decide the game. The Tigers will … Continue reading "2013 : Detroit Tigers Advance to 3rd Straight American League Championship Series"
2014 : MI-ALA Holds First Kick-Off Meeting
2014 : MI-ALA Holds First Kick-Off Meeting
Oct 10 all-day
Michigan Academic Library Association (MI-ALA), a chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries,  is the new professional association of academic library staff & libraries and the professional home for anyone who works in … Continue reading "2014 : MI-ALA Holds First Kick-Off Meeting"
2016: State High Court Taps First Female Reporter of Decisions
2016: State High Court Taps First Female Reporter of Decisions
Oct 10 all-day
The Michigan Supreme Court appointed Kathryn L. Loomis of Ann Arbor to serve as the reporter of decisions, the first woman to hold the post since 1838. Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. announced the … Continue reading "2016: State High Court Taps First Female Reporter of Decisions"
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