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1805 : Michigan Designated a Territory
1805 : Michigan Designated a Territory
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1805 : Michigan Designated a Territory
On January 11, 1805, President Thomas Jefferson signed an act establishing the Michigan Territory. When Ohio became a state in 1803, the present-day state of Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory. Since the territorial … Continue reading "1805 : Michigan Designated a Territory"
1945 : Michigan State Senator Assassinated Before Testifying About Legislative Bribes
1945 : Michigan State Senator Assassinated Before Testifying About Legislative Bribes
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1945 : Michigan State Senator Assassinated Before Testifying About Legislative Bribes
On Jan. 11, 1945, Sen. Warren G. Hooper was assassinated only after two weeks in office as a senator. A passer-by happened upon Hooper’s burning Sedan on a rural road near Springport. Inside the vehicle, … Continue reading "1945 : Michigan State Senator Assassinated Before Testifying About Legislative Bribes"
1955 : Smog Mentioned As Unpleasant Side Effect of Automobile Traffic
1955 : Smog Mentioned As Unpleasant Side Effect of Automobile Traffic
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On January 11, 1955, a presentation at the Society of Automotive Engineers in Detroit advanced an unpleasant theory about automobiles. A team of scientists gave the engineers something to think about when they said tests … Continue reading "1955 : Smog Mentioned As Unpleasant Side Effect of Automobile Traffic"
1960 : Legislative Reform Committee Proposes Abolishing Michigan Senate
1960 : Legislative Reform Committee Proposes Abolishing Michigan Senate
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Attempts to weaken the opposing political party’s power are nothing new in Michigan. On Jan. 11, 1960, Michigan Democratic leaders proposed a plan to abolish the state Senate. These recommendations were proposed by a Legislative … Continue reading "1960 : Legislative Reform Committee Proposes Abolishing Michigan Senate"
1987 : Bailey Sisoy Isgro Born, Detroit History Tours Founder
1987 : Bailey Sisoy Isgro Born, Detroit History Tours Founder
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1987 : Bailey Sisoy Isgro Born, Detroit History Tours Founder
Bailey Sisoy Isgro sits at the parlor table in her home, which she’s renovating for her business, Detroit History Tours. On January 11, 1987, somewhere in what is now Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Bailey Sisoy Isgro … Continue reading "1987 : Bailey Sisoy Isgro Born, Detroit History Tours Founder"
1987 : Motor City Madam Dies
1987 : Motor City Madam Dies
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1987 : Motor City Madam Dies
Helen McGowan published her memoir, “Motor City Madam,” in 1964. On January 11, 1987, somewhere in what is now Hutzel Women’s Hospital, a woman once known as Detroit’s top madam died from complications of a … Continue reading "1987 : Motor City Madam Dies"
1988 : Beaumont Doctor Delivers 1st Test-Tube Qunituplets
1988 : Beaumont Doctor Delivers 1st Test-Tube Qunituplets
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1988 : Beaumont Doctor Delivers 1st Test-Tube Qunituplets
Dr. Lenny Hutton had been in practice for four years in 1987 when the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) program at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak referred a 34-year-old woman expecting quintuplets—make that America’s first test-tube quintuplets. … Continue reading "1988 : Beaumont Doctor Delivers 1st Test-Tube Qunituplets"
2017 : State Police Get 100th Anniversary Commemorative Cars
2017 : State Police Get 100th Anniversary Commemorative Cars
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2017 : State Police Get 100th Anniversary Commemorative Cars
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Department of State Police, starting Wednesday, 50 special edition black and gold patrol cars joined the department’s patrol fleet. The 2016 Dodge Chargers are painted to look like … Continue reading "2017 : State Police Get 100th Anniversary Commemorative Cars"
2018 : Michigan Celebrates Milk Day
2018 : Michigan Celebrates Milk Day
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2018 : Michigan Celebrates Milk Day
As January 11th is ‘Milk Day,’ here’s a few MI milk facts. Over 97% of all dairy farms here are family owned with an average herd has about 176 cows. The typical Michigan cow will … Continue reading "2018 : Michigan Celebrates Milk Day"
2019 : Former MSU Basketball Coach Gus Ganakas Dies
2019 : Former MSU Basketball Coach Gus Ganakas Dies
Jan 11 all-day
Gus Ganakas, former MSU basketball coach, died today at the age of 92. One of MSU’s all time great athletic ambassadors.  Ganakas was the head coach for the Spartans from 1969-76.  His best season with … Continue reading "2019 : Former MSU Basketball Coach Gus Ganakas Dies"
2020 : Open Carry of Guns Banned in Michigan Capitol
2020 : Open Carry of Guns Banned in Michigan Capitol
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Monday the Michigan State Capitol Commission revisited the issue of whether or not to ban the open carry of firearms inside the Capitol building, voting this time in favor of the ban. The question was … Continue reading "2020 : Open Carry of Guns Banned in Michigan Capitol"
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