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1869 : State Court Orders Integration of Detroit Schools
1869 : State Court Orders Integration of Detroit Schools
Oct 11 all-day
On October 11, 1869, black children were admitted to the Detroit Public Schools for the first time. Detroit’s black residents had been fighting for educational opportunities since the state established whites-only schools in the 19th … Continue reading "1869 : State Court Orders Integration of Detroit Schools"
1899 : Should Michigan Be Recognized for First in Flight?
1899 : Should Michigan Be Recognized for First in Flight?
Oct 11 all-day
1899 : Should Michigan Be Recognized for First in Flight?
In 1896 Augustus Moore Herring applied for what was possibly the earliest patent of its type in the country, a United States Patent for a man-supporting, heavier-than-air, motorized, controllable, “flying machine”. Financed by Matthias Arnot … Continue reading "1899 : Should Michigan Be Recognized for First in Flight?"
1907 : First World Series Game Ever Played in Detroit
1907 : First World Series Game Ever Played in Detroit
Oct 11 all-day
On October 11, 1907, the Chicago Cubs beat the Tigers 6-1 in the first World Series game ever played in Detroit. A crowd of 11,036 attended the game at Bennett Park. The Tigers went on … Continue reading "1907 : First World Series Game Ever Played in Detroit"
1910 : Michigan Campus Newspaper Calls for Numbers on Football Jerseys
1910 : Michigan Campus Newspaper Calls for Numbers on Football Jerseys
Oct 11 all-day
On October 11, 1910, a Michigan Daily editorial strongly requested that University of Michigan’s football players be identified during future games by sewing numbers on their jerseys. But Coach Fielding H. Yost vetoed the idea, … Continue reading "1910 : Michigan Campus Newspaper Calls for Numbers on Football Jerseys"
1913 : George Gauthier Helps MAC Defeat Wolverines for First Time
1913 : George Gauthier Helps MAC Defeat Wolverines for First Time
Oct 11 all-day
1913 : George Gauthier Helps MAC Defeat Wolverines for First Time
Coach John Macklin initially told George Gauthier he couldn’t join the MAC football team because he only stood 5-foot-6 and weighed only 133 pounds. Macklin eventually relented and Gauthier helped lead MAC to its first … Continue reading "1913 : George Gauthier Helps MAC Defeat Wolverines for First Time"
1913 : Gideon Smith Helps MAC Beat Michigan For the First Time
1913 : Gideon Smith Helps MAC Beat Michigan For the First Time
Oct 11 all-day
1913 : Gideon Smith Helps MAC Beat Michigan For the First Time
Gideon Smith was the first African-American to participate in athletics at MSU and one of the first in the country to play intercollegiate football.   And lest we forget, he was not only a pioneering football … Continue reading "1913 : Gideon Smith Helps MAC Beat Michigan For the First Time"
1914 : Wolverines Hope To Have More Fans At M.A.C. Than Aggies
1914 : Wolverines Hope To Have More Fans At M.A.C. Than Aggies
Oct 11 all-day
In preparation for the trip to East Lansing On October 17, the Wolverines are hoping for a big turnout since the trip can be made for less than $3 and since student passbooks will be … Continue reading "1914 : Wolverines Hope To Have More Fans At M.A.C. Than Aggies"
1924 : MAC Stadium Dedication
1924 : MAC Stadium Dedication
Oct 11 all-day
1924 : MAC Stadium Dedication
Michigan Agricultural College had been playing the game of football since 1896, but it wasn’t until 1923 — when Ralph Young became coach and athletic director — that things really started to evolve. A $160,000 … Continue reading "1924 : MAC Stadium Dedication"
1930 : Hilda Mueller of Bay City Wins First National Championship in Hydroplane Boat Racing
1930 : Hilda Mueller of Bay City Wins First National Championship in Hydroplane Boat Racing
Oct 11 all-day
For a few seasons in 1930 and 1931, Hilda Johanna Mueller of Bay City was the darling of the National Outboard Association, winning numerous races in hydroplane boat racing. On Memorial Day, 1930, she set … Continue reading "1930 : Hilda Mueller of Bay City Wins First National Championship in Hydroplane Boat Racing"
1974 : Sandra Thompson, 1st Black Female State Trooper
1974 : Sandra Thompson, 1st Black Female State Trooper
Oct 11 all-day
Sandra Thompson was the first black woman to become a Michigan State Police trooper. Thompson graduated from state police recruit school in 1974 and retired in 1999 after 25 years at the Lansing and state … Continue reading "1974 : Sandra Thompson, 1st Black Female State Trooper"
2017 : Detroit plans to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in 2018
2017 : Detroit plans to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in 2018
Oct 11 all-day
Detroit plans to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day starting next year instead of Columbus Day. The Detroit News reports City Council approved a proposal Tuesday on the issue about how to mark the second Monday of … Continue reading "2017 : Detroit plans to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in 2018"
Casimir Pulaski Day
Casimir Pulaski Day
Oct 11 all-day
Sec. 1.  October 11 of each year shall be known as the “Casimir Pulaski Day”. MCL 435.141
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