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1918 : Detroit Celebrates End of World War I
1918 : Detroit Celebrates End of World War I
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1918 : Detroit Celebrates End of World War I
This crowd marches triumphantly through downtown Detroit, carrying an effigy of the humiliated German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II. On Armistice Day, November 11, 1918 — after peace was announced — Detroit’s mayor called for a … Continue reading "1918 : Detroit Celebrates End of World War I"
1928 : Detroit’s Fisher Theater Opens as Movie and Vaudeville House
1928 : Detroit’s Fisher Theater Opens as Movie and Vaudeville House
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1928 : Detroit's Fisher Theater Opens as Movie and Vaudeville House
The Fisher Theatre opened as a movie and vaudeville house on November 11, 1928. It featured Mexican-Indian art, banana trees, a goldfish pond and wandering macaws that audience members fed by hand. Remodeled as a … Continue reading "1928 : Detroit’s Fisher Theater Opens as Movie and Vaudeville House"
1929 : Ambassador Bridge Opens
1929 : Ambassador Bridge Opens
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1929 : Ambassador Bridge Opens
The Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Canada was dedicated on November 11, 1929. Large crowds of 50,000 gathered on the Canadian side and possibly up to 100,000 on the American side. Sirens were sounded from … Continue reading "1929 : Ambassador Bridge Opens"
1939 : Cedar Springs, Michigan, Holds First Red Flannel Festival
1939 : Cedar Springs, Michigan, Holds First Red Flannel Festival
Nov 11 all-day
1939 : Cedar Springs, Michigan, Holds First Red Flannel Festival
Here is the story of how Cedar Springs, Michigan became the Red Flannel capital. In the winter of 1936, in the midst of the great depression, the whole country was in the throes of a … Continue reading "1939 : Cedar Springs, Michigan, Holds First Red Flannel Festival"
1940 : Armistice Day Storm
1940 : Armistice Day Storm
Nov 11 all-day
The forecast for Nov. 11, 1940 was nothing out of the ordinary. It was unseasonably warm, with the high temperature pushing 60 degrees before noon. All throughout the Midwest, people left their homes in short … Continue reading "1940 : Armistice Day Storm"
1954 : Lansing’s First Veterans Day Parade
1954 : Lansing’s First Veterans Day Parade
Nov 11 all-day
Veterans Day, celebrated nationally on November 11, originated as Armistice Day in 1926, commemorating the date in 1981 when World War I effectively ended. In 1954, President Eisenhower declared that in order to honor veterans … Continue reading "1954 : Lansing’s First Veterans Day Parade"
1975 : Rev. Richard W. Ingalls, Sr. Tolls Mariner Church’s Bell 29 Times for the Edmund Fitzgerald
1975 : Rev. Richard W. Ingalls, Sr. Tolls Mariner Church’s Bell 29 Times for the Edmund Fitzgerald
Nov 11 all-day
Rev. Richard W. Ingalls Sr. first tolled the Mariner Church of Detroit’s bell 29 times on the morning of Nov. 11, 1975, for each man lost on the freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in … Continue reading "1975 : Rev. Richard W. Ingalls, Sr. Tolls Mariner Church’s Bell 29 Times for the Edmund Fitzgerald"
2011 : MSU 1st Big Ten Team to Play on Aircraft Carrier
2011 : MSU 1st Big Ten Team to Play on Aircraft Carrier
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2011 : MSU 1st Big Ten Team to Play on Aircraft Carrier
On November 11, 2011, Michigan State University played the University of North Carolina aboard the U.S. Aircraft Carrier Carl Vinson in San Diego, California to honor the nation’s veterans. UNC won the basketball game, 67 … Continue reading "2011 : MSU 1st Big Ten Team to Play on Aircraft Carrier"
2014 : Ford Launches 2015 F-150 Aluminum Trucks at Rouge Plant
2014 : Ford Launches 2015 F-150 Aluminum Trucks at Rouge Plant
Nov 11 all-day
For Bill Ford, today’s event to mark the start of production of the all-new 2015 F-150 at the Ford Rouge Center is personal. “It is a great day for me and the family. The Rouge … Continue reading "2014 : Ford Launches 2015 F-150 Aluminum Trucks at Rouge Plant"
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