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1847 : Thomas Edison Born, the Wizard of Menlo Park
1847 : Thomas Edison Born, the Wizard of Menlo Park
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1847 : Thomas Edison Born, the Wizard of Menlo Park
On February 11, 1847, inventor Thomas Edison was born in Ohio, before his family moved to Port Huron when Edison was seven. He was home schooled by his mother. Edison sold fruits and vegetables on … Continue reading "1847 : Thomas Edison Born, the Wizard of Menlo Park"
1859 : Michigan Legislature Incorporates Isabella County
1859 : Michigan Legislature Incorporates Isabella County
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On February 11, 1859 the state legislature organized Isabella County and a commission was appointed by the governor to establish the county seat at Isabella Centre. Less than a year later, residents voted to move … Continue reading "1859 : Michigan Legislature Incorporates Isabella County"
1923 : MAC’s Hockey Team Claims First-Ever Victory
1923 : MAC’s Hockey Team Claims First-Ever Victory
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February 11, 1923 — MAC’s hockey team claims its first-ever victory, a 6-1 win over the Lansing Independents. More about MAC/MSU Hockey: The first record of an ice hockey game is from January 11, 1922, … Continue reading "1923 : MAC’s Hockey Team Claims First-Ever Victory"
1936 : Actor Burt Reynolds Born in Lansing, Michigan
1936 : Actor Burt Reynolds Born in Lansing, Michigan
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1936 : Actor Burt Reynolds Born in Lansing, Michigan
On February 11, 1936 a son was begat to Burton Milo and Fern (Miller) Reynolds. Burton Leon Reynolds, or “Burt Reynolds” as he is more commonly known, was born and spent his first years at … Continue reading "1936 : Actor Burt Reynolds Born in Lansing, Michigan"
1937: General Motors Recognizes UAW
1937: General Motors Recognizes UAW
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1937: General Motors Recognizes UAW
On February 11, 1937, after a three-month series of sit-down strikes across the United States and Canada, General Motors recognized the United Auto Workers union. On Feb. 11, 1937, the 44-day Flint Sit-Down Strike ended … Continue reading "1937: General Motors Recognizes UAW"
1965 “Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits MSU and Delivers Speech
1965 “Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits MSU and Delivers Speech
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1965 "Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits MSU and Delivers Speech
On February 11, 1965, more than 4,000 students and community residents attended a campus visit and lecture by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was standing room only in the Auditorium, with the overflow … Continue reading "1965 “Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits MSU and Delivers Speech"
1974 : Lansing Police Break Up Striking Motor Wheel Protest
1974 : Lansing Police Break Up Striking Motor Wheel Protest
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Fifty helmeted Lansing Police wielding riot sticks waded into an angry crowd of striking Motor Wheel workers early this morning, resulting in a bloody clash that sent two pickets to the hospital, and brought the … Continue reading "1974 : Lansing Police Break Up Striking Motor Wheel Protest"
2011 : Odessa Smalls-Arthur Featured in Big Ten’s Celebrating Black History Month
2011 : Odessa Smalls-Arthur Featured in Big Ten’s Celebrating Black History Month
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2011 : Odessa Smalls-Arthur Featured in Big Ten's Celebrating Black History Month
Odessa Smalls-Arthur was selected as George Alderton Female Athlete of the Year at Michigan State University in 1987. A sprinter extraordinaire, she blazed her way to a record 13 Big Ten titles, including all four … Continue reading "2011 : Odessa Smalls-Arthur Featured in Big Ten’s Celebrating Black History Month"
2014 : Justin S. Morrill Plaza and Kiosk Dedicated in Memory of Morrill Hall
2014 : Justin S. Morrill Plaza and Kiosk Dedicated in Memory of Morrill Hall
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2014 : Justin S. Morrill Plaza and Kiosk Dedicated in Memory of Morrill Hall
Dozens of people gathered Tuesday morning at Morrill Plaza, where 113-year-old Morrill Hall once stood, for a dedication ceremony and the unveiling of the new brick kiosk. The kiosk, which contains salvaged brick from Morrill … Continue reading "2014 : Justin S. Morrill Plaza and Kiosk Dedicated in Memory of Morrill Hall"
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