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1796 : British Surrender Detroit
1796 : British Surrender Detroit
Jun 11 all-day
1796 : British Surrender Detroit
The British finally decided to surrender Detroit to the United States. Despite the Treaty of Paris, which ended the American War for Independence, the British chose to retain the Territory of Michigan until June 11, … Continue reading "1796 : British Surrender Detroit"
1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit
1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit
Jun 11 all-day
1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit
Just as Detroit’s future looked promising, a terrible disaster occurred — the Great Fire of 1805. Baker John Harvey was in his stable and he knocked ashes from his pipe. It was a hot, windy … Continue reading "1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit"
1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing
1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing
Jun 11 all-day
1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing
Commodore Dewey Day, Lansing, Michigan, June 11, 1900. Nothing rallies American spirits more than a quick, easy, and decisive military victory. On May 1, 1898, Commodore George Dewey wiped out the Spanish fleet at Manila … Continue reading "1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing"
1908: Dan Seavey – Michigan’s Only Pirate?
1908: Dan Seavey – Michigan’s Only Pirate?
Jun 11 all-day
1908: Dan Seavey - Michigan's Only Pirate?
He didn’t have a peg leg. There’s no evidence he ever uttered “arggh.” And, unlike a certain buccaneer popular at the movies these days, he didn’t wear eyeliner. But “Roaring” Dan Seavey was, by legal … Continue reading "1908: Dan Seavey – Michigan’s Only Pirate?"
1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium
1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium
Jun 11 all-day
1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium
Norm Cash became the first Detroit Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium. Cash spent 15 seasons in a Detroit uniform, 1960 through 1974. His 373 home runs, which still ranks him second … Continue reading "1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium"
2015 : Japanese Garden Opens at Meijer Gardens
2015 : Japanese Garden Opens at Meijer Gardens
Jun 11 all-day
Retail magnate Fred Meijer’s final dream for Meijer Gardens was that a Japanese Garden becomes a part of the institution that bears his name. That dream comes true today. If you go • Meijer Gardens … Continue reading "2015 : Japanese Garden Opens at Meijer Gardens"
2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co.
2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co.
Jun 11 all-day
2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co.
June 11, 2018. Detroit’s long-vacant Michigan Central Station, a towering ruin that came to symbolize the city’s dramatic fall, has been sold to Ford Motor Co.  The Ford sale also included a nearby former Detroit schools book depository that the family … Continue reading "2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co."
2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business
2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business
Jun 11 all-day
2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business
Mike Ilitch Business School Wayne State University plans to move staff and faculty into its new Mike Ilitch School of Business at Woodward and Temple, during the June 11-15, 2018 week, Crain’s Detroit Business reports. … Continue reading "2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business"
2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale
2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale
Jun 11 all-day
2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale
Imagine being a celebrity, a household name chanted across the country. And yet, even your closest confidants don’t know that you are famous. How can this be, you ask? For Nicole Niemiec (BA Marketing ’18) … Continue reading "2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale"
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