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1835 : Territorial Governor Stevens T. Mason Urges Legislative Council to Call A Constitutional Convention
1835 : Territorial Governor Stevens T. Mason Urges Legislative Council to Call A Constitutional Convention
Jan 12 all-day
1835 : Territorial Governor Stevens T. Mason Urges Legislative Council to Call A Constitutional Convention
On January 12, 1835, Mr. Mason, then the 23-year-old territorial governor, addressed the territory’s legislative council and urged them to call a constitutional convention. Michigan was facing a crisis, Mr. Mason said. It had officially … Continue reading "1835 : Territorial Governor Stevens T. Mason Urges Legislative Council to Call A Constitutional Convention"
1863 : Company K of the First Michigan Sharpshooters Mustered into Service
1863 : Company K of the First Michigan Sharpshooters Mustered into Service
Jan 12 all-day
Company K of the First Michigan Sharpshooters was recruited by Garrett G. Gravaraet of Little Traverse, a talented musician, teacher, and artist. He was himself of mixed Chippewa Blood and the enlisted men of his … Continue reading "1863 : Company K of the First Michigan Sharpshooters Mustered into Service"
1878 : First Women’s Edition of Detroit Free Press
1878 : First Women’s Edition of Detroit Free Press
Jan 12 all-day
On January 12, 1878,  the first women’s edition of the Detroit Free Press, called the “Household”, rolled off the presses. Sources; Michigan History, January-Febrary 2016. Clarence Monroe Burton, William Stocking, Gordon K. Miller, The City … Continue reading "1878 : First Women’s Edition of Detroit Free Press"
1899 : Hiram Walker Dies, Distiller and Philanthropist
1899 : Hiram Walker Dies, Distiller and Philanthropist
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1899 : Hiram Walker Dies, Distiller and Philanthropist
Many Michiganders have had the pleasure of visiting a Jim Beam or Jack Daniels distillery while on vacation in Kentucky and Tennessee. Those with passports might consider crossing the river from Detroit to visit the … Continue reading "1899 : Hiram Walker Dies, Distiller and Philanthropist"
1959 : Berry Gordy Jr. Founds Motown
1959 : Berry Gordy Jr. Founds Motown
Jan 12 all-day
1959 : Berry Gordy Jr. Founds Motown
On this day, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit. Perhaps no other record label in America’s music history performed a more significant role in fashioning Rhythm and Blues’ assimilation into … Continue reading "1959 : Berry Gordy Jr. Founds Motown"
2014 : New Michigan Flathead Catfish Record
2014 : New Michigan Flathead Catfish Record
Jan 12 all-day
2014 : New Michigan Flathead Catfish Record
It took less than two years for a state angler to break the record for a catfish caught. Dale Blakley and his fish The new state record flathead catfish was caught on Jan. 12 by … Continue reading "2014 : New Michigan Flathead Catfish Record"
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