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1852 : Michigan State Teacher’s Association Organized, Later Called MEA
1852 : Michigan State Teacher’s Association Organized, Later Called MEA
Oct 12 all-day
The Michigan State Teacher’s Association was organized on this day in 1852. It was the forerunner of the Michigan Education Association. The Michigan State Teacher’s Association got its start five years before the National Education … Continue reading "1852 : Michigan State Teacher’s Association Organized, Later Called MEA"
1864 : Harper Hospital Opens in Detroit
1864 : Harper Hospital Opens in Detroit
Oct 12 all-day
1864 : Harper Hospital Opens in Detroit
On October 12, 1864, Harper Hospital opened as a general military hospital for wounded Civil War soldiers. Occupying the same site as the modern hospital on the east side of Woodward Ave., it was built … Continue reading "1864 : Harper Hospital Opens in Detroit"
1921 : Art Clokey Born, Creator of Gumby
1921 : Art Clokey Born, Creator of Gumby
Oct 12 all-day
1921 : Art Clokey Born, Creator of Gumby
Clokey was born Arthur Farrington in Detroit in October 1921 and grew up making mud figures on his grandparents’ Michigan farm. “He always had this in him,” his son, Joseph, recalled Friday. At age 8, … Continue reading "1921 : Art Clokey Born, Creator of Gumby"
1929 : Ingham County Circuit Court Orders Malcolm X’s Parents to Vacate Lansing Home
1929 : Ingham County Circuit Court Orders Malcolm X’s Parents to Vacate Lansing Home
Oct 12 all-day
Born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm Little (Malcolm X’s birth name) was the fourth child of Earl and Louise Little. Earl Little, a self-proclaimed Baptist minister, was known for his ardent outspokenness on … Continue reading "1929 : Ingham County Circuit Court Orders Malcolm X’s Parents to Vacate Lansing Home"
1948 : Governor John Engler Born
1948 : Governor John Engler Born
Oct 12 all-day
1948 : Governor John Engler Born
On Oct. 12, 1948, Gov. John Engler was born in Mt. Pleasant. Engler grew up in Beal City and attended Michigan State University. He made history at the time by being elected to the state … Continue reading "1948 : Governor John Engler Born"
2013 : 500th Game at Spartan Stadium
2013 : 500th Game at Spartan Stadium
Oct 12 all-day
The Saturday, October 12th game between Indiana University and Michigan State University will be the 500th game played at Spartan Stadium, which opened in 1923 as Macklin Field. Some epic games played in Spartan Stadium … Continue reading "2013 : 500th Game at Spartan Stadium"
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