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1862 : First Graduation Ceremony at Michigan State Agricultural College
1862 : First Graduation Ceremony at Michigan State Agricultural College
Nov 12 all-day
The first graduation ceremony at Michigan State Agicultural College was pre-empted by the outbreak of the Civil War. As a result, the first true graduation ceremony took place on November 12, 1862. All of the … Continue reading "1862 : First Graduation Ceremony at Michigan State Agricultural College"
1904 : Headless Chicken Lives for 17 Days
1904 : Headless Chicken Lives for 17 Days
Nov 12 all-day
Herbert Hughs of Sault Ste. Marie cut the head off of a chicken which then lived for seventeen days. It is not entirely uncommon for a chicken to run around once its head has been … Continue reading "1904 : Headless Chicken Lives for 17 Days"
1909 : First Paved Concrete Road in Michigan
1909 : First Paved Concrete Road in Michigan
Nov 12 all-day
1909 : First Paved Concrete Road in Michigan
The first mile of paved concrete road was laid on Woodward Avenue (M-1) between 6th and 7 mile roads. Laying the concrete Mission accomplished Seven years later, the rest of the 27-mile stretch of Woodward … Continue reading "1909 : First Paved Concrete Road in Michigan"
1998 : Austrian Archduke Dies in Upper Peninsula
1998 : Austrian Archduke Dies in Upper Peninsula
Nov 12 all-day
1998 : Austrian Archduke Dies  in Upper Peninsula
His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Stefan of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Bohemia and Tuscany, is buried beside his wife, Mary Jerrine Soper, in the quaint St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in remote Northern Michigan. Archduke Stefan was … Continue reading "1998 : Austrian Archduke Dies in Upper Peninsula"
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