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1679 : Europeans Discover Lake St. Clair
1679 : Europeans Discover Lake St. Clair
Aug 12 all-day
On Aug. 12, 1679, Lake St. Clair was discovered by an expedition led by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle who had sailed across Lake Erie and reached the Detroit River in early August. … Continue reading "1679 : Europeans Discover Lake St. Clair"
1862, John Christian Lodge Born, Revered Detroit Politician
1862, John Christian Lodge Born, Revered Detroit Politician
Aug 12 all-day
1862, John Christian Lodge Born, Revered Detroit Politician
John Christian Lodge (August 12, 1862 – February 6, 1950) was an influential politician from Detroit, Michigan, serving as mayor from Dec. 5, 1922, to April 9, 1923, in Aug. 2, 1924, to Nov. 21, … Continue reading "1862, John Christian Lodge Born, Revered Detroit Politician"
1912 : Suffragette Speaks to 3000 Auto Workers at Ford Plant in Detroit
1912 : Suffragette Speaks to 3000 Auto Workers at Ford Plant in Detroit
Aug 12 all-day
According to the August 21, 1912 Detroit Free Press, women’s rights advocate Rev. Ida C. Hultin of Boston addressed approximately 3000 Ford Motor Company workers at noon exhorting the need for women to receive the … Continue reading "1912 : Suffragette Speaks to 3000 Auto Workers at Ford Plant in Detroit"
1927 : Charles Lindbergh Visits Grand Rapids
1927 : Charles Lindbergh Visits Grand Rapids
Aug 12 all-day
On August 12, 1927 a record crowd turned out in Grand Rapids at the Kent County Airport to witness the 2 p.m. arrival of Charles Lindbergh in The Sprit of Saint Louis, the same plane … Continue reading "1927 : Charles Lindbergh Visits Grand Rapids"
1942 : The U.S.S. Wolverine Commissioned, Great Lakes’ Aircraft Carrier
1942 : The U.S.S. Wolverine Commissioned, Great Lakes’ Aircraft Carrier
Aug 12 all-day
1942 : The U.S.S. Wolverine Commissioned, Great Lakes' Aircraft Carrier
On August 12, 1942, the U.S.S. Wolverine-IX 64, the Great Lakes’ first and only aircraft carrier, was commissioned at Buffalo, NY. The Wolverine was then moved to Chicago and used on Lake Michigan to train … Continue reading "1942 : The U.S.S. Wolverine Commissioned, Great Lakes’ Aircraft Carrier"
1944 : Michigan’s First Legislative Graft Trial Leads to 20 Convictions
1944 : Michigan’s First Legislative Graft Trial Leads to 20 Convictions
Aug 12 all-day
In 1944, a one-man grand jury, Circuit Judge Leland Carr, and special prosecutor, Kim Sigler, attacked the biggest payoff scandal in Michigan’s political history. On January 22, 1944, 20 members of the 1939 Michigan Legislature … Continue reading "1944 : Michigan’s First Legislative Graft Trial Leads to 20 Convictions"
1962 : Crucifix Lowered Into Little Traverse Bay as Memorial
1962 : Crucifix Lowered Into Little Traverse Bay as Memorial
Aug 12 all-day
On Aug. 12, 1962, after obtaining permission from various nautical organizations including the U.S. Coast Guard, an 1,870-pound white marble cross sculpted in Italy was lowered 65 feet into Little Traverse Bay as a memorial … Continue reading "1962 : Crucifix Lowered Into Little Traverse Bay as Memorial"
2014 : Frederick Ruffner Dies, Founder of Reference Book Powerhouse Gale Research
2014 : Frederick Ruffner Dies, Founder of Reference Book Powerhouse Gale Research
Aug 12 all-day
Frederick Gale Ruffner Jr., who founded one of the largest reference book publishing companies in the world from a rented desk in Detroit’s now-vacant Book Tower, died Tuesday following a long illness. He was 88. … Continue reading "2014 : Frederick Ruffner Dies, Founder of Reference Book Powerhouse Gale Research"
2015 : Detroit Symphony Orchestra Launches Archive of Webcasts for On-Demand Viewing
2015 : Detroit Symphony Orchestra Launches Archive of Webcasts for On-Demand Viewing
Aug 12 all-day
Have you ever been at a Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert and been so enthralled by the performance that you wished you could see and hear it again? Now you can. Today, the DSO is launching … Continue reading "2015 : Detroit Symphony Orchestra Launches Archive of Webcasts for On-Demand Viewing"
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