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1845 : Douglas Houghton Drowns
1845 : Douglas Houghton Drowns
Oct 13 all-day
1845 : Douglas Houghton Drowns
Douglas Houghton, the state geologist who mapped much of Michigan, drowned in a storm on Lake Superior, near Eagle River on October 13, 1845. His association with the Michigan Territory began in 1829, when the … Continue reading "1845 : Douglas Houghton Drowns"
1853 : Amelia Bloomer Lectures on Women’s Rights at Detroit’s Firemen’s Hall
1853 : Amelia Bloomer Lectures on Women’s Rights at Detroit’s Firemen’s Hall
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1853 : Amelia Bloomer Lectures on Women's Rights at Detroit's Firemen's Hall
On October 13, 1853, Amelia Bloomer, originator of Bloomer undergarments, lectured at Detroit’s Firemen’s Hall on the subject of “Women’s Rights.” Source: Mich-Again’s Day For more information about Amelia Bloomer, see “Amelia Bloomer : Women’s … Continue reading "1853 : Amelia Bloomer Lectures on Women’s Rights at Detroit’s Firemen’s Hall"
1900 : Gerald Marks, American Composer, Born in Saginaw
1900 : Gerald Marks, American Composer, Born in Saginaw
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Listen to Louis Armstrong play All of Me. Gerald Marks (October 13, 1900 – January 27, 1997) was an American composer best known for the song “All of Me” which he co-wrote with Seymour Simons … Continue reading "1900 : Gerald Marks, American Composer, Born in Saginaw"
1928 : Dorothy Gish Visits Detroit
1928 : Dorothy Gish Visits Detroit
Oct 13 all-day
Stage and screen star Dorothy Gish stopped by the St. Francis Orphanage in Detroit to deliver the world’s largest lollypop. Dorothy Gish Gives Detroit Orphans a Lollypop Courtesy of YouTube
1942 : Varsity Polo Team Members Asked to Report to Demonstration Hall
1942 : Varsity Polo Team Members Asked to Report to Demonstration Hall
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Varsity polo team members asked to report. Freshmen are also invited to attend important meeting by Major Gerald Peterson. In the same issue, the lead article says FDR asking for draft of 18 and 19 … Continue reading "1942 : Varsity Polo Team Members Asked to Report to Demonstration Hall"
1970 : Barnett Rosenberg Discusses Importance of Basic Research on College Campuses
1970 : Barnett Rosenberg Discusses Importance of Basic Research on College Campuses
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Basic research lacks sufficient funding, Rosenberg said, and it it criticized by those who feel it does not belong on university campuses. In the same article he also discusses how his experiments have discovered that … Continue reading "1970 : Barnett Rosenberg Discusses Importance of Basic Research on College Campuses"
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