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1824 : Annarbour Plat of Land Named for Wives
1824 : Annarbour Plat of Land Named for Wives
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In about 1774, the Potawatomi founded two villages in the area of what is now Ann Arbor On February 14, 1824, John Allen and Elisha Rumsey staked their claim to what they called “Annarbour” and … Continue reading "1824 : Annarbour Plat of Land Named for Wives"
1853 : Detroit Board of Water Commissioners Created
1853 : Detroit Board of Water Commissioners Created
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Following the establishment of the City of Detroit in 1701, the supply of drinking water in Detroit and its surroundings evolved from individuals collecting water daily from the river in leather buckets, to horse-driven pumps … Continue reading "1853 : Detroit Board of Water Commissioners Created"
1855 : Horatio Earle Born, Michigan’s First Highway Commissioner
1855 : Horatio Earle Born, Michigan’s First Highway Commissioner
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1855 : Horatio Earle Born, Michigan's First Highway Commissioner
Before a mile of Michigan roadway was paved or a centerline painted, before Henry Ford rolled his first Model A off the assembly line, there was Horatio “Good Roads” Earle. At the turn of the … Continue reading "1855 : Horatio Earle Born, Michigan’s First Highway Commissioner"
1914 : Nancy Harkness Love Born; First Commander of the WASPS During WWII
1914 : Nancy Harkness Love Born; First Commander of the WASPS During WWII
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1914 : Nancy Harkness Love Born; First Commander of the WASPS During WWII
On this day, Nancy Harkness Love of the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots was born in Houghton, Michigan. Overcoming great odds, she was instrumental in the opening of military aviation to women. After receiving her … Continue reading "1914 : Nancy Harkness Love Born; First Commander of the WASPS During WWII"
1933 : Governor Comstock Closes Michigan Banks
1933 : Governor Comstock Closes Michigan Banks
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In the midst of the Great Depression, it appeared the Union Guardian Trust Company would default and that would lead to a rush on Michigan’s banks. After meeting with banking officials, Governor William A. Comstock … Continue reading "1933 : Governor Comstock Closes Michigan Banks"
1967 : Aretha Franklin Releases RESPECT
1967 : Aretha Franklin Releases RESPECT
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On February 14, 1967, a little-known gospel singer from Detroit went into a New York City recording studio to try to jump-start her career. No one saw it coming, but the song Aretha Franklin laid … Continue reading "1967 : Aretha Franklin Releases RESPECT"
2002 : Dick Gregory Speaks at MSU
2002 : Dick Gregory Speaks at MSU
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2002 : Dick Gregory Speaks at MSU
Dick Gregory, a leader in the United States Civil Rights movement, speaks at Michigan State University for the William G. Anderson Slavery to Freedom lecture series, Feb 14, 2002. Dick Gregory wikipedia entry
2013 : Official State Song Controversy
2013 : Official State Song Controversy
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The Challenger: Rep. Frank Foster (R-Petoskey) introduced HB 4263 to make “Michigan Man,” by Mike Ridley of Iron River, the official state song. The Official “Michigan Man Music Video” by Mike Ridley. Mike Ridley has … Continue reading "2013 : Official State Song Controversy"
2015 : Poet Philip Levine Dies, Former Detroit Resident, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Poet Laureate of U.S.
2015 : Poet Philip Levine Dies, Former Detroit Resident, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Poet Laureate of U.S.
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2015 : Poet Philip Levine Dies, Former Detroit Resident, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Poet Laureate of U.S.
Not all of Philip Levine’s poetry was about his hometown of Detroit, but a lot of it was. And as this son of Russian immigrants rose from the streets to win the Pulitzer Prize and … Continue reading "2015 : Poet Philip Levine Dies, Former Detroit Resident, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Poet Laureate of U.S."
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Like a Wolverine
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Like a Wolverine
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Celebrate Valentine's Day Like a Wolverine
Here are five ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day like a true wolverine, courtesy of Michiganders Post, February 14, 2014. 1. Send theses guys to Grandpa and Grandma’s 2. Snuggle 3. Go for a romantic stroll … Continue reading "Celebrate Valentine’s Day Like a Wolverine"
Happy Valentine’s Day Cards from Yesteryear
Happy Valentine’s Day Cards from Yesteryear
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Click here to see a Valentine’s Day Card from 1921. Click here for another Valentine’s Day Card from 1930. A few more from 1935 and 1937. A to my valentine card from Germany, no date … Continue reading "Happy Valentine’s Day Cards from Yesteryear"
Happy Valentine’s Day from the U.S. Department of Interior
Happy Valentine’s Day from the U.S. Department of Interior
Feb 14 all-day
Dear Friend, Last week we asked you to send us photos and videos of your engagements or weddings on America’s public lands and we have been blown away by your responses! Unfortunately we could not … Continue reading "Happy Valentine’s Day from the U.S. Department of Interior"
Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 all-day
Valentine's Day
Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day was not created by the greeting card companies. While no one knows for sure how this day became such a big holiday, there are several historical events that may … Continue reading "Valentine’s Day"
Valentine’s Day In Old Detroit (1842)
Valentine’s Day In Old Detroit (1842)
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In 1842, young men in Detroit secretly delivered their valentines by hand, as the U.S. Postal Service had not yet set up shop in Detroit. Detroiter John Webb Chester recalled those days when he was … Continue reading "Valentine’s Day In Old Detroit (1842)"
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