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1857 : America’s First Land Grant College Opens
1857 : America’s First Land Grant College Opens
May 14 all-day
Although Michigan State University claims 1855 as its founding date, the Michigan Agricultural College actually opened two years after the passage of the enabling act by the Michigan Legislature. Before it officially opened, University of … Continue reading "1857 : America’s First Land Grant College Opens"
1864 : George Emery Ranney, Lansing Doctor, Earns Medal of Honor
1864 : George Emery Ranney, Lansing Doctor, Earns Medal of Honor
May 14 all-day
George E. Ranney, Army Assistant Surgeon, Battle of Resaca, Georgia May 14, 1864, First Michigan Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor Citation: At great personal risk, went to the aid of a wounded soldier, … Continue reading "1864 : George Emery Ranney, Lansing Doctor, Earns Medal of Honor"
1866 : Hope College Chartered by State of Michigan
1866 : Hope College Chartered by State of Michigan
May 14 all-day
1866 : Hope College Chartered by State of Michigan
On this day in 1866, the Holland Academy, created in 1851 and supported by the Dutch Reformed Church, was chartered as Hope College. The first graduating class, eight men, made up more than one-third of … Continue reading "1866 : Hope College Chartered by State of Michigan"
1877 : Michigan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Formed
1877 : Michigan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Formed
May 14 all-day
  “The work of the Michigan Humane Society is of a sort that no city in civilized America can afford to be without.”   –   Abner E. Larned, 1935 A LOOK BACK TO 1877 On May … Continue reading "1877 : Michigan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Formed"
1925 : Sophie Kurys Born, the ‘Flint Flash’
1925 : Sophie Kurys Born, the ‘Flint Flash’
May 14 all-day
1925 : Sophie Kurys Born, the 'Flint Flash'
Sophie Kurys, the ‘Flint Flash,’ was born on this day in 1925. She would steal 1114 bases in her 8-year career with the Racine Belles. In 1946 she was named Player of the Year for … Continue reading "1925 : Sophie Kurys Born, the ‘Flint Flash’"
1936 : Ford Rotunda Opens To Public in Dearborn
1936 : Ford Rotunda Opens To Public in Dearborn
May 14 all-day
1936 : Ford Rotunda Opens To Public in Dearborn
The Ford Rotunda was originally built as an exhibit building for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, known as the Century of Progress Exposition. After the fair closed, Ford had the Rotunda disassembled and moved to … Continue reading "1936 : Ford Rotunda Opens To Public in Dearborn"
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