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1818 : Macomb County Named after General Alexander MaComb
1818 : Macomb County Named after General Alexander MaComb
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1818 : Macomb County Named after General Alexander MaComb
Macomb County was the third county created in the Michigan territory — the first being Wayne County followed by Monroe County. In 1819 and 1820 portions of the county were removed to form the counties … Continue reading "1818 : Macomb County Named after General Alexander MaComb"
1890 : Hazen S. Pingree Becomes Detroit’s Mayor
1890 : Hazen S. Pingree Becomes Detroit’s Mayor
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1890 : Hazen S. Pingree Becomes Detroit's Mayor
Hazen S. Pingree took office on January 15, 1890, and would embark on a career that would earn him the nickname “the Idol of the People.” But don’t take our word on his greatness: Pingree … Continue reading "1890 : Hazen S. Pingree Becomes Detroit’s Mayor"
1919 : First All-Woman Jury in Michigan
1919 : First All-Woman Jury in Michigan
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When all-male juries twice were unable to determine the guilt or innocence of a Flint man charged with being intoxicated, the judge, defense attorney and prosecutor agreed to pick Michigan’s first all-woman jury. The six … Continue reading "1919 : First All-Woman Jury in Michigan"
1936 : Ford Foundation Established
1936 : Ford Foundation Established
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On January 15, 1936, Edsel Ford started the Ford Foundation. During its early years, the foundation operated in Michigan under the leadership of Ford family members and their associates, and supported such organizations as the … Continue reading "1936 : Ford Foundation Established"
1954 : MSU Launches WKAR Public Television Station
1954 : MSU Launches WKAR Public Television Station
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1954 : MSU Launches WKAR Public Television Station
On this day in 1954, Michigan State University launched a public television station, the third in the country. One of the first two has since folded, making WKAR the second oldest continually operating public television … Continue reading "1954 : MSU Launches WKAR Public Television Station"
1968 : Detroit Soldier Wins Congressional Medal of Honor During Vietnam War
1968 : Detroit Soldier Wins Congressional Medal of Honor During Vietnam War
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1968 : Detroit Soldier Wins Congressional Medal of Honor During Vietnam War
On Jan. 15, 1968, Sgt. Dwight H. Johnson of Detroit earned the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. From the citation: “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above … Continue reading "1968 : Detroit Soldier Wins Congressional Medal of Honor During Vietnam War"
1973 : Law Classes Begin at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing
1973 : Law Classes Begin at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing
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1973 : Law Classes Begin at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing
With 76 students enrolled, Michigan’s 5th law school — and the only one outside Detroit or Ann Arbor — began classes on Monday night, January 15, 1973. It’s name honors a Michigan Supreme Court Justice … Continue reading "1973 : Law Classes Begin at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing"
1993 : Detroit News Uncovers Corruption in House Fiscal Agency
1993 : Detroit News Uncovers Corruption in House Fiscal Agency
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On January 15, 1993,  a front-page Detroit News article began to unravel an extensive legislative corruption scandal that led to felony convictions for 10 people, including a lawmaker from the Upper Peninsula. That  Detroit News … Continue reading "1993 : Detroit News Uncovers Corruption in House Fiscal Agency"
2012 : Kriste Kibbey Etue Appointed Head of Michigan State Police
2012 : Kriste Kibbey Etue Appointed Head of Michigan State Police
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In January 2012, Kriste Kibbey Etue became the first female head of the Michigan State Police. Kriste Kibbey Etue grew up listening to her dad’s stories about his Michigan State Police narcotics investigations, and she … Continue reading "2012 : Kriste Kibbey Etue Appointed Head of Michigan State Police"
2018 : Fadwa Hammoud Appointed Michigan Solicitor General, First Arab American and Muslim in the U.S.A.
2018 : Fadwa Hammoud Appointed Michigan Solicitor General, First Arab American and Muslim in the U.S.A.
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Fadwa A. Hammoud, a resident of Dearborn, Michigan was appointed as Michigan’s Solicitor General by Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel on January 15, 2019, becoming the first Arab American and Muslim Solicitor General in the … Continue reading "2018 : Fadwa Hammoud Appointed Michigan Solicitor General, First Arab American and Muslim in the U.S.A."
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