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1900 : Burt Lake Burn Out (Native American Injustice)
1900 : Burt Lake Burn Out (Native American Injustice)
Oct 15 all-day
1900 : Burt Lake Burn Out (Native American Injustice)
The Burt Lake Burn-Out was a forced relocation of the Burt Lake Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians in northern Michigan’s “Tip of the Mitt” region on 15 October 1900. On that day a sheriff … Continue reading "1900 : Burt Lake Burn Out (Native American Injustice)"
1904 : Captain Florence Haas, First Licensed Female Captain on the Great Lakes
1908 : Metz Fire
1908 : Metz Fire
Oct 15 all-day
One of Michigan’s most tragic stories happened in the town of Metz, somewhat west of Millersburg and 15 miles south of Rogers City. On the morning of October 15, 1908, a fire swept 35 miles all … Continue reading "1908 : Metz Fire"
1910: Stanley Ketchel, The “Michigan Assassin”, Murdered
1910: Stanley Ketchel, The “Michigan Assassin”, Murdered
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1910: Stanley Ketchel, The "Michigan Assassin", Murdered
On Oct. 15, 1910, Stanley Ketchel’s brilliant and flamboyant life was snuffed out on a farm near Conway, Mo. His legend was not. In 2001, when HBO televised a Floyd Mayweather championship fight from Van … Continue reading "1910: Stanley Ketchel, The “Michigan Assassin”, Murdered"
1912 : MAC Professors Use Railroad To Share Agricultural Knowledge in UP
1912 : MAC Professors Use Railroad To Share Agricultural Knowledge in UP
Oct 15 all-day
According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan Agricultural College (M.A.C) professors used a train to take an agricultural road show to the Upper Peninsula, including exhibits on various agricultural products, techniques, etc. in various cars … Continue reading "1912 : MAC Professors Use Railroad To Share Agricultural Knowledge in UP"
1913 : John Mitchell Born, Attorney General Under President Nixon
1913 : John Mitchell Born, Attorney General Under President Nixon
Oct 15 all-day
On October 15, 1913, U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell during the administration of President Richard Nixon, was born in Detroit. Because of his role in the Watergate conspiracy, break-in, and attempted cover-up, Mitchell became the … Continue reading "1913 : John Mitchell Born, Attorney General Under President Nixon"
1920 : First Four-Way Traffic Light at Woodward and Michigan Avenue
1920 : First Four-Way Traffic Light at Woodward and Michigan Avenue
Oct 15 all-day
The first four-way traffic signal tower in the world was located at the Woodward and Michigan Avenue intersection in October, 1920. The tower was manually operated and had 12 lamps, three in each direction. In … Continue reading "1920 : First Four-Way Traffic Light at Woodward and Michigan Avenue"
1921 : Alpheus Starkey Williams and His Horse Plug Ugly Statue Dedicated
1921 : Alpheus Starkey Williams and His Horse Plug Ugly Statue Dedicated
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1921 : Alpheus Starkey Williams and His Horse Plug Ugly Statue Dedicated
Major Gen. Alpheus Starkey Williams sits atop his horse in the middle of Belle Isle, checking a map as his steed seems to saunter toward downtown. Williams, a Detroiter, was a congressman, a judge, a … Continue reading "1921 : Alpheus Starkey Williams and His Horse Plug Ugly Statue Dedicated"
1948: Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Bloomer Marries Gerald Ford
1948: Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Bloomer Marries Gerald Ford
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On October 15, 1948, Elizabeth  Anne (Betty) Bloomer married Gerald Ford, a lawyer and World War II veteran, at Grace Episcopal Church, in Grand Rapids. Gerald Ford was then campaigning for what would be his … Continue reading "1948: Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Bloomer Marries Gerald Ford"
1951 : First International TV Broadcast
1951 : First International TV Broadcast
Oct 15 all-day
On October 15, 1951, the first live international TV broadcast occurred when WWJ-TV sent announcer Bud Lynch across the Detroit River to the Government Dock in Windsor. Source: Michigan Every Day
1951 : Royalty Sighted in Windsor
1951 : Royalty Sighted in Windsor
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1951 : Royalty Sighted in Windsor
The future Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Phillip make an appearance on Detroit River in Windsor with Detroit in background – Detroit News photo (WSU Library), October 15, 1951 Courtesy of the WSU Reuther … Continue reading "1951 : Royalty Sighted in Windsor"
1969 : MSU Faculty and Students March Against Vietnam War
1969 : MSU Faculty and Students March Against Vietnam War
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1969 : MSU Faculty and Students March Against Vietnam War
January 1969 brought Richard Nixon to office and with him came the promise of “peace with honor”.  Nixon claimed he could negotiate the withdrawal of U.S. troops and still maintain a free South Vietnam. By … Continue reading "1969 : MSU Faculty and Students March Against Vietnam War"
2012 : Surfing in Lake Michigan
2012 : Surfing in Lake Michigan
Oct 15 all-day
Josh Tryon of Grand Rapids films surfing action in Holland, Michigan in 2012 and posts on Vimeo. View the video.
2014 : Peter VandenBosch Dies, Founded Wings of Mercy
2014 : Peter VandenBosch Dies, Founded Wings of Mercy
Oct 15 all-day
A radio station owner who founded the Wings of Mercy charity that provided air transport to thousands of critically ill people has died. Peter VandenBosch was 91. Since 1991, Wings of Mercy pilots have donated … Continue reading "2014 : Peter VandenBosch Dies, Founded Wings of Mercy"
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