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1836 : Michigan Gains UP, Loses Toledo
1836 : Michigan Gains UP, Loses Toledo
Jun 15 all-day
Congress proposes an end to the Michigan/Ohio boundary issue. After months of debate, Congress passed the Northern Ohio Boundary Bill (Clayton Act) on June 15, 1836 to resolve the ongoing boundary dispute between the state … Continue reading "1836 : Michigan Gains UP, Loses Toledo"
1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On
1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On
Jun 15 all-day
1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On
Statue overlooking the bay in Petoskey. Some of his descendants knew him as Neyas Bedosegay, while others called him Petosegay, Biidassige, or Peto-osega (Rising Sun). The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. knows him as Chief … Continue reading "1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On"
1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers
1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers
Jun 15 all-day
1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers
  On June 15, 1948, the first night game is played at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Hal Newhouser allows just two hits in the Tigers 4-1 win over the Athletics. The Tigers are the last … Continue reading "1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers"
1968 : First Underwater Marriage in Michigan
1968 : First Underwater Marriage in Michigan
Jun 15 all-day
On June 15, 1968, Penny Amos and Robert Cooley, two members of a Detroit diving club, gurgled vows at the bottom of Higgins Lake in Michigan’s first underwater wedding. Source : MIRS Today In Michigan … Continue reading "1968 : First Underwater Marriage in Michigan"
1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway
1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway
Jun 15 all-day
1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway
June 15, 1969 – The first NASCAR race at MIS — called the Motor State 500 — set the stage for years of door-banging, paint-swapping, neck-and-neck finishes. Cale Yarborough and LeeRoy Yarbrough battled for most … Continue reading "1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway"
1986 : Michigan’s First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March
1986 : Michigan’s First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March
Jun 15 all-day
1986 : Michigan's First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March
Michigan’s first major gay rights rally and pride march took place in Detroit on Sunday, June 15, 1986.  The Michigan Lesbian Gay Pride Parade and Rally brought about 2000 people together in Kennedy Square. Organizers … Continue reading "1986 : Michigan’s First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March"
2004 : Detroit Pistons Win 3rd NBA Championship
2004 : Detroit Pistons Win 3rd NBA Championship
Jun 15 all-day
On June 15, 2004, the Detroit Pistons win Game Five, 100-87 over the Los Angeles Lakers to win their third NBA Championship. Considered underdogs by many NBA experts, the Pistons dominate the series, defeating the … Continue reading "2004 : Detroit Pistons Win 3rd NBA Championship"
2011 : Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Noted Michigan Indian History Scholar, Dies
2011 : Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Noted Michigan Indian History Scholar, Dies
Jun 15 all-day
When Helen Hornbeck Tanner published “Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History” in 1987, the epic work was hailed as the most comprehensive study of the region’s Indian tribes. The 220-page Atlas, with 33 highly detailed … Continue reading "2011 : Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Noted Michigan Indian History Scholar, Dies"
2014 : Casey Kasem Dies
2014 : Casey Kasem Dies
Jun 15 all-day
2014 : Casey Kasem Dies
Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and actor, best known for being the host of the music radio programs American Top 40, American … Continue reading "2014 : Casey Kasem Dies"
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