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1796 : Wayne County Named in Honor of General “Mad” Anthony Wayne
1796 : Wayne County Named in Honor of General “Mad” Anthony Wayne
Aug 15 all-day
1796 : Wayne County Named in Honor of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne
On this day Wayne County was named in honor of General Anthony Wayne. At the time, it consisted of nearly all of the present state of Michigan and portions of Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, including the … Continue reading "1796 : Wayne County Named in Honor of General “Mad” Anthony Wayne"
1847 : Postage Stamps Used For First Time in Michigan
1847 : Postage Stamps Used For First Time in Michigan
Aug 15 all-day
1847 : Postage Stamps Used For First Time in Michigan
On August 15, 1847, postage stamps, issued in five-cent and ten-cent denominations, were used for the first time in Michigan prompting the Detroit Free Press to approvingly report that “all that has to be done … Continue reading "1847 : Postage Stamps Used For First Time in Michigan"
1865 : Hazen Pingree, Future Detroit Mayor, Musters Out of U.S. Army
1865 : Hazen Pingree, Future Detroit Mayor, Musters Out of U.S. Army
Aug 15 all-day
In 1862, Hazen Pingree enlisted in the Union Army to serve in the Civil War with the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment (Company F). He fought on the front line during General Pope’s Northern Virginia … Continue reading "1865 : Hazen Pingree, Future Detroit Mayor, Musters Out of U.S. Army"
1899 : Henry Ford Leaves Edison Illuminating Company To Concentrate on Automobiles
1899 : Henry Ford Leaves Edison Illuminating Company To Concentrate on Automobiles
Aug 15 all-day
On Aug. 15, 1899, Henry Ford resigned as an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company to concentrate on automobile production. He had left his family’s farm in Dearborn to work in Detroit’s machine shops. The … Continue reading "1899 : Henry Ford Leaves Edison Illuminating Company To Concentrate on Automobiles"
1940 : Chrysler Begins Construction on a Warren Township Tank Plant
1940 : Chrysler Begins Construction on a Warren Township Tank Plant
Aug 15 all-day
1940 : Chrysler Begins Construction on a Warren Township Tank Plant
Chrysler Corporation began construction of a plant to manufacture large military tanks as the nation made preparations to enter World War II. Prior to the Second World War, the U.S. Government had no central location … Continue reading "1940 : Chrysler Begins Construction on a Warren Township Tank Plant"
1942 : Constance Mayfield Rourke Honored by Saturday Review
1942 : Constance Mayfield Rourke Honored by Saturday Review
Aug 15 all-day
1942 : Constance Mayfield Rourke Honored by Saturday Review
On August 15, 1942, Constance Mayfield Rourke (November 14, 1885 – March 29, 1941) was the local Grand Rapids historical woman writer who appeared on the cover of Saturday Review. She was born in Cleveland, … Continue reading "1942 : Constance Mayfield Rourke Honored by Saturday Review"
1960 : Cobo Center Opens for First Time
1960 : Cobo Center Opens for First Time
Aug 15 all-day
1960 : Cobo Center Opens for First Time
The Cobo Center as seen from Windsor On August 15, 1960, Cobo Hall (now known as Cobo Center), one of the nation’s first mega convention facilities, officially opened. It was named for Albert E. Cobo, … Continue reading "1960 : Cobo Center Opens for First Time"
2015 : Chief Waukazoo’s Descendents Invited Back to Park Township
2015 : Chief Waukazoo’s Descendents Invited Back to Park Township
Aug 15 all-day
Over 150 years later, Waukazoo’s descendants are returning to the area to participate in Park Township’s 100th anniversary celebration from August 15-23. In the 1830s and 40s, Chief Waukazoo and about 300 Ottawa Native Americans … Continue reading "2015 : Chief Waukazoo’s Descendents Invited Back to Park Township"
2016: DiggingDetroit.com Becomes the Detroitists
2016: DiggingDetroit.com Becomes the Detroitists
Aug 15 all-day
2016: DiggingDetroit.com Becomes the Detroitists
The Detroitists has launched! It brings a tear to your eye when the kids grow up… Digging Detroit is maturing. We’re going to bring you more content — both in volume and variety. Check the … Continue reading "2016: DiggingDetroit.com Becomes the Detroitists"
2016: MSU Goes Tobacco Free
2016: MSU Goes Tobacco Free
Aug 15 all-day
MSU’s new tobacco-free policy takes effect August 15, 2016, and prohibits all forms of tobacco and e-cigarettes on university property. For questions on the policy and its enforcement, please visit tobaccofree.msu.edu, which also includes toolkits for … Continue reading "2016: MSU Goes Tobacco Free"
2017 : Former Congressman Vern Ehlers Dies
2017 : Former Congressman Vern Ehlers Dies
Aug 15 all-day
Former U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers, a nuclear physicist and former Calvin College professor who served more than 17 years in Congress as a moderate Republican representing a west Michigan district, died in Grand Rapids on … Continue reading "2017 : Former Congressman Vern Ehlers Dies"
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