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1912 : Former Detroit Resident Helps Save Colonel Roosevelt from Assassin
1912 : Former Detroit Resident Helps Save Colonel Roosevelt from Assassin
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1912 : Former Detroit Resident Helps Save Colonel Roosevelt from Assassin
News traveled by wire 100 years ago and took a little longer than today’s internet…. At 8:10 o’clock on the night of Oct. 14, 1912, a shot was fired the echo of which swept around … Continue reading "1912 : Former Detroit Resident Helps Save Colonel Roosevelt from Assassin"
1918: Gunnery Sergeant Robinson Earns Medal of Honor
1918: Gunnery Sergeant Robinson Earns Medal of Honor
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1918: Gunnery Sergeant Robinson Earns Medal of Honor
In May 1917, Robert Robinson enlisted with the Marines and the action in France followed. Although seriously wounded during aerial action over Belgium, he continued to fight and successfully drove off attacking enemy scout planes … Continue reading "1918: Gunnery Sergeant Robinson Earns Medal of Honor"
1922 : Airplane Speed Record Set at Selfridge Field
1922 : Airplane Speed Record Set at Selfridge Field
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1922 : Airplane Speed Record Set at Selfridge Field
Air races were an extremely popular event in the early days of aviation. An estimated 200,000 spectators watched the opening race at the National Air Races, held at Selfridge Field (now, Selfridge Air National Guard … Continue reading "1922 : Airplane Speed Record Set at Selfridge Field"
1927 : Detroit’s City Airport (now Coleman A. Young International Airport) opened
1927 : Detroit’s City Airport (now Coleman A. Young International Airport) opened
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1927 : Detroit's City Airport (now Coleman A. Young International Airport) opened
On October 14, 1927, Detroit’s City Airport (now Coleman A. Young International Airport) opened. This 1953 aerial view shows the airport’s footprint in its eastside neighborhood. Source : Detroit Historical Society post, October 14, 2018.
1950 : Dearborn Historical Museum Opens
1950 : Dearborn Historical Museum Opens
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1950 : Dearborn Historical Museum Opens
On October 14, 1950, the Dearborn Historical Museum opened in the former Detroit Arsenal Commandant’s Quarters, built between 1833-1837.  The building remains the oldest surviving building in Dearborn. Source: Commandant’s Quarters of the Detroit Arsenal … Continue reading "1950 : Dearborn Historical Museum Opens"
1955 : White Pine Designated Official State Tree
1955 : White Pine Designated Official State Tree
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1955 : White Pine Designated Official State Tree
13/52, photo by Wenström The eastern white pine, (Pinaceae Pinus strobus), is also known as “soft pine.”  It was called the Tree of Peace by the Iroquois and in Ojibway, Zhingwaak. Mature white pines can … Continue reading "1955 : White Pine Designated Official State Tree"
1960 : Kennedy Gives Campaign Speech in Lansing
1960 : Kennedy Gives Campaign Speech in Lansing
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Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy made a campaign stop in Lansing on this day during his run for the Presidency. Kennedy spoke to a large crowd on the steps of the Capitol and tapped into … Continue reading "1960 : Kennedy Gives Campaign Speech in Lansing"
1960 : Peace Corps Proposed at University of Michigan
1960 : Peace Corps Proposed at University of Michigan
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1960 : Peace Corps Proposed at University of Michigan
On Oct. 14, 1960, future-President John F. Kennedy proposed what would become the Peace Corps in a speech at the University of Michigan. He arrived at 2 a.m. and was greeted by throngs of students … Continue reading "1960 : Peace Corps Proposed at University of Michigan"
1969 : Michigan Daily Reports That Paul McCartney is Dead
1969 : Michigan Daily Reports That Paul McCartney is Dead
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1969 : Michigan Daily Reports That Paul McCartney is Dead
In the fall of 1969 a strange and mysterious rumor was circulating on the fringes of college campuses in the Midwest: Paul McCartney of the Beatles was dead. According to the rumor, McCartney had died … Continue reading "1969 : Michigan Daily Reports That Paul McCartney is Dead"
1984 : Detroit Tigers Win World Series
1984 : Detroit Tigers Win World Series
Oct 14 all-day
On October 14, 1984, the Detroit Tigers took Game 5 of the World Series against the San Diego Padres to win the franchise’s fourth championship. Kirk Gibson hit two home runs in the clincher, and … Continue reading "1984 : Detroit Tigers Win World Series"
2017 : Rosie the Riveters Break Guinness World Record
2017 : Rosie the Riveters Break Guinness World Record
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2017 : Rosie the Riveters Break Guinness World Record
Yes, we set a brand new World Record for the Most Rosie the Riveters here in Ypsilanti, Michigan on October 14, 2017… with 3,755 people dressed as Rosie the Riveter in attendance, including 57 original … Continue reading "2017 : Rosie the Riveters Break Guinness World Record"
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