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1819 : First Congressional Election Held in Michigan Territory
1819 : First Congressional Election Held in Michigan Territory
Feb 16 all-day
Residents in the Territory of Michigan voted in a congressional election for the first time electing William Woodbridge as a non-voting member of the US House of Representatives. William Woodbridge actually served from March 1819 … Continue reading "1819 : First Congressional Election Held in Michigan Territory"
1897 : Pere Marquette, First All-Steel Carferry, Makes First Run
1897 : Pere Marquette, First All-Steel Carferry, Makes First Run
Feb 16 all-day
1897 : Pere Marquette, First All-Steel Carferry, Makes First Run
The first all-steel railroad carferry, Pere Marquette 15, made its first crossing between Ludington and Manitowoc, Wisconsin on this day in 1897. The ferry, built by F.W. Wheeler & Company of Bay City, departed on … Continue reading "1897 : Pere Marquette, First All-Steel Carferry, Makes First Run"
1926 : Ski Jumpers Inaugerate Suicide Hill in Ishpeming
1926 : Ski Jumpers Inaugerate Suicide Hill in Ishpeming
Feb 16 all-day
1926 : Ski Jumpers Inaugerate Suicide Hill in Ishpeming
A Michigan tradition : ski jumpers launching themselves off of the jump at Suicide Hill or Suicide Bowl in Ishpeming. According to the Historical Society of Michigan, the first jump occurred on February 16, 1926. … Continue reading "1926 : Ski Jumpers Inaugerate Suicide Hill in Ishpeming"
1935 : Sonny Bono Born in Detroit
1935 : Sonny Bono Born in Detroit
Feb 16 all-day
1935 : Sonny Bono Born in Detroit
On February 16, 1935, Salvatore “Sonny” Bono of “Sonny and Cher” fame was born in Detroit to Italian immigrant parents. Bono’s “I Got You Babe,” released in 1965, one year after his marriage to Cherilyn … Continue reading "1935 : Sonny Bono Born in Detroit"
1972 : Jerome Bettis Born in Detroit
1972 : Jerome Bettis Born in Detroit
Feb 16 all-day
1972 : Jerome Bettis Born in Detroit
Jerome Bettis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. He is one of the most iconic running backs of the last 20 years, a hard-hitting throwback with one of the … Continue reading "1972 : Jerome Bettis Born in Detroit"
1974 : One Big Fish Story
1974 : One Big Fish Story
Feb 16 all-day
1974 : One Big Fish Story
On February 16, 1974, Joe Maka of Grand Haven speared the largest fish ever caught in Michigan waters — a 193-pound, 87 inch long sturgeon — at Mullett Lake in Cheboygan County. On the other … Continue reading "1974 : One Big Fish Story"
2018 : UP200 Dogsled Race (Date Varies)
2018 : UP200 Dogsled Race (Date Varies)
Feb 16 all-day
2018 : UP200 Dogsled Race (Date Varies)
February 16-18, 2018 February 15-17, 2009   The UP200 is one of the top 12-dog mid-distance races in the Midwest, as well as being an Iditarod qualifier. The UP200 trail covers 230 miles of challenging … Continue reading "2018 : UP200 Dogsled Race (Date Varies)"
2019 : Rare Lynx Spotted in Michigan
2019 : Rare Lynx Spotted in Michigan
Feb 16 all-day
2019 : Rare Lynx Spotted in Michigan
Hunter Soper, 16 from Lexington, MI caught this rare lynx walking through his front yard on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 9:30 am. His dog woke him by barking at the lynx that she spotted … Continue reading "2019 : Rare Lynx Spotted in Michigan"
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