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1828 : Library of Michigan Born
1828 : Library of Michigan Born
Jun 16 all-day
1828 : Library of Michigan Born
In 1828 the territorial council realized the need to collect, compile and store Michigan territorial laws and other important documents. Consequentially, Henry Schoolcraft introduced a resolution to appoint a librarian for the council library, which … Continue reading "1828 : Library of Michigan Born"
1855 : Michigan State Agricultural Society Picks Location for Michigan Agricultural College, Now MSU
1855 : Michigan State Agricultural Society Picks Location for Michigan Agricultural College, Now MSU
Jun 16 all-day
In a strange twist of fate, our university would not have been established were it not for our rival down the road. University of Michigan President Harry Tappan was intent on convincing the Michigan Legislature … Continue reading "1855 : Michigan State Agricultural Society Picks Location for Michigan Agricultural College, Now MSU"
1856 : James Jesse Strang Assassinated on Beaver Island
1856 : James Jesse Strang Assassinated on Beaver Island
Jun 16 all-day
1856 : James Jesse Strang Assassinated on Beaver Island
After the murder of Mormon leader Joseph Smith in 1844 in Illinois, most Mormons followed Brigham Young west to Utah. A few Mormons accepted the leadership of James Strang, a native New Yorker, and settled … Continue reading "1856 : James Jesse Strang Assassinated on Beaver Island"
1903 : Ford Motor Company Incorporates
1903 : Ford Motor Company Incorporates
Jun 16 all-day
On June 16, 1903, Henry Ford and 11 investors signed articles of incorporation for the Ford Motor Company in Michigan. After two earlier attempts at car making ventures, the Detroit Auto Company (which failed) and … Continue reading "1903 : Ford Motor Company Incorporates"
1941 : Parking Meters Installed in Downtown Lansing
1941 : Parking Meters Installed in Downtown Lansing
Jun 16 all-day
City officials deliberated for more than two years, but finally on June 16, 1941, metered parking went into effect in Lansing’s downtown area. Initially 742 automatic meters were installed on the city’s streets as a … Continue reading "1941 : Parking Meters Installed in Downtown Lansing"
1998 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup
1998 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup
Jun 16 all-day
1998 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 16, 1998 The Detroit Red Wings complete a four-game sweep of the Washington Capitals with a 4-1 win in Game 4 of the Final at MCI Center. They become the … Continue reading "1998 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup"
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