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1770 : Mackinac Island Frontier Justice
1770 : Mackinac Island Frontier Justice
Aug 16 all-day
1770 : Mackinac Island Frontier Justice
Frontier justice:  [Pennsylvania Gazette 8/16/1770] reports Mackinac Island News  
1812 : General William Hull Surrenders Detroit
1812 : General William Hull Surrenders Detroit
Aug 16 all-day
1812 : General William Hull Surrenders Detroit
Under bombardment by British forces across the Detroit River, and fearing a massacre by the Indians accompaning General Brock’s troops, General William Hull surrenders Detroit on this day during the war of 1812. General Hull … Continue reading "1812 : General William Hull Surrenders Detroit"
1858 : First Hot-Air Balloon Flight in Michigan Ends in Tragedy
1858 : First Hot-Air Balloon Flight in Michigan Ends in Tragedy
Aug 16 all-day
Ira Thurston, a well-known and experienced balloonist, lifted off from Adrian and completed Michigan’s first hot-air balloon flight by landing seventeen miles away in Riga Township (Lenawee County). While releasing gas after landing, Thurston accidentally … Continue reading "1858 : First Hot-Air Balloon Flight in Michigan Ends in Tragedy"
1958 : Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Born in Bay City
1958 : Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Born in Bay City
Aug 16 all-day
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, better known as the singer Madonna, was born on Aug. 16, 1958 in Bay City. She later moved with her family to Rochester Hills and attended the University of Michigan for … Continue reading "1958 : Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Born in Bay City"
1964 : Supremes Have First Number One Single
1964 : Supremes Have First Number One Single
Aug 16 all-day
1964 was a tumultuous year politically, with the nation still recovering from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy the previous November. In June, “Freedom Summer” brought hundreds of young people to Mississippi to work … Continue reading "1964 : Supremes Have First Number One Single"
1965 : First African American To Head Municipal Police Department in Michigan
1965 : First African American To Head Municipal Police Department in Michigan
Aug 16 all-day
On August 16, 1965m George Grady was named chief of police in Dowagiac. He was the first African American to head a municipal police department in Michigan. Grady directed the nineteen-member force until 1974 when … Continue reading "1965 : First African American To Head Municipal Police Department in Michigan"
1987 : Michigan’s Deadliest Plane Crash Occurs
1987 : Michigan’s Deadliest Plane Crash Occurs
Aug 16 all-day
A Northwest flight headed to Phoenix crashed shortly after takeoff from Detroit Metro Airport. Cecelia Cichan, who was four at the time, was the sole survivor among 155 passengers and crew members on board. Sources … Continue reading "1987 : Michigan’s Deadliest Plane Crash Occurs"
2018 : Cheese Processing Plant, One of the Nation’s Largest, Will Be Built in St. Johns
2018 : Cheese Processing Plant, One of the Nation’s Largest, Will Be Built in St. Johns
Aug 16 all-day
2018 : Cheese Processing Plant, One of the Nation's Largest, Will Be Built in St. Johns
NEW PLANT: Glanbia is partnering with dairy cooperative Select Milk Producers Inc. and Dairy Farmers of America to form Spartan Michigan LLC and build this new cheese plant. One of largest dairy processing facilities in … Continue reading "2018 : Cheese Processing Plant, One of the Nation’s Largest, Will Be Built in St. Johns"
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