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1800 : Jane Johnston Schoolcraft Born
1800 : Jane Johnston Schoolcraft Born
Jan 31 all-day
1800 : Jane Johnston Schoolcraft Born
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (her English name) or Bamewawagezhikaquay (her Ojibwe name), Woman of the Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky, was born in 1800 in Sault Ste. Marie in what is now the … Continue reading "1800 : Jane Johnston Schoolcraft Born"
1849 : New Detroit Fort Named Fort Wayne
1849 : New Detroit Fort Named Fort Wayne
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1849 : New Detroit Fort Named Fort Wayne
On January 31, 1849, the new fort constructed in Detroit was named Fort Wayne, in honor of the late General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, whose victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 eliminated the … Continue reading "1849 : New Detroit Fort Named Fort Wayne"
1865 : Michigan Congressional Delegation Helps Pass the 13th Amendment
1865 : Michigan Congressional Delegation Helps Pass the 13th Amendment
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On January 31, 1865, the House of Representatives passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, eradicating slavery in America for good. There were six respresentatives from Michigan that day and all voted for … Continue reading "1865 : Michigan Congressional Delegation Helps Pass the 13th Amendment"
1945 : Michigan Soldier Executed for Desertion, First Since Civil War
1945 : Michigan Soldier Executed for Desertion, First Since Civil War
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1945 : Michigan Soldier Executed for Desertion, First Since Civil War
On January 31, 1945, Pvt. Eddie Slovik of Hamtramck was executed for desertion in France during WWII. He was the first and only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War. Sources … Continue reading "1945 : Michigan Soldier Executed for Desertion, First Since Civil War"
1950 : Michigan Governor Calls for Higher Teacher Salaries
1950 : Michigan Governor Calls for Higher Teacher Salaries
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Increased salaries for teachers with a pupil-teacher ratio of 18 to 1 were advocated by Gov. G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams in an address Sunday afternoon before the mid-winter graduating class of Western Michigan college. … … Continue reading "1950 : Michigan Governor Calls for Higher Teacher Salaries"
2004 : SPC Holly McGeogh, the Only Michigan Woman To Die in Operation Iraqi Freedom
2004 : SPC Holly McGeogh, the Only Michigan Woman To Die in Operation Iraqi Freedom
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2004 : SPC Holly McGeogh, the Only Michigan Woman To Die in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a bill which will name a section of I-75 in Taylor, MI the “SPC Holly McGeogh Memorial Highway”. On Jan. 31, 2004 at age 19, Holly became the first, and … Continue reading "2004 : SPC Holly McGeogh, the Only Michigan Woman To Die in Operation Iraqi Freedom"
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