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1862 : Battery G, First Michigan Light Artillery, Mustered Into Service
1862 : Battery G, First Michigan Light Artillery, Mustered Into Service
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On January 17, 1862, Battery G, First Michigan Light Artillery, is mustered into federal service at Kalamazoo. Recruited in Branch County , Battery G had an enrollment of 145 officers and men when it left … Continue reading "1862 : Battery G, First Michigan Light Artillery, Mustered Into Service"
1899 : First Michigan Woman To Be Honored With Military Funeral
1899 : First Michigan Woman To Be Honored With Military Funeral
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On January 17, 1899, the first military funeral for a woman in Michigan occurred when Ellen May Tower, a Byron native and a veteran of the Spanish-American War, received one. The daughter of a Civil … Continue reading "1899 : First Michigan Woman To Be Honored With Military Funeral"
1911 : Little Girl Wins MAC Corn Show, Awarded a New Reo Motor Co. Car!
1911 : Little Girl Wins MAC Corn Show, Awarded a New Reo Motor Co. Car!
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1911 : Little Girl Wins MAC Corn Show, Awarded a New Reo Motor Co. Car!
The Little Girl That Won the Car >> In 1910 the REO Motor Company of Lansing, Michigan offered a touring car to the young farmer under 20 who could raise the best corn in the … Continue reading "1911 : Little Girl Wins MAC Corn Show, Awarded a New Reo Motor Co. Car!"
1931 : James Earl Jones Born, Grew Up in Michigan
1931 : James Earl Jones Born, Grew Up in Michigan
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1931 : James Earl Jones Born, Grew Up in Michigan
Award-winning actor and voice of CNN James Earl Jones, who grew up in Dublin, Manistee County, was born on Jan. 17, 1931. In 1936, when Jones was just five, his grandfather set out to move … Continue reading "1931 : James Earl Jones Born, Grew Up in Michigan"
1939 : Frank Murphy Becomes U.S. Attorney General
1939 : Frank Murphy Becomes U.S. Attorney General
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1939 : Frank Murphy Becomes U.S. Attorney General
Courtesy of University of Michigan Bentley Library. On January 17, 1939, Frank Murphy, the former judge, Detroit mayor, and Michigan’s first Catholic governor, became attorney general in the cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. President … Continue reading "1939 : Frank Murphy Becomes U.S. Attorney General"
1942 : Mohammed Ali Born
1942 : Mohammed Ali Born
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1942 : Mohammed Ali Born
Muhammad Ali is many things to many people. To some, he is the former heavyweight champion of the world whose boxing matches with the likes of Joe Frazier and George Foreman represented the high-water mark … Continue reading "1942 : Mohammed Ali Born"
1971 : Kid Rock Born in Romeo, Michigan
1971 : Kid Rock Born in Romeo, Michigan
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Robert James “Bob” Ritchie was born on January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan to William “Bill” Ritchie, a car dealer who owned several local dealerships, and Susan Ritchie. He attended Romeo High School. His family … Continue reading "1971 : Kid Rock Born in Romeo, Michigan"
1983 : Hudson Department Store’s Last Day in Downtown Detroit
1983 : Hudson Department Store’s Last Day in Downtown Detroit
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1983 : Hudson Department Store's Last Day in Downtown Detroit
January 17, 1983 was the last business day for downtown Detroit’s J.L. Hudson Department Store. The building at 1206 Woodward stood 25 stories tall and took up an entire city block, fronting on Woodward, Gratiot, … Continue reading "1983 : Hudson Department Store’s Last Day in Downtown Detroit"
2013 : Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum Hires Wikipedian in Residence
2013 : Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum Hires Wikipedian in Residence
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Gerald R. Ford may have governed during a time of economic stagnation, but his library has just laid claim to a cutting-edge distinction: becoming the first presidential depository to employ an official “Wikipedian in residence.” … Continue reading "2013 : Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum Hires Wikipedian in Residence"
2017 : Night photo of Detroit and Surrounding Areas Taken from Space
2017 : Night photo of Detroit and Surrounding Areas Taken from Space
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2017 : Night photo of Detroit and Surrounding Areas Taken from Space
Twitter photo from Shane Kimbrough, USA Astronaut currently serving on the International Space Station, January 17, 2017. Can you pick out Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Toledo, and Cleveland?
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