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1899 : President William McKinley Visits Three Oaks
1899 : President William McKinley Visits Three Oaks
Oct 17 all-day
The Dewey Cannon, captured in the Spanish-American War by Admiral Dewey, was presented to Three Oaks when its citizens raised $1,400 for a memorial to the men of the battleship Maine. This was the largest … Continue reading "1899 : President William McKinley Visits Three Oaks"
1914 : MAC’s First Homecoming Game?
1914 : MAC’s First Homecoming Game?
Oct 17 all-day
According to Madison Kuhn’s Michigan State: the first hundred years, 1855-1955 (MSU Press, 1955), MAC’s first actual homecoming game took place on October 17, 1914, when 400 alumni returned to M.A.C. and gathered for lunch … Continue reading "1914 : MAC’s First Homecoming Game?"
1926: Father Charles Coughlin Broadcasts for First Time
1926: Father Charles Coughlin Broadcasts for First Time
Oct 17 all-day
1926: Father Charles Coughlin Broadcasts for First Time
On Oct. 17, 1926, Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin went on air for the first time in Royal Oak for his debut as “The Radio Priest.” His controversial views, such as anti-Semitic language and defense … Continue reading "1926: Father Charles Coughlin Broadcasts for First Time"
1960 : President Eisenhower Speaks at Cobo Hall
1960 : President Eisenhower Speaks at Cobo Hall
Oct 17 all-day
1960 : President Eisenhower Speaks at Cobo Hall
On October 17, 1960, Dwight Eisenhower made his final appearance as President in Detroit, receiving a key to the city and a miniature of the Spirit of Detroit statue. Later that evening, he addressed the … Continue reading "1960 : President Eisenhower Speaks at Cobo Hall"
2012: Stanford Robert Ovshinsky Dies, Inventor and Scientist
2012: Stanford Robert Ovshinsky Dies, Inventor and Scientist
Oct 17 all-day
2012: Stanford Robert Ovshinsky Dies, Inventor and Scientist
New York Times Obituary: Stanford Robert Ovshinsky (November 24, 1922 – October 17, 2012), an iconoclastic, largely self-taught  and commercially successful scientist who invented the nickel-metal hydride battery and contributed to the development of a host … Continue reading "2012: Stanford Robert Ovshinsky Dies, Inventor and Scientist"
2015 : “Twas the Last Play at the Big House
2015 : “Twas the Last Play at the Big House
Oct 17 all-day
Twas the Last Play at the Big House By Ducking Delvon  @DuckingDelvon on Dec 22, 2015 Twas the last play of the game And in the Big House Maize and blue fans were ready “Little … Continue reading "2015 : “Twas the Last Play at the Big House"
2015 : Michigan State Snatches Victory from Jaws of Defeat
2015 : Michigan State Snatches Victory from Jaws of Defeat
Oct 17 all-day
2015 : Michigan State Snatches Victory from Jaws of Defeat
Rub your eyes. Shake your head. Rub your eyes again. You will never see a play like that again and you will never see an end like that again and there may never be a … Continue reading "2015 : Michigan State Snatches Victory from Jaws of Defeat"
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