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1844 : Aaron Montgomery Ward Born, Founder of Montgomery Ward and Co.
1844 : Aaron Montgomery Ward Born, Founder of Montgomery Ward and Co.
Feb 17 all-day
1844 : Aaron Montgomery Ward Born, Founder of Montgomery Ward and Co.
Well Aaron Montgomery Ward was actually born in Chatham, New Jersey. However he moved to Niles, Michigan with his family in 1853. Though he only attended school through his 14th year, Monty learned much while … Continue reading "1844 : Aaron Montgomery Ward Born, Founder of Montgomery Ward and Co."
1864 : First Michigan Colored Infantry Mustered Into Service
1864 : First Michigan Colored Infantry Mustered Into Service
Feb 17 all-day
1864 : First Michigan Colored Infantry Mustered Into Service
On February 17, 1864, the First Michigan Michigan Colored Infantry was mustered into service during the Civil War and fought with distinction in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.. The unit was later renamed the 102nd … Continue reading "1864 : First Michigan Colored Infantry Mustered Into Service"
1918 : Michigan’s German and Austrian-Born Residents Face Possible Internment or Deportation
1918 : Michigan’s German and Austrian-Born Residents Face Possible Internment or Deportation
Feb 17 all-day
On February 17, 1918, the U.S. Department of Justice sent instructions to “war bureaus” throughout Michigan to arrest all German aliens who had failed to register. As a result, many of Michigan’s 80,000 German-born and … Continue reading "1918 : Michigan’s German and Austrian-Born Residents Face Possible Internment or Deportation"
1933 : Two Arrested in Lansing for Prohibition Violations
1933 : Two Arrested in Lansing for Prohibition Violations
Feb 17 all-day
February 17, 1933 Two men were held by police on charges of violating the state liquor law following raids here late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Police confiscated a small amount of home brew … Continue reading "1933 : Two Arrested in Lansing for Prohibition Violations"
2004 : MI Senate Forbids Breastfeeding in Front Seat of Car
2004 : MI Senate Forbids Breastfeeding in Front Seat of Car
Feb 17 all-day
Put your babies in the back seat! On February 17, 2014, the Michigan Senate passed (30-7) a bill forbidding mothers from breast-feeding their children in the front seat of a car. Source: MIRS Capitol Capsule Bulletin, … Continue reading "2004 : MI Senate Forbids Breastfeeding in Front Seat of Car"
2014 : Two University of Michigan Students, Davis and White, Win America’s First Gold Medal in Ice Dancing
2014 : Two University of Michigan Students, Davis and White, Win America’s First Gold Medal in Ice Dancing
Feb 17 all-day
2014 : Two University of Michigan Students, Davis and White, Win America's First Gold Medal in Ice Dancing
They grew up together in Oakland County, from the time they were nine years old, sharing childhood, adolescence and a passionate love for skating. After a journey of 17 years in which they held hands … Continue reading "2014 : Two University of Michigan Students, Davis and White, Win America’s First Gold Medal in Ice Dancing"
2015 : Judge Richard Enslen Dies, Remembered for Forcing MHSAA to Comply with Title IX
2015 : Judge Richard Enslen Dies, Remembered for Forcing MHSAA to Comply with Title IX
Feb 17 all-day
udge Richard Enslen died Feb. 17 at age 83. He is remembered for forcing the MHSAA to comply with Title IX, the federal law banning sex discrimination in school settings. Enslen’s rulings in the case … Continue reading "2015 : Judge Richard Enslen Dies, Remembered for Forcing MHSAA to Comply with Title IX"
2018 : 49th Spartan Stampede Rodeo Held, Selects First African-American Rodeo Queen
2018 : 49th Spartan Stampede Rodeo Held, Selects First African-American Rodeo Queen
Feb 17 all-day
2018 : 49th Spartan Stampede Rodeo Held, Selects First African-American Rodeo Queen
February 16-18, 2018 Michigan State sophomore, Khalilah Smith, rides around the school’s livestock pavilion during the 49th annual Spartan Stampede Sunday afternoon. Saturday, Smith was named the first African-American Rodeo Queen in MSU history. (Photo: Angela … Continue reading "2018 : 49th Spartan Stampede Rodeo Held, Selects First African-American Rodeo Queen"
2018 : Michigan State University Basketball Team Pulls Biggest Comeback in Big Ten History
2018 : Michigan State University Basketball Team Pulls Biggest Comeback in Big Ten History
Feb 17 all-day
Michigan State pulled off the biggest comeback in Big Ten history Saturday afternoon, erasing a 27-point deficit to pull off a 65-60 road win over Northwestern. The comeback also ranks as the fifth-largest in Division-I … Continue reading "2018 : Michigan State University Basketball Team Pulls Biggest Comeback in Big Ten History"
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