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1895 : Talbert Abrams Born, Father of Aerial Photography
1895 : Talbert Abrams Born, Father of Aerial Photography
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1895 : Talbert Abrams Born, Father of Aerial Photography
Talbert “Ted” Abrams (August 17, 1895, Tekonsha, Michigan – August 26, 1990) was an American photographer and aviator known as the “father of aerial photography”. While a child he read about the flights of the … Continue reading "1895 : Talbert Abrams Born, Father of Aerial Photography"
1915 : Kettering Receives Patent for Electric Self-Starter
1915 : Kettering Receives Patent for Electric Self-Starter
Aug 17 all-day
1915 : Kettering Receives Patent for Electric Self-Starter
On August 17, 1915, Charles Kettering got a patent for the electric self-starter. Early drivers had to crank to start the engine, so Henry Leland of @Cadillac asked Kettering for help. In 1911, he finished … Continue reading "1915 : Kettering Receives Patent for Electric Self-Starter"
1920 : Seaplane Delivers Mail to Detroit From Cleveland — First Airplane Mail Delivery to Michigan
1920 : Seaplane Delivers Mail to Detroit From Cleveland — First Airplane Mail Delivery to Michigan
Aug 17 all-day
On August 17, 1920, a seaplane, arriving from Cleveland, landed at Detroit with the first batch of mail ever delivered to Michigan by air. Regular airmail service, however, did not begin for nearly six more … Continue reading "1920 : Seaplane Delivers Mail to Detroit From Cleveland — First Airplane Mail Delivery to Michigan"
1942 : Life Magazine Takes A Look At Wartime Detroit, and Finds Many Problems
1942 : Life Magazine Takes A Look At Wartime Detroit, and Finds Many Problems
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The news from Detroit is bad this summer. Few people across the country realize how bad it is. Wildcat strikes and slowdowns, material shortages and poor planning at the top have cut into Detroit’s productions … Continue reading "1942 : Life Magazine Takes A Look At Wartime Detroit, and Finds Many Problems"
1980 : Al Kaline’s Detroit Tiger Uniform Number Retired
1980 : Al Kaline’s Detroit Tiger Uniform Number Retired
Aug 17 all-day
1980 : Al Kaline's Detroit Tiger Uniform Number Retired
On August 17, 1980, Al Kaline became the first Detroit Tiger to have his uniform number (6) retired. Two weeks earlier, Kaline was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame, one of the few players … Continue reading "1980 : Al Kaline’s Detroit Tiger Uniform Number Retired"
2014 : Claudia House Morcom Dies, First Female African-American Judge on Wayne County’s Circuit Court
2014 : Claudia House Morcom Dies, First Female African-American Judge on Wayne County’s Circuit Court
Aug 17 all-day
Fifty years ago this summer, a young black woman lawyer from Detroit named Claudia House Morcom arrived in Mississippi on a mission that really meant risking her life. She was there to fight the system … Continue reading "2014 : Claudia House Morcom Dies, First Female African-American Judge on Wayne County’s Circuit Court"
2015 : Jake Elliot Wins World Yo-Yo Contest in Japan
2015 : Jake Elliot Wins World Yo-Yo Contest in Japan
Aug 17 all-day
The world has a new yo-yo champion, and he’s from west Michigan. Jake Elliot, 20, is originally from Grand Rapids and went to Grandville High School. Now, he lives in Milford, where he works full-time … Continue reading "2015 : Jake Elliot Wins World Yo-Yo Contest in Japan"
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