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1802: Detroit Incorporated As Michigan’s First City
1802: Detroit Incorporated As Michigan’s First City
Jan 18 all-day
On January 18, 1802, Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair and the legislature of the Northwest Territory in Chillicothe, Ohio approved the charter incorporating the town of Detroit. Government was to be administered by a five-person … Continue reading "1802: Detroit Incorporated As Michigan’s First City"
1813 : Brigadier-General Winchester Captures Frenchtown
1813 : Brigadier-General Winchester Captures Frenchtown
Jan 18 all-day
1813 : Brigadier-General Winchester Captures Frenchtown
On January 18, 1813 the Americans forced the retreat of the British and their Native American allies from Frenchtown, which they had earlier occupied, in a relatively minor skirmish. The movement was part of a … Continue reading "1813 : Brigadier-General Winchester Captures Frenchtown"
1922 : Bob Bell Born, First Bozo the Clown
1922 : Bob Bell Born, First Bozo the Clown
Jan 18 all-day
1922 : Bob Bell Born, First Bozo the Clown
Cooky the Clown (Roy Brown) and Bozo (Bob Bell) on WGN-TV between 1976 and 1977. On Jan. 18, 1922, Bob Bell, the first portrayer of Bozo the Clown, was born in Flint. Bell began his … Continue reading "1922 : Bob Bell Born, First Bozo the Clown"
1922 : First MAC Home Ice Hockey Contest
1922 : First MAC Home Ice Hockey Contest
Jan 18 all-day
During its first season and for a number of seasons thereafter, ice hockey at MAC was played on the Red Cedar River above the dam behind the administration building (near where Wells Hall now stands) … Continue reading "1922 : First MAC Home Ice Hockey Contest"
1943 : Michigan Bakeries Ordered To Stop Slicing Loaves of Bread
1943 : Michigan Bakeries Ordered To Stop Slicing Loaves of Bread
Jan 18 all-day
On January 18, 1943, no sliced bread was available. To save manpower and steel-cutting equipment, commercial bakeries in Michigan and the rest of the nation were directed to stop the sale of sliced bread for … Continue reading "1943 : Michigan Bakeries Ordered To Stop Slicing Loaves of Bread"
2016 : Glenn Frey Dies, One of the Founding Members of the Eagles
2016 : Glenn Frey Dies, One of the Founding Members of the Eagles
Jan 18 all-day
Glenn Frey, the Royal Oak-bred Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and a founding member of the Eagles, died Monday. He was 67. Frey, a 1966 graduate of Dondero High School in Royal Oak, succumbed … Continue reading "2016 : Glenn Frey Dies, One of the Founding Members of the Eagles"
2020 : Michigan Grand Island Ice Caves Postage Stamp Released
2020 : Michigan Grand Island Ice Caves Postage Stamp Released
Jan 18 all-day
2020 : Michigan Grand Island Ice Caves Postage Stamp Released
The U.S. Postal Service today released a new priority mail stamp honoring Michigan’s Grand Island Ice Caves.  Customers can use the stamp to pay for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express Flat Rate shipping. Located … Continue reading "2020 : Michigan Grand Island Ice Caves Postage Stamp Released"
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