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1910 : Ty Cobb Wins Batting Title
1910 : Ty Cobb Wins Batting Title
Oct 18 all-day
On October 18, 1910, after much controversy, American League president Ban Johnson names Ty Cobb as the official batting champion. Johnson rules that Cobb should receive credit for his hit in a suspended game that … Continue reading "1910 : Ty Cobb Wins Batting Title"
1942 : Willie Horton Born, Beloved Detroit Tiger
1942 : Willie Horton Born, Beloved Detroit Tiger
Oct 18 all-day
1942 : Willie Horton Born, Beloved Detroit Tiger
Born in Virginia, Willie Horton grew up in Detroit to become a Detroit Tiger hero. He batted .326 in his first season with the Tigers and had 100 or more RBIs in 1965 and 1966. … Continue reading "1942 : Willie Horton Born, Beloved Detroit Tiger"
1953 : Willie Thrower Becomes 1st African American NFL Quarterback
1953 : Willie Thrower Becomes 1st African American NFL Quarterback
Oct 18 all-day
1953 : Willie Thrower Becomes 1st African American NFL Quarterback
On October 18, 1953, Willie Thrower, a pioneer for African Americans in the sport of football, became the first African American to quarterback in a professional game in the modern era. As a college player, … Continue reading "1953 : Willie Thrower Becomes 1st African American NFL Quarterback"
1966 : Sebastian S. Kresge Dies
1966 : Sebastian S. Kresge Dies
Oct 18 all-day
1966 : Sebastian S. Kresge Dies
Sebastian Kresge was among the most successful retailers in American history. The founder of what would become the K-Mart chain of discount stores, he was also an accomplished philanthropist who focused his efforts on capital … Continue reading "1966 : Sebastian S. Kresge Dies"
1978 : Christmas Stamp Debuts in Holly, Michigan
1978 : Christmas Stamp Debuts in Holly, Michigan
Oct 18 all-day
1978 : Christmas Stamp Debuts in Holly, Michigan
Holly, Michigan was honored on this day in 1978 by being the location for the release of one of the U.S. Postal Service’s two official 1978 Christmas stamps. It featured a child on a hobby … Continue reading "1978 : Christmas Stamp Debuts in Holly, Michigan"
2010 : Detroit’s Underground Salt Mine Sold
2010 : Detroit’s Underground Salt Mine Sold
Oct 18 all-day
2010 : Detroit's Underground Salt Mine Sold
Detroit is known for cars and music. Natural resources? Not so much. Yet each day, 30 or so miners descend nearly 1,200 ft. beneath the city to extract salt from remnants of ancient seas that … Continue reading "2010 : Detroit’s Underground Salt Mine Sold"
2017 : Detroit Pistons Return to Detroit for the First Time Since 1979
2017 : Detroit Pistons Return to Detroit for the First Time Since 1979
Oct 18 all-day
Wednesday celebrated the Pistons return to Detroit for the first time since 1979, when they played at Cobo Arena.   This time, the Detroit Pistons played for the first time in Little Caesars Arena. Inside, blue … Continue reading "2017 : Detroit Pistons Return to Detroit for the First Time Since 1979"
2019 : Former Governor Bill Milliken Dies
2019 : Former Governor Bill Milliken Dies
Oct 18 all-day
William “Bill” Milliken Jr., Michigan’s longest-serving governor, was a moderate Republican who pursued an activist conservation and environmental agenda during his 14 years as governor from 1969 to 1983 before Michigan voters limited governors to serving … Continue reading "2019 : Former Governor Bill Milliken Dies"
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