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1815 : Treaty of Ghent Proclaimed, Ending War of 1812
1815 : Treaty of Ghent Proclaimed, Ending War of 1812
Feb 18 all-day
1815 : Treaty of Ghent Proclaimed, Ending War of 1812
On February 18, 1815, the Treaty of Ghent was officially proclaimed, ending the War of 1812, and officially returning Mackinac Island to the United States. Since news travelled slowly back then, the British garrison did … Continue reading "1815 : Treaty of Ghent Proclaimed, Ending War of 1812"
1842 : the Michigan Legislature Calls for Public School System in Detroit
1842 : the Michigan Legislature Calls for Public School System in Detroit
Feb 18 all-day
On February 18, 1842, the Michigan legislature approved the organization of a public school system in Detroit. Today they are still debating how to finance it! Source : Historical Society of Michigan.
1895 : George Gipp of Notre Dame Fame Was Born on the Keweenaw Peninsula
1895 : George Gipp of Notre Dame Fame Was Born on the Keweenaw Peninsula
Feb 18 all-day
1895 : George Gipp of Notre Dame Fame Was Born on the Keweenaw Peninsula
Born in Laurium, Michigan, on the Keweenaw Peninsula, George Gipp entered Notre Dame intending to play baseball for the Fighting Irish, but was recruited by Knute Rockne for the football team, despite having no experience … Continue reading "1895 : George Gipp of Notre Dame Fame Was Born on the Keweenaw Peninsula"
1977 : Troy Man Sets Record Balloon Flight from Michigan
1977 : Troy Man Sets Record Balloon Flight from Michigan
Feb 18 all-day
On February 18, 1977, Karl Thomas, a 28-year-old adventurer from Troy, landed his hot-air balloon on a remote island 15 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Fla., ending a record 18-day solo voyage across the United States. … Continue reading "1977 : Troy Man Sets Record Balloon Flight from Michigan"
2014 : Lauryn Williams of Detroit Wins Silver Medal; First Woman to Win Medals in Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games
2014 : Lauryn Williams of Detroit Wins Silver Medal; First Woman to Win Medals in Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games
Feb 18 all-day
2014 : Lauryn Williams of Detroit Wins Silver Medal; First Woman to Win Medals in Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games
Elana Meyers and brakeman Lauryn Williams — who spent a good part of her childhood in Detroit — win a silver medal in the two-person bobsled competition at the Winter Olympics. After 4 heats they … Continue reading "2014 : Lauryn Williams of Detroit Wins Silver Medal; First Woman to Win Medals in Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games"
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