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1782 : Antoine Dequindre Born, Hero of Monguagon
1782 : Antoine Dequindre Born, Hero of Monguagon
Jun 18 all-day
Antoine Dequindre (June 18, 1782–February 24, 1843) was a soldier, landowner and shopkeeper in Detroit, Michigan in the first half of the 19th century. He is best known for heroism at the Battle of Monguagon … Continue reading "1782 : Antoine Dequindre Born, Hero of Monguagon"
1855 : The Steamship Illinois is First Ship To Pass through Sault Ste. Marie Locks
1855 : The Steamship Illinois is First Ship To Pass through Sault Ste. Marie Locks
Jun 18 all-day
1855 : The Steamship Illinois is First Ship To Pass through Sault Ste. Marie Locks
The steamship Illinois became the first ship to pass through the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, which connect Lakes Huron and Superior via the St. Mary’s River. Workers spent two years building two 350-foot locks, … Continue reading "1855 : The Steamship Illinois is First Ship To Pass through Sault Ste. Marie Locks"
1898 : Bob-Lo Island Opens
1898 : Bob-Lo Island Opens
Jun 18 all-day
1898 : Bob-Lo Island Opens
On June 18, 1898, the Bob-Lo Island Amusement Park opened for the first time on Bois Blanc Island, ON, Canada. It would be a favorite summer destination for Detroiters for the next century. Clipping from … Continue reading "1898 : Bob-Lo Island Opens"
1923 : 1st Checker Cab Taxi Produced in Kalamazoo
1923 : 1st Checker Cab Taxi Produced in Kalamazoo
Jun 18 all-day
1923 : 1st Checker Cab Taxi Produced in Kalamazoo
On June 18, 1923, Checker Cab rolled its 1st taxi off the line in Kalamazoo, Michigan.   Morris Markin founded the company in Chicago, but moved the operation to Kalamazoo due to skilled labor available … Continue reading "1923 : 1st Checker Cab Taxi Produced in Kalamazoo"
2016 : Arianna Quan, First Asian-American Miss Michigan
2016 : Arianna Quan, First Asian-American Miss Michigan
Jun 18 all-day
  Competing as Miss Wayne County, Quan beat out 32 other women from around the state to earn the title of Miss Michigan inside the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Muskegon. A … Continue reading "2016 : Arianna Quan, First Asian-American Miss Michigan"
2018 : Big City Greens Premieres on Disney; Inspired by St. Johns Roots
2018 : Big City Greens Premieres on Disney; Inspired by St. Johns Roots
Jun 18 all-day
2018 : Big City Greens Premieres on Disney; Inspired by St. Johns Roots
Big City Greens  is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. The series is created by Chris and Shane Houghton, who grew up on five acres of land just south of St. … Continue reading "2018 : Big City Greens Premieres on Disney; Inspired by St. Johns Roots"
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