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1841 : First Issue of Michigan Farmer
1841 : First Issue of Michigan Farmer
Jan 19 all-day
The Western Farmer, the state’s first farm journal, is published for the first time on this day. Promising to focus on such agricultural issues as the “application of manure,” calf-raising, deep ploughing and “the culture … Continue reading "1841 : First Issue of Michigan Farmer"
1864 : Clarissa Britain, of St. Joseph, Michigan Records Patent
1864 : Clarissa Britain, of St. Joseph, Michigan Records Patent
Jan 19 all-day
Clarissa Britain was a 19th-century inventor with seven patents to her name — the most of any Michigan woman of her time. On this day, she recorded a patent for leaf springs in ambulances to … Continue reading "1864 : Clarissa Britain, of St. Joseph, Michigan Records Patent"
1868 : Bishop Frederic Baraga Dies
1868 : Bishop Frederic Baraga Dies
Jan 19 all-day
1868 : Bishop Frederic Baraga Dies
Baraga, after whom the U.P. county is named, ministered to people from Sault Ste. Marie to Grand Rapids to Eagle Harbor, earning the nickname the Snowshoe Priest by trudging to Indian settlements in Michigan, Minnesota … Continue reading "1868 : Bishop Frederic Baraga Dies"
1941 : Robert G. “Bob” Heft Born
1941 : Robert G. “Bob” Heft Born
Jan 19 all-day
Robert G. “Bob” Heft (January 19, 1941 – December 12, 2009), born in Saginaw, Michigan, was the designer of the current American 50-star flag The Saginaw News has a nice feature on Saginaw resident Bob … Continue reading "1941 : Robert G. “Bob” Heft Born"
1981 : Rape Victim Lie Detector Tests Abolished
1981 : Rape Victim Lie Detector Tests Abolished
Jan 19 all-day
Legislation meant to protect rape victims from discriminatory use of lie detector tests has been signed into law by Gov. Milliken. Under the lie detector restriction bill, law enforcement officers would not be able to … Continue reading "1981 : Rape Victim Lie Detector Tests Abolished"
1989 : Governor Blanchard Bans Corporal Punishment in Public Schools
1989 : Governor Blanchard Bans Corporal Punishment in Public Schools
Jan 19 all-day
On this day in 1989, Governor James Blanchard signs a bill that bans corporal punishment in Michigan public schools. Source: Ken Coleman, retweeted by Michigan’s Past, January 19, 2019. MCLA 380.1312
1994 : MSU Classes Cancelled, but the University Remains Open
1994 : MSU Classes Cancelled, but the University Remains Open
Jan 19 all-day
January 19, 1994 About 30 students braved the cold to wake up President Peter McPherson at  Cowles, the President’s  Residence, chanting “Hell no, it’s 40 below” and “Frostbite is not right”.   McPherson listened and an … Continue reading "1994 : MSU Classes Cancelled, but the University Remains Open"
2011 : Lansing Appoints First Female Chief of Police
2011 : Lansing Appoints First Female Chief of Police
Jan 19 all-day
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has named Teresa Szymanski as Lansing’s next chief of police. She becomes the first female chief in the history of the department. Source : Lansing State Journal
2020 : Livonia Nurse Sings Amazing Grace In Memory of Covid Victims
2020 : Livonia Nurse Sings Amazing Grace In Memory of Covid Victims
Jan 19 all-day
A nurse from Michigan kicked off the 2021 inauguration celebration in an especially poignant way. On Tuesday evening, Lori Marie Key, who went viral in April for her rendition of “Amazing Grace” during a shift change, sang … Continue reading "2020 : Livonia Nurse Sings Amazing Grace In Memory of Covid Victims"
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