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1892 : George Jewett, Michigan’s First African American Football Letterman
1892 : George Jewett, Michigan’s First African American Football Letterman
Nov 19 all-day
1892 : George Jewett, Michigan's First African American Football Letterman
Intelligent, driven, and athletically blessed, George Jewett was a classic all-American: He’d been valedictorian of Ann Arbor High School. He’d captained both the football and baseball teams there — as well as the debate club. … Continue reading "1892 : George Jewett, Michigan’s First African American Football Letterman"
1892 : Who won the Oberlin-Michigan Football Game?
1892 : Who won the Oberlin-Michigan Football Game?
Nov 19 all-day
To stress the perils of documentary research for students writing seminar papers, historians urge skepticism about everything they read until it can be verified by another source. To underscore the point, I used to teach … Continue reading "1892 : Who won the Oberlin-Michigan Football Game?"
1953 : MSU Wins First Paul Bunyan Governor’s Trophy
1953 : MSU Wins First Paul Bunyan Governor’s Trophy
Nov 19 all-day
1953 : MSU Wins First Paul Bunyan Governor's Trophy
  In 1949 Michigan voters elected Gerhard Mennen Williams as the state’s 41st governor.  Williams would serve a then record six two-year terms before choosing not to seek re-election in 1960.  During his 12 years … Continue reading "1953 : MSU Wins First Paul Bunyan Governor’s Trophy"
1956 : Two Michigan State Police Troopers Killed While on Duty
1956 : Two Michigan State Police Troopers Killed While on Duty
Nov 19 all-day
On November 19, 1956, two Michigan State Police troopers — Bert Pozza, 27, and George Lappi, 27, of the Flint post — were shot and killed with a deer rifle after responding to back up … Continue reading "1956 : Two Michigan State Police Troopers Killed While on Duty"
1966 : the Game of the Century
1966 : the Game of the Century
Nov 19 all-day
1966 : the Game of the Century
In a game to determine the number-one ranking in college football against the MSU Spartans, Notre Dame coach, Ara Parseghian had his team run out the clock rather than risk a pass and try to … Continue reading "1966 : the Game of the Century"
1975 : MSU Protests CIA Recruiting
1975 : MSU Protests CIA Recruiting
Nov 19 all-day
Recruiters for the Central Intelligence Agency came to campus only to be greeted by one of largest student protests in years. Associate Professor Zolten Ferency was one of faculty speakers denouncing the CIA. Micki Maynard, … Continue reading "1975 : MSU Protests CIA Recruiting"
1992 : Michigan Capital Awarded National Historic Landmark Status
1992 : Michigan Capital Awarded National Historic Landmark Status
Nov 19 all-day
The newly restored Michigan capitol was officially rededicated and awarded National Historic Landmark Status. Source : Michigan History, November-December 2014.
2004 : Worst Brawl in NBA History
2004 : Worst Brawl in NBA History
Nov 19 all-day
On November 19, 2004, a fight broke out between members of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers. As the on-court fight died down, a fan threw a cup of Diet Coke at Pacers forward … Continue reading "2004 : Worst Brawl in NBA History"
2017 : Detroit Native Della Reese, Jazz Singer and Actress, Dies
2017 : Detroit Native Della Reese, Jazz Singer and Actress, Dies
Nov 19 all-day
2017 : Detroit Native Della Reese, Jazz Singer and Actress, Dies
Della Reese, the husky-voiced singer and actress who spent almost a decade playing a down-to-earth heavenly messenger on the CBS series “Touched by an Angel” and became an ordained minister in real life, died on … Continue reading "2017 : Detroit Native Della Reese, Jazz Singer and Actress, Dies"
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