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1879 : General Sherman Declares War is Hell in Pontiac
1879 : General Sherman Declares War is Hell in Pontiac
Jun 19 all-day
On June 19, 1879, William Tecumseh Sherman, General in Chief of the U.S. Army, delivered a variant of his famous “War Is Hell” speech to the graduating class. A total of 10,000 people arrived to … Continue reading "1879 : General Sherman Declares War is Hell in Pontiac"
1911 : Aero Club of Grosse Point Farms Holds Aviation Meet; Records Set
1911 : Aero Club of Grosse Point Farms Holds Aviation Meet; Records Set
Jun 19 all-day
1911 : Aero Club of Grosse Point Farms Holds Aviation Meet; Records Set
Imagine that you are fourteen years old in 1911, and your dad is into the latest transportation fad—not automobiles, but aeroplanes! He and nine of his buddies are so smitten with the new technology that … Continue reading "1911 : Aero Club of Grosse Point Farms Holds Aviation Meet; Records Set"
1920 : Giant Beaver Skull Found in Niles
1920 : Giant Beaver Skull Found in Niles
Jun 19 all-day
On June 19, 1920, workers on the Michigan Central Railroad yards nears Niles unearthed the skull of a giant beaver. The giant beaver was a prehistoric beast that roamed North America along with mammoths and … Continue reading "1920 : Giant Beaver Skull Found in Niles"
1979 : World Sauntering Day
1979 : World Sauntering Day
Jun 19 all-day
“World Sauntering Day” is celebrated on the 19th day of June every year. The purpose is to remind us to take it easy, smell the roses, to slow down and enjoy life as opposed to … Continue reading "1979 : World Sauntering Day"
1982 : Vincent Chin, Chinese American, Beaten to Death in Detroit
1982 : Vincent Chin, Chinese American, Beaten to Death in Detroit
Jun 19 all-day
Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, was beaten June 19, 1982, by autoworkers in Highland Park who were angry about the growing success of the Japanese auto industry. Source : Zlati Meyer, “This Week in Michigan … Continue reading "1982 : Vincent Chin, Chinese American, Beaten to Death in Detroit"
2018 : Lansing Under Russian Occupation?
2018 : Lansing Under Russian Occupation?
Jun 19 all-day
2018 : Lansing Under Russian Occupation?
It’s not every day that you stumble across a map of your home town in Russian.   The MSU Map Library shared this map on a recent tweet and mentioned it was created back during the … Continue reading "2018 : Lansing Under Russian Occupation?"
Juneteenth National Freedom Day (3rd Saturday of June in Michigan)
Juneteenth National Freedom Day (3rd Saturday of June in Michigan)
Jun 19 all-day
Juneteenth National Freedom Day (3rd Saturday of June in Michigan)
In June, 2005, Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed legislation officially designating the third Saturday in June as Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Michigan. Senate Bill 384 (PA 48) was sponsored by Senator Martha G. … Continue reading "Juneteenth National Freedom Day (3rd Saturday of June in Michigan)"
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