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1844 : First USS Michigan Enters Active Service on Great Lakes
1844 : First USS Michigan Enters Active Service on Great Lakes
Aug 19 all-day
1844 : First USS Michigan Enters Active Service on Great Lakes
The USS Michigan was the United States Navy’s first iron-hulled warship. Commissioned in August 1844, the Michigan was then, and for decades thereafter, one of the fastest ships in the world. For sixty-eight years (the … Continue reading "1844 : First USS Michigan Enters Active Service on Great Lakes"
1899 : Kathleen Morrison (Colleen Moore) Born, Future Famous Actress and Flapper
1899 : Kathleen Morrison (Colleen Moore) Born, Future Famous Actress and Flapper
Aug 19 all-day
1899 : Kathleen Morrison (Colleen Moore) Born, Future Famous Actress and Flapper
Cute as a button, silent screen star Colleen Moore was born Kathleen Morrison, on August 19th, 1900 (or August 19, 1899 according to Michigan History and Wikipedia) in Port Huran, Michigan, into a secure and … Continue reading "1899 : Kathleen Morrison (Colleen Moore) Born, Future Famous Actress and Flapper"
1951 : St. Louis Browns Coach Sends Midget to the Plate Against Detroit Tigers
1951 : St. Louis Browns Coach Sends Midget to the Plate Against Detroit Tigers
Aug 19 all-day
1951 : St. Louis Browns Coach Sends Midget to the Plate Against Detroit Tigers
Eddie Gaedel (right) in his only plate appearance. In 1951, St. Louis owner and showman Bill Veeck sent 3’7” midget Eddie Gaedell in as a pinch hitter for the Browns’ leadoff batter in the second … Continue reading "1951 : St. Louis Browns Coach Sends Midget to the Plate Against Detroit Tigers"
1958 : Governor Rick Snyder Born
1958 : Governor Rick Snyder Born
Aug 19 all-day
1958 : Governor Rick Snyder Born
On Aug. 19, 1958, Rick Snyder was born in Battle Creek. Snyder graduated from Lakeview High School and went on to earn three college degrees by age 23. He started his professional career at Coopers … Continue reading "1958 : Governor Rick Snyder Born"
1959 : Kalamazoo Opens Nation’s First Downtown Pedestrian Mall
1959 : Kalamazoo Opens Nation’s First Downtown Pedestrian Mall
Aug 19 all-day
1959 : Kalamazoo Opens Nation's First Downtown Pedestrian Mall
The Kalamazoo Mall opened on August 19th, 1959, as the nation’s first downtown pedestrian mall. The Mall in 1960. Eisenhower was President. Elvis was King. It was August 19, 1959, and a new era in … Continue reading "1959 : Kalamazoo Opens Nation’s First Downtown Pedestrian Mall"
1992 : Mary Fisher Announces She Has AIDS at GOP National Convention
1992 : Mary Fisher Announces She Has AIDS at GOP National Convention
Aug 19 all-day
Two decades ago, Mary Fisher moved a Republican National Convention audience by calling on each of those assembled to be human, to take a compassionate and public stand and embrace those who had been diagnosed … Continue reading "1992 : Mary Fisher Announces She Has AIDS at GOP National Convention"
1995 : First Woodward Dream Cruise
1995 : First Woodward Dream Cruise
Aug 19 all-day
1995 : First Woodward Dream Cruise
A view of the 13th Annual Dream Cruise (2007) from atop a building located on Woodward Ave. near Maple Road (aka: 15 Mile Road) in Birmingham, MI On August 19, 1995, the inaugural Woodward Dream … Continue reading "1995 : First Woodward Dream Cruise"
2013 : President’s Family Adopts Dog from Michigan
2013 : President’s Family Adopts Dog from Michigan
Aug 19 all-day
President Barack Obama and his family welcomed a new 14-month-old Michigan-born puppy Sunny to the White House on Monday. Sunny was born in Michigan in June 2012 – and like Bo, the First Family’s other … Continue reading "2013 : President’s Family Adopts Dog from Michigan"
2016 : L. L. Bean Opens Store In Clinton Township
2016 : L. L. Bean Opens Store In Clinton Township
Aug 19 all-day
2016 : L. L. Bean Opens Store In Clinton Township
Michigan’s first L. L. Bean Store is located in Clinton Township. “We’ve been looking to open a Michigan store for four years,” he said. “Our brand is strong in Michigan. … Michigan has great outdoor … Continue reading "2016 : L. L. Bean Opens Store In Clinton Township"
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