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1837 : Michigan Legislature Convenes for First Time
1837 : Michigan Legislature Convenes for First Time
Jan 2 all-day
On January 2, 1837 the first regular session of the Michigan Legislature convened in Detroit for the first time. For this and other January 2 highlights, visit Pasty Central Day in Michigan
1911 : Chase Osborn, First Michigan Governor from the Upper Peninsula
1911 : Chase Osborn, First Michigan Governor from the Upper Peninsula
Jan 2 all-day
1911 : Chase Osborn, First Michigan Governor from the Upper Peninsula
Arrival of the Honorable Chase S. Osborn, governor of Michigan, and the Honorable John Ross, Lieutenant governor of Michigan, at the Capitol preceding inauguration – 1/1/1911 (Bentley Historical Library) On January 2, 1911 Chase Osborn … Continue reading "1911 : Chase Osborn, First Michigan Governor from the Upper Peninsula"
1920 : Gray Ghost Embarks on Piracy and Rum Running
1920 : Gray Ghost Embarks on Piracy and Rum Running
Jan 2 all-day
On January 2, 1920, the Gray Ghost sailed his ice cutter across the Detroit River to Windsor, Ontario to buy a motorboat license. This was probably the last law abiding act he performed in his … Continue reading "1920 : Gray Ghost Embarks on Piracy and Rum Running"
1920: FBI Rounds Up Reds in Michigan
1920: FBI Rounds Up Reds in Michigan
Jan 2 all-day
On January 2, 1920, local and state authorities, as part of a nationwide communist-hunting “Red Raid” organized by J. Edgar Hoover, arrested more than a thousand Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Flint residents, nearly all of … Continue reading "1920: FBI Rounds Up Reds in Michigan"
1956 : MSU Defeats UCLA in Rose Bowl
1956 : MSU Defeats UCLA in Rose Bowl
Jan 2 all-day
https://onthebanks.msu.edu/Object/162-565-2387/rose-bowl–bob-shackleton-narration-1956/ Footage from the 1956 Rose Bowl game against the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. MSU Head Coach – Duffy Daugherty; UCLA Head Coach – Henry … Continue reading "1956 : MSU Defeats UCLA in Rose Bowl"
1969 : Busing Approved in Michigan to End Segregation
1969 : Busing Approved in Michigan to End Segregation
Jan 2 all-day
The Michigan Court of Appeals rules school districts can bus students to achieve racial balance. Ruling stems from white parents challenging Lansing Board of Education decision to bus black kids from Sexton to Eastern & … Continue reading "1969 : Busing Approved in Michigan to End Segregation"
1970: Clifton Wharton, First Black President of Major U.S. University
1970: Clifton Wharton, First Black President of Major U.S. University
Jan 2 all-day
1970: Clifton Wharton, First Black President of Major U.S. University
On January 2, 1970, Clifton Wharton became the president of Michigan State University, making him the first black president of a major U.S. white university. Source : Michigan History, January/February 2011. For more information, see … Continue reading "1970: Clifton Wharton, First Black President of Major U.S. University"
1974 : Coleman Young Becomes Detroit’s First Black Mayor
1974 : Coleman Young Becomes Detroit’s First Black Mayor
Jan 2 all-day
1974 : Coleman Young Becomes Detroit's First Black Mayor
On this day Coleman Young officially became Detroit’s First Black Mayor. He would go on to serve as mayor for 20 years. According to Michigan Every Day, not wanting to be occupied on January 1, … Continue reading "1974 : Coleman Young Becomes Detroit’s First Black Mayor"
2018 : Wayne State Releases Its Annual List of Words that Should Return to Regular Use
2018 : Wayne State Releases Its Annual List of Words that Should Return to Regular Use
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2018 : Wayne State Releases Its Annual List of Words that Should Return to Regular Use
Lake Superior State University distills a year’s worth of aggrieved e-mails into its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness. And in the opposite direction, Wayne State … Continue reading "2018 : Wayne State Releases Its Annual List of Words that Should Return to Regular Use"
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