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1835 : Michigan Legislature Convenes for First Time
1835 : Michigan Legislature Convenes for First Time
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The first session of the state Legislature met Nov. 2, 1835, in Detroit. During that noon meeting, officials chose a secretary of state, a speaker of the House and Michigan’s two U.S. senators. The date … Continue reading "1835 : Michigan Legislature Convenes for First Time"
1917 : Lansing Butcher Tarred and Feathered
1917 : Lansing Butcher Tarred and Feathered
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William Saier was tarred and feathered on the first tee of a Lansing golf course because he committed what The State Journal called “an unprintable crime against the Star Spangled Banner.” It was Nov. 2, … Continue reading "1917 : Lansing Butcher Tarred and Feathered"
1920 : First Woman Elected to Michigan Legislature
1920 : First Woman Elected to Michigan Legislature
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1920 : First Woman Elected to Michigan Legislature
Eva M. Hamilton of Grand Rapids was the first woman elected to the Michigan legislature, winning a seat in the Senate in 1920. Like so many other pioneer female lawmakers, Eva McCall Hamilton was a … Continue reading "1920 : First Woman Elected to Michigan Legislature"
1924: Cora Reynolds Anderson, First Woman and Only Native American Woman Elected to House
1924: Cora Reynolds Anderson, First Woman and Only Native American Woman Elected to House
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1924: Cora Reynolds Anderson, First Woman and Only Native American Woman Elected to House
Cora Reynolds Anderson, born on April 10, 1882,  was the first woman elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, serving one term from 1925 to 1926. She is also believed to be the only Native … Continue reading "1924: Cora Reynolds Anderson, First Woman and Only Native American Woman Elected to House"
1954 : Michigan’s First African-American Elected to Congress, Early Civil Rights Champion
1954 : Michigan’s First African-American Elected to Congress, Early Civil Rights Champion
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1954 : Michigan's First African-American Elected to Congress, Early Civil Rights Champion
On November 2, 1954 Charles Diggs Jr.,  a Detroit mortician and former state senator, was elected to the U.S. Congress, becoming Michigan’s first African-American congressman. The same year that he was sworn into congress, Diggs … Continue reading "1954 : Michigan’s First African-American Elected to Congress, Early Civil Rights Champion"
1973 : First Ice Hockey Home Game at Yost Ice Arena
1973 : First Ice Hockey Home Game at Yost Ice Arena
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1973 : First Ice Hockey Home Game at Yost Ice Arena
Ice Hockey Gets a New Home In the summer of 1973, following the suggestion of U-M baseball coach Don Lund, the University of Michigan began a renovation project to convert Yost Field House into Yost … Continue reading "1973 : First Ice Hockey Home Game at Yost Ice Arena"
1976 : Michigan Voters Approve 10-Cent Can Deposit Fee
1976 : Michigan Voters Approve 10-Cent Can Deposit Fee
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1976 : Michigan Voters Approve 10-Cent Can Deposit Fee
Despite staunch opposition from retailers and beverage manufacturers, voters approved a 10-cent deposit on cans and bottles on this day. Governor William Milliken and his wife were instrumental in starting a petition to put the … Continue reading "1976 : Michigan Voters Approve 10-Cent Can Deposit Fee"
1982 : Michigan’s First Woman Lieutenant Governor Elected
1982 : Michigan’s First Woman Lieutenant Governor Elected
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1982 : Michigan's First Woman Lieutenant Governor Elected
Martha Griffiths became the first woman to be elected Michigan lieutenant governor. Source : Historical Society of Michigan Martha Griffiths wikipedia entry Martha Griffiths and the Equal Rights Amendment
1983 : Rep. John Conyers Jr.’s Campaign to Establish Martin Luther King Day Bears Fruit
1983 : Rep. John Conyers Jr.’s Campaign to Establish Martin Luther King Day Bears Fruit
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1983 : Rep. John Conyers Jr.'s Campaign to Establish Martin Luther King Day Bears Fruit
MLK Day support: U.S. Rep John Conyers Jr., D-Detroit, helped establish the national holiday commemorating MLK. Conyers introduced legislation four days after King’s assassination in 1968 for a federal holiday honoring King. The bill, however, … Continue reading "1983 : Rep. John Conyers Jr.’s Campaign to Establish Martin Luther King Day Bears Fruit"
2011 : Inventor of Highway Centerline Receives International Honor
2011 : Inventor of Highway Centerline Receives International Honor
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The late Edward N. Hines, a Michigan resident who invented the highway centerline, was honored today with the first Paul Mijksenaar Design for Function Award in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Widely recognized as one of the … Continue reading "2011 : Inventor of Highway Centerline Receives International Honor"
2014 : MSU Women’s Cross Country Captures Second Straight Big Ten Championship
2014 : MSU Women’s Cross Country Captures Second Straight Big Ten Championship
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Led by Leah O’Connor in first place and three other top-10 finishers, the top-ranked Michigan State women’s cross country team captured their second-straight Big Ten Championship Nov. 2. The Michigan State women’s team recorded 26 … Continue reading "2014 : MSU Women’s Cross Country Captures Second Straight Big Ten Championship"
2017 : Michiganders or Michiganians? Lawmakers settle it
2017 : Michiganders or Michiganians? Lawmakers settle it
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Are you a Michigander or a Michiganian? In the eyes of the state Legislature, Michigander is the official term for the residents of Michigan and they have a bill that passed unanimously in both the House … Continue reading "2017 : Michiganders or Michiganians? Lawmakers settle it"
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