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1704 : Marie Therese Cadillac, First Child Baptized in Detroit
1704 : Marie Therese Cadillac, First Child Baptized in Detroit
Feb 2 all-day
1704 : Marie Therese Cadillac, First Child Baptized in Detroit
On February 2, 1704, Marie Therese Cadillac, daughter of the city’s founder, became the first child baptized in Detroit. She is born 9 months to the day that her mother arrived in Detroit from Montreal … Continue reading "1704 : Marie Therese Cadillac, First Child Baptized in Detroit"
1870: University of Michigan Admits First Female Student
1870: University of Michigan Admits First Female Student
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1870: University of Michigan Admits First Female Student
On February 2, 1870, Elizabeth (Madelon) Stockwell from Kalamazoo was the first female admitted to the University of Michigan. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in June 1872. Stockwell came to the University … Continue reading "1870: University of Michigan Admits First Female Student"
1921 : Electric Streetcars Begin Operating in Detroit
1921 : Electric Streetcars Begin Operating in Detroit
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1921 : Electric Streetcars Begin Operating in Detroit
On February 2, 1921, electric streetcars began operation in Detroit. Sources : Historical Society of Michigan. Detroit Transit History 19 pictures showing the history of Detroit’s streetcar system, Detroit Metro Times. Before the QLine: Detroit’s … Continue reading "1921 : Electric Streetcars Begin Operating in Detroit"
1936 : Ty Cobb One of First Players Elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame
1936 : Ty Cobb One of First Players Elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame
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1936 : Ty Cobb One of First Players Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
On February 2, 1936,  Ty Cobb becomes one of the first players selected to enter the newly formed Baseball Hall of Fame. Sources : Michigan History Magazine Tyrus Raymond Cobb Inducted to the Hall of … Continue reading "1936 : Ty Cobb One of First Players Elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame"
1954 : Christie Brinkley Born, CoverGirl and a Whole Lot More
1954 : Christie Brinkley Born, CoverGirl and a Whole Lot More
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1954 : Christie Brinkley Born, CoverGirl and a Whole Lot More
Believe it or not, but Christie Brinkley was born Christine Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan on February 2, 1954, although she moved to California with her family as a child. Brinkley gained worldwide fame beginning … Continue reading "1954 : Christie Brinkley Born, CoverGirl and a Whole Lot More"
1954 : Wings Play First Winter Classic At Marquette Prison
1954 : Wings Play First Winter Classic At Marquette Prison
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1954 : Wings Play First Winter Classic At Marquette Prison
Recalling Red Wings vs. Prisoners. Doc Emrick takes a look back on the first outdoor game ever played by an NHL team, which was on Feb. 2, 1954 when the Detroit Red Wings played the … Continue reading "1954 : Wings Play First Winter Classic At Marquette Prison"
2011 : Michigan State University Suspends Classes For Fifth Time Because of a Blizzard
2011 : Michigan State University Suspends Classes For Fifth Time Because of a Blizzard
Feb 2 all-day
2011 : Michigan State University Suspends Classes For Fifth Time Because of a Blizzard
In what the National Weather Service called “a top 10 storm” for Michigan, Groundhog Day blizzard conditions brought about a foot of snow to mid-Michigan, along with high winds and frigid temperatures, creating dangerous wind … Continue reading "2011 : Michigan State University Suspends Classes For Fifth Time Because of a Blizzard"
2014 : Oakland University’s Travis Bader Sets NCAA Division I Record for 3-Point Shots
2014 : Oakland University’s Travis Bader Sets NCAA Division I Record for 3-Point Shots
Feb 2 all-day
Oakland University’s Travis Bader set the NCAA Division I record for the most career 3-pointers on Sunday against Milwaukee, surpassing the previous mark of 457 set by Duke’s J.J. Redick. Bader, who entered the game … Continue reading "2014 : Oakland University’s Travis Bader Sets NCAA Division I Record for 3-Point Shots"
2015 : MSU Suspends Classes Until Noon; University of Michigan Cancels Classes for Entire Day
2015 : MSU Suspends Classes Until Noon; University of Michigan Cancels Classes for Entire Day
Feb 2 all-day
For the sixth time in its history, MSU suspended classes — at least for the morning – because of a heavy snowfall. The Lansing area got between 10 and 12 inches of snow in Sunday’s … Continue reading "2015 : MSU Suspends Classes Until Noon; University of Michigan Cancels Classes for Entire Day"
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