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1844 : Elijah McCoy Born, the Real McCoy
1844 : Elijah McCoy Born, the Real McCoy
May 2 all-day
1844 : Elijah McCoy Born, the Real McCoy
Elijah McCoy was born on May 2, 1844 in Canadato fugitive slaves who moved to Ypsilanti when Elijah was three. He studied, apprenticed, and became a mechanical engineer in Scotland, but when he returned to … Continue reading "1844 : Elijah McCoy Born, the Real McCoy"
1907 : Two Detroit Girls Sentenced to the Industrial Home for Girls For Frequenting Dance Halls
1907 : Two Detroit Girls Sentenced to the Industrial Home for Girls For Frequenting Dance Halls
May 2 all-day
On May 2, 1907, Detroit Recorders Court Judge James Thelan made news when he told the mothers of two 16-year-old girls that if they could not “keep your children from going to places where they … Continue reading "1907 : Two Detroit Girls Sentenced to the Industrial Home for Girls For Frequenting Dance Halls"
1933 : Camp Raco, Michigan’s First Civilian Conservation Corps Facility
1933 : Camp Raco, Michigan’s First Civilian Conservation Corps Facility
May 2 all-day
1933 : Camp Raco, Michigan's First Civilian Conservation Corps Facility
On this day, two hundred young men from Detroit arrive at an isolated spot in Chippewa County near Sault Ste. Marie and set up Camp Raco — Michigan’s first Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) facility. Within … Continue reading "1933 : Camp Raco, Michigan’s First Civilian Conservation Corps Facility"
1939 : Lou Gehrig Removes Himself From Lineup Against Tigers, Breaking Streak of 2130 Games
1939 : Lou Gehrig Removes Himself From Lineup Against Tigers, Breaking Streak of 2130 Games
May 2 all-day
1939 : Lou Gehrig Removes Himself From Lineup Against Tigers, Breaking Streak of 2130 Games
On May 2, 1939, Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, the “iron man” of baseball, removed himself from the lineup prior to the first pitch at Briggs Stadium (later Tiger Stadium) after 2,130 consecutive … Continue reading "1939 : Lou Gehrig Removes Himself From Lineup Against Tigers, Breaking Streak of 2130 Games"
1964: President Johnson Announces Great Society Program at University of Michigan
1964: President Johnson Announces Great Society Program at University of Michigan
May 2 all-day
On May 2, 1964, plans for a “Great Society” are announced. President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking at spring commencement at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, announced his plans for building a “Great Society,” … Continue reading "1964: President Johnson Announces Great Society Program at University of Michigan"
1985 : Leonard V. Falcone Dies, Long-Time Band Director at Michigan State for 40 Years
1985 : Leonard V. Falcone Dies, Long-Time Band Director at Michigan State for 40 Years
May 2 all-day
1985 : Leonard V. Falcone Dies, Long-Time Band Director at Michigan State for 40 Years
Planning a band formation at Michigan State College.  Image from the Michigan State University Archives an Historical Collection. Leonard V. Falcone (5 April 1899 – May 2, 1985) was best known for being Professor of … Continue reading "1985 : Leonard V. Falcone Dies, Long-Time Band Director at Michigan State for 40 Years"
2005 : Pontiac Grand Am Ceases Production
2005 : Pontiac Grand Am Ceases Production
May 2 all-day
On May 2, 2005, the Pontiac Grand Am ceased production at the 100-year-old Lansing Car Assembly plant. Courtesy of WAKV (Plainwell, MI), The Memory Station Pontiac Grand Am Timeline (1973-2005) courtesy of YouTube.
2015 : Earthquake Rattles Southern Michigan
2015 : Earthquake Rattles Southern Michigan
May 2 all-day
2015 : Earthquake Rattles Southern Michigan
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook Michigan on Saturday afternoon and residents in Metro Detroit reported feeling the earth move. The earthquake was centered 8km south of Galesburg, outside of Kalamazoo and was recorded shortly after … Continue reading "2015 : Earthquake Rattles Southern Michigan"
2018: Dearborn Cub Scout Troop Admits All Girl Pack
2018: Dearborn Cub Scout Troop Admits All Girl Pack
May 2 all-day
A Cub Scout troop in Dearborn is celebrating its first female members just as the Boy Scouts of America announced it is dropping the word “boys” from its title. Cub Scout Pack No. 112 inducted nine … Continue reading "2018: Dearborn Cub Scout Troop Admits All Girl Pack"
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