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1923 : The First Car Ferry Ariel Transports Vehicles Across the Straits of Mackinac
1923 : The First Car Ferry Ariel Transports Vehicles Across the Straits of Mackinac
Aug 2 all-day
1923 : The First Car Ferry Ariel Transports Vehicles Across the Straits of Mackinac
The first car ferry to operate in the Straits of Mackinaw, the wooden Ariel, carried three cars between the state‚Äôs upper and lower peninsulas on her maiden ferry voyage. As the twentieth century dawned, American … Continue reading "1923 : The First Car Ferry Ariel Transports Vehicles Across the Straits of Mackinac"
1932 : Eddie Tolan Win Two Gold Medals at Los Angeles Summer Olympics (Aug. 2-3)
1932 : Eddie Tolan Win Two Gold Medals at Los Angeles Summer Olympics (Aug. 2-3)
Aug 2 all-day
1932 : Eddie Tolan Win Two Gold Medals at Los Angeles Summer Olympics (Aug. 2-3)
Detroiter and University of Michigan alum Eddie Tolan wins the 100 meters race at the 1932 Olympics According to the Detroit Free Press: The new crown that belongs to the “world’s fastest human” now rests … Continue reading "1932 : Eddie Tolan Win Two Gold Medals at Los Angeles Summer Olympics (Aug. 2-3)"
1980 : Tommy Hitman Hearns Won the WBA Welterweight Title at Joe Louis Arena
1980 : Tommy Hitman Hearns Won the WBA Welterweight Title at Joe Louis Arena
Aug 2 all-day
On August 2, 1980, hometown boxing hero Tommy “Hitman” Hearns won the WBA welterweight title, knocking out Pipino Cuevas in the second round of their bout at Joe Louis Arena. Hearns trained at the renowned … Continue reading "1980 : Tommy Hitman Hearns Won the WBA Welterweight Title at Joe Louis Arena"
2013 : Michigan Senators Start Campaign To Replace Civil War Cannons on Capitol Lawn
2013 : Michigan Senators Start Campaign To Replace Civil War Cannons on Capitol Lawn
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2013 : Michigan Senators Start Campaign To Replace Civil War Cannons on Capitol Lawn
It started out as a conversation about some vintage War of 1812 cannon balls that were retrieved from the floor of Lake Erie. But it ended up as a historic restoration project between two state … Continue reading "2013 : Michigan Senators Start Campaign To Replace Civil War Cannons on Capitol Lawn"
2014 : Detroit Tigers Score in Every Inning Played, First Time Since 1912
2014 : Detroit Tigers Score in Every Inning Played, First Time Since 1912
Aug 2 all-day
The Tigers scored in all eight innings in which they batted. According to STATS, inc., the Tigers scored in all eight innings of a nine-inning home game for the first time since 1912. That was … Continue reading "2014 : Detroit Tigers Score in Every Inning Played, First Time Since 1912"
2014 : Largest Crowd to Watch Soccer Game in the U.S.
2014 : Largest Crowd to Watch Soccer Game in the U.S.
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2014 : Largest Crowd to Watch Soccer Game in the U.S.
The scoreboard announces attendance of 109,318 during a friendly between Real Madrid and Manchester United. (AP Photo) They came to see two of the most popular soccer teams in the world. They came for the … Continue reading "2014 : Largest Crowd to Watch Soccer Game in the U.S."
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