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1837 : First Locomotive Powered Train in Michigan
1837 : First Locomotive Powered Train in Michigan
Jan 20 all-day
1837 : First Locomotive Powered Train in Michigan
On Jan. 20, 1837, the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad put the first locomotive ever to run on Michigan tracks into service on their 33-mile Adrian-to-Toledo route. Prior to the locomotive’s arrival, horses had pulled the … Continue reading "1837 : First Locomotive Powered Train in Michigan"
1880 : First International Telephone Line Connects Detroit and Windsor
1880 : First International Telephone Line Connects Detroit and Windsor
Jan 20 all-day
The first international telephone line in the world opened between Detroit and Windsor on Jan. 20, 1880. A year later, almost to the day, the Michigan State Telephone Co. (later Michigan Bell and now part … Continue reading "1880 : First International Telephone Line Connects Detroit and Windsor"
1975 : First College Commencement Exercises Within A Prison
1975 : First College Commencement Exercises Within A Prison
Jan 20 all-day
The first college commencement exercises held within a prison were held on January 20, 1975 in the State Prison of Southern Michigan when Jackson Community College conferred 20 associate degrees. Source : History of Jackson, … Continue reading "1975 : First College Commencement Exercises Within A Prison"
1988 : Supremes Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1988 : Supremes Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jan 20 all-day
1988 : Supremes Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On January 20, 1988 the Supremes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Supremes rose from the poverty of Detroit’s Brewster housing project to become Motown’s most consistent hitmakers and the … Continue reading "1988 : Supremes Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"
MLK Day : Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday
MLK Day : Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday
Jan 20 all-day
MLK Day : Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination … Continue reading "MLK Day : Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday"
MLK Day : Five Myths About Dr. Martin Luther King
MLK Day : Five Myths About Dr. Martin Luther King
Jan 20 all-day
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is a historical figure every school child knows, one of the few from American history sculpted into a monument on the Mall. Yet much of his activism is misunderstood, … Continue reading "MLK Day : Five Myths About Dr. Martin Luther King"
MLK Day : Michigan and Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK Day : Michigan and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 20 all-day
As people across the country remember the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., we remember his visits to and influence on Michigan. Here are six historical nuggets about King and Michigan, ranging … Continue reading "MLK Day : Michigan and Martin Luther King, Jr."
MLK Day : Volunteering and Highlights from Awesome Stories Archive
MLK Day : Volunteering and Highlights from Awesome Stories Archive
Jan 20 all-day
MLK Day : Volunteering and Highlights from Awesome Stories Archive
Beyond all of his accomplishments, Dr. King left us an important question to ponder. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” MLK Day, thus, is also a Day of … Continue reading "MLK Day : Volunteering and Highlights from Awesome Stories Archive"
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