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1871 : Governor Fred Green Born
1871 : Governor Fred Green Born
Oct 20 all-day
1871 : Governor Fred Green Born
On Oct. 20, 1871, former Gov. Fred Green was born in Manistee. A veteran of the Spanish American War, Green served as the city attorney for Ypsilanti for a spell until he moved to Ionia. … Continue reading "1871 : Governor Fred Green Born"
1919 : Kettering University Founded
1919 : Kettering University Founded
Oct 20 all-day
1919 : Kettering University Founded
Originally founded as The School of Automotive Trades by Albert Sobey under the direction of the Industrial Fellowship of Flint on October 20, 1919, Kettering University has a long legacy with the automotive industry. The … Continue reading "1919 : Kettering University Founded"
1927 : First Ford Model A Rolls Off Production Line
1927 : First Ford Model A Rolls Off Production Line
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1927 : First Ford Model A Rolls Off Production Line
The Ford Model A of 1928–1931 was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. First produced on October 20, 1927, but not sold until December 2, it … Continue reading "1927 : First Ford Model A Rolls Off Production Line"
1934 : University of Michigan Football’s Darkest Day
1934 : University of Michigan Football’s Darkest Day
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1934 : University of Michigan Football's Darkest Day
The date was Oct. 20, 1934, and the opponent was Georgia Tech. It was a rare occurrence in those days for Michigan to play a team from outside the Midwest, but Fielding H. Yost — … Continue reading "1934 : University of Michigan Football’s Darkest Day"
1953 : Edward R. Murrow Stands Up for Michigan Resident Accused of Being A Communist
1953 : Edward R. Murrow Stands Up for Michigan Resident Accused of Being A Communist
Oct 20 all-day
1953 : Edward R. Murrow Stands Up for Michigan Resident Accused of Being A Communist
In 1953, Milo Radulovich, 26, a WWII veteran, was attending the University of Michigan on the GI Bill. He was hoping to get a degree in physics so he could advance in his career as … Continue reading "1953 : Edward R. Murrow Stands Up for Michigan Resident Accused of Being A Communist"
1983 : Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Holds First Induction Ceremony
1983 : Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Holds First Induction Ceremony
Oct 20 all-day
1983 : Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Holds First Induction Ceremony
At the first induction ceremony and dinner held October 20, 1983 in Dearborn, 18 women were recognized, among them Isabella Baumfree (Sojourner Truth), a former slave who became a nationally known crusader for human rights; … Continue reading "1983 : Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Holds First Induction Ceremony"
2001 : “Gateway to Freedom” Monuments Dedicated in Detroit and Windsor
2001 : “Gateway to Freedom” Monuments Dedicated in Detroit and Windsor
Oct 20 all-day
2001 : "Gateway to Freedom" Monuments Dedicated in Detroit and Windsor
In honor of Detroit’s role in the Underground Railroad, the development group Detroit 300 commissioned two sculptures by Ed Dwight, one in Detroit and the other in Windsor and dedicated the monuments on this day … Continue reading "2001 : “Gateway to Freedom” Monuments Dedicated in Detroit and Windsor"
2003 : Canton Man Survives Niagara Falls Plunge
2003 : Canton Man Survives Niagara Falls Plunge
Oct 20 all-day
2003 : Canton Man Survives Niagara Falls Plunge
Kirk Jones, a 40-year-old unemployed salesman from Canton, survived a fall over Niagara Falls without anything protecting him, like a barrel, life jacket or boat, on Oct. 20, 2003. Jones — who’d drunk vodka and … Continue reading "2003 : Canton Man Survives Niagara Falls Plunge"
2018 : Detroit Free Press Marathon (Oct. 20-21)
2018 : Detroit Free Press Marathon (Oct. 20-21)
Oct 20 all-day
The 2018  Detroit Marathon was held October 20-21, 2018 and was sponsored by  both the Detroit Free Press and Chemical Bank. Source : Kayla Daugherty, “How non-running newspaper guy launched the Detroit Free Press marathon“, … Continue reading "2018 : Detroit Free Press Marathon (Oct. 20-21)"
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