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1835 : Detroit Common Council Votes for Progress, Approves First Underground Sewer for Detroit
1835 : Detroit Common Council Votes for Progress, Approves First Underground Sewer for Detroit
May 20 all-day
A committee of the Detroit Common Council recommended that a stone-and-brick “grand sewer” be built to replace an unsightly and unsanitary series of open ditches that ran through the city. The full council agreed, and … Continue reading "1835 : Detroit Common Council Votes for Progress, Approves First Underground Sewer for Detroit"
1927 : Charles Lindbergh, First Nonstop Solo Transatlantic Flight
1927 : Charles Lindbergh, First Nonstop Solo Transatlantic Flight
May 20 all-day
  Detroit native Charles Lindbergh became the first person to successfully complete a nonstop solo transatlantic flight when he landed the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris on May 21, 1927. He left the Roosevelt … Continue reading "1927 : Charles Lindbergh, First Nonstop Solo Transatlantic Flight"
1927 : The First Mac Wood Dune Scooter Ride
1927 : The First Mac Wood Dune Scooter Ride
May 20 all-day
1927 : The First Mac Wood Dune Scooter Ride
According to Mable Wood, Malcolm “Mac” Wood took her on her first dune scooting ride in a Model A Ford on May 20, 1927 following a torrential 3-day downpour that packed down the sand over … Continue reading "1927 : The First Mac Wood Dune Scooter Ride"
1942: Glenn Miller Song Immortalizes Kalamazoo
1942: Glenn Miller Song Immortalizes Kalamazoo
May 20 all-day
Glenn Miller recorded “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo” on May 20, 1942. The song would resonate with women — as well as swing dancers of both genders — far beyond southwestern Michigan. Since 1996, … Continue reading "1942: Glenn Miller Song Immortalizes Kalamazoo"
1951 : Olive Davis Letts, Lansing’s First Black Elementary Teacher
1951 : Olive Davis Letts, Lansing’s First Black Elementary Teacher
May 20 all-day
Olivia Davis Letts was the first black elementary teacher in the Lansing Public Schools.  Already with three years’ experience teaching in the Chicago schools, she was hired in Lansing on May 20, 1951 with the … Continue reading "1951 : Olive Davis Letts, Lansing’s First Black Elementary Teacher"
1970 : Michigan State University Students Strike Over Vietnam
1970 : Michigan State University Students Strike Over Vietnam
May 20 all-day
When Michigan State University students decided to skip classes and strike over the war in Vietnam (May 7-20, 1970), MSU President Clifton Wharton and Governor Milliken did their best to avoid a repeat of the … Continue reading "1970 : Michigan State University Students Strike Over Vietnam"
2005 : First Highway Accident Ever on M185
2005 : First Highway Accident Ever on M185
May 20 all-day
It took 107 years, but it happened. In 2005, a fire truck utility door was damaged when it maneuvered too closely to the open door of an ambulance and clipped it. Nobody was hurt, as … Continue reading "2005 : First Highway Accident Ever on M185"
2020 : Tittabawassee and Rifle River Flooding
2020 : Tittabawassee and Rifle River Flooding
May 20 all-day
2020 : Tittabawassee and Rifle River Flooding
Above: An aerial view of floodwaters flowing from the Tittabawassee River into the lower part of downtown Midland on May 20, 2020 in Midland, Michigan. Heavy rains over the last few days doused Michigan, prompting flood … Continue reading "2020 : Tittabawassee and Rifle River Flooding"
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