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1794 : Battle of Fallen Timbers Opens Northwest to American Settlers
1794 : Battle of Fallen Timbers Opens Northwest to American Settlers
Aug 20 all-day
1794 : Battle of Fallen Timbers Opens Northwest to American Settlers
Led by General “Mad Anthony” Wayne, a force of two thousand Americans succeeded in defeating a confederation of one thousand Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa and Pottawatomie warriors just south of present-day Toledo, … Continue reading "1794 : Battle of Fallen Timbers Opens Northwest to American Settlers"
1911 : Cadillac Announces Self-Starting Motor
1911 : Cadillac Announces Self-Starting Motor
Aug 20 all-day
1911 : Cadillac Announces Self-Starting Motor
In 1912 Cadillac fitted the first starter motor as standard equipment on its Model 30. This deceptively simple device made it possible for anyone , no matter what their strength, to turn over a multi-cylinder … Continue reading "1911 : Cadillac Announces Self-Starting Motor"
1971 : Oscoda Claims Paul Bunyan
1971 : Oscoda Claims Paul Bunyan
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1971 : Oscoda Claims Paul Bunyan
On Aug. 20, 1971, the city of Oscoda held a Paul Bunyan Festival to establish ownership of the legendary logger who could straighten rivers, strip trees by sliding down them with axes tied to his … Continue reading "1971 : Oscoda Claims Paul Bunyan"
1981 : Huron Valley Men’s Facility Opens
1981 : Huron Valley Men’s Facility Opens
Aug 20 all-day
1981 : Huron Valley Men's Facility Opens
On Aug. 20, 1981, the Huron Valley Men’s facility, the state’s third maximum-security prison, opened near Ypsilanti. Twenty maximum-security inmates from the Marquette prison were the first of 411 of the toughest prisoners in the … Continue reading "1981 : Huron Valley Men’s Facility Opens"
2013 : Governor Snyder Goes Scuba Diving to Publicize Marine Sanctuaries
2013 : Governor Snyder Goes Scuba Diving to Publicize Marine Sanctuaries
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2013 : Governor Snyder Goes Scuba Diving to Publicize Marine Sanctuaries
Governor Rick Snyder performed what was surely a gubernatorial first Tuesday when he personally embarked on a scuba dive into Lake Huron to get a first-hand look at one of the shipwrecks in the marine … Continue reading "2013 : Governor Snyder Goes Scuba Diving to Publicize Marine Sanctuaries"
2013 : Novelist Elmore Leonard, ‘Dickens of Detroit’, Dies
2013 : Novelist Elmore Leonard, ‘Dickens of Detroit’, Dies
Aug 20 all-day
2013 : Novelist Elmore Leonard, 'Dickens of Detroit', Dies
Elmore Leonard, one of America’s greatest crime novelists and often called the “Dickens of Detroit,” has died. A worldly former advertising man, Leonard had a particular gift for the snappy, visceral dialogue of the street … Continue reading "2013 : Novelist Elmore Leonard, ‘Dickens of Detroit’, Dies"
2015 : Michigan History for Kids Relaunched
2015 : Michigan History for Kids Relaunched
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2015 : Michigan History for Kids Relaunched
Michigan History for Kids   The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) announces the release of Michigan History for Kids magazine and its accompanying website, www.michigankids.org. Aimed at children in third and fourth grades, where state … Continue reading "2015 : Michigan History for Kids Relaunched"
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