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1893 : The day Detroit’s ‘other’ train station opened its doors
1893 : The day Detroit’s ‘other’ train station opened its doors
Jan 21 all-day
1893 : The day Detroit's 'other' train station opened its doors
On January, 1893 the first train steamed into the stately old Union Depot in downtown Detroit. No, not that abandoned train station you see on all the ruin porn web sites. You know, Detroit’s other … Continue reading "1893 : The day Detroit’s ‘other’ train station opened its doors"
1915 : Birth of Kiwanis in Detroit
1915 : Birth of Kiwanis in Detroit
Jan 21 all-day
Kiwanis International, one of the great service organizations of the world, had its origin on January 21, 1915. On this date the State of Michigan issued a charter to a group of business and professional … Continue reading "1915 : Birth of Kiwanis in Detroit"
1969 : Police Shut Down Play at University of Michigan
1969 : Police Shut Down Play at University of Michigan
Jan 21 all-day
It was the Age of Aquarius. Or maybe not. Late in January, the University Activity Center sponsored a two-week Creative Arts Festival. One of the sponsored plays, Dionysus 69, fresh from New York City, was … Continue reading "1969 : Police Shut Down Play at University of Michigan"
1972 : Koegel’s Relocates Near Bishop Airport in Flint
1972 : Koegel’s Relocates Near Bishop Airport in Flint
Jan 21 all-day
1972 : Koegel's Relocates Near Bishop Airport in Flint
Not many businesses can say they have been around since the early 1900s, but not many businesses are like Koegel Meat Company. Albert Koegel came to the Flint area in 1916 to start his own … Continue reading "1972 : Koegel’s Relocates Near Bishop Airport in Flint"
1995 : Democratic Leader William Faust Dies
1995 : Democratic Leader William Faust Dies
Jan 21 all-day
Who gave the best farewell speech ever in the Michigan Legislature? Oh, without question the speech of former Senate Democratic leader William Faust in December 1994. It was the best. And in so many ways … Continue reading "1995 : Democratic Leader William Faust Dies"
2013 : Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway Resigns
2013 : Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway Resigns
Jan 21 all-day
Democratic-nominated Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway (right) resigned in 2013 after an ethics complaint was filed against her. She was subsequently sentenced to one year in prison for bank fraud after hiding assets to … Continue reading "2013 : Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway Resigns"
2013 : Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway Resigns
2013 : Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway Resigns
Jan 21 all-day
2013 : Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway Resigns
Democratic-nominated Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway  resigned in 2013 after an ethics complaint was filed against her. She was subsequently sentenced to one year in prison for bank fraud after hiding assets to allow … Continue reading "2013 : Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway Resigns"
2016: Time Makes 2-Year-Old Face Of Flint Water Crisis
2016: Time Makes 2-Year-Old Face Of Flint Water Crisis
Jan 21 all-day
2016: Time Makes 2-Year-Old Face Of Flint Water Crisis
Sincere Smith, 2, became the national face of the Flint water crisis today after Time magazine put the rashed toddler’s picture on its cover with the headline, “The Poisoning Of An American City.” Detroit Free … Continue reading "2016: Time Makes 2-Year-Old Face Of Flint Water Crisis"
National Squirrel Appreciation Day
National Squirrel Appreciation Day
Jan 21 all-day
National Squirrel Appreciation Day
Who knew? Squirrel Appreciation Day is here; like them or not. January 21st is the day to look at America’s favorite rodent as something other than pancake-flat road kill, a clever feeder-robber or free entertainment … Continue reading "National Squirrel Appreciation Day"
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