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1847 : William McKendree Carleton Born, The Bard of Michigan
1847 : William McKendree Carleton Born, The Bard of Michigan
Oct 21 all-day
1847 : William McKendree Carleton Born, The Bard of Michigan
Engraving of Will Carleton by Arthur Rice, 1890. William McKendree Carleton, The Bard of Michigan 10/21/1847, Hudson, MI – 12/18/1912, Brooklyn, NY An actual photo. Carleton, a farmer’s son, was an 1869 graduate of Hillsdale … Continue reading "1847 : William McKendree Carleton Born, The Bard of Michigan"
1863 : Frederick Bonine Born, American Sprinter and Tireless Eye Doctor
1863 : Frederick Bonine Born, American Sprinter and Tireless Eye Doctor
Oct 21 all-day
1863 : Frederick Bonine Born, American Sprinter and Tireless Eye Doctor
Frederick N. Bonine (October 21, 1863 – August 22, 1941) was an American sprinter and eye doctor. He held the world’s record in the 110-yard dash for 35 years from 1886 until 1921. He later … Continue reading "1863 : Frederick Bonine Born, American Sprinter and Tireless Eye Doctor"
1929 : President Herbert Hoover Visits Dearborn Village
1929 : President Herbert Hoover Visits Dearborn Village
Oct 21 all-day
On October 21, 1929 President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover visited the newly opened Greenfield Village in Dearborn to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of incandescent light. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford also attended the Light’s … Continue reading "1929 : President Herbert Hoover Visits Dearborn Village"
1934 : Detroit Lions Play First Night Game
1934 : Detroit Lions Play First Night Game
Oct 21 all-day
There’s nothing like Monday night football in downtown Detroit. The parties. The tailgating. The excitement. Whether at Ford Field, the Pontiac Silverdome, or Tiger Stadium, the Lions have a long history of hosting evening pigskin. … Continue reading "1934 : Detroit Lions Play First Night Game"
1937 : University of Michigan Freshmen-Sophomore Fight Gets out of Hand
1937 : University of Michigan Freshmen-Sophomore Fight Gets out of Hand
Oct 21 all-day
University President Alexander Ruthven helped break up a fight between sophomores and freshman who had turned water hoses on their traditional rivals. The sophomores pulled the pants off of more than 30 freshmen before Ruthven … Continue reading "1937 : University of Michigan Freshmen-Sophomore Fight Gets out of Hand"
1977 : Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Established
1977 : Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Established
Oct 21 all-day
1977 : Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Established
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including massive coastal sand dunes on the Lake Michigan shore and North and South Manitou Islands, is established. An old Chippewa Indian legend says that the dunes were created when … Continue reading "1977 : Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Established"
2006: Michigan State’s Biggest Comeback in Football
2006: Michigan State’s Biggest Comeback in Football
Oct 21 all-day
Michigan State 41, Northwestern 38 (Oct. 21, 2006) – 35 points Via Sporting News: Under then-coach John Smith, Michigan State engineered the largest comeback in college football history against Northwestern. The Spartans opened the game with a … Continue reading "2006: Michigan State’s Biggest Comeback in Football"
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