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1864 : Chelsea Incorporated
1864 : Chelsea Incorporated
Oct 22 all-day
Chelsea is incorporated on this day in 1864. Settled in 1834, this Washtenaw County community was first called Kedron until it was renamed after Chelsea, Massachusetts. Source : Michigan History magazine, October 2003.
1927 : Bennie and Biff Serve as Wolverine Mascots at University of Michigan Stadium Dedication
1927 : Bennie and Biff Serve as Wolverine Mascots at University of Michigan Stadium Dedication
Oct 22 all-day
1927 : Bennie and Biff Serve as Wolverine Mascots at University of Michigan Stadium Dedication
Michigan’s first attempt at a live mascot was carried off by no less a tradition-builder than Fielding Yost himself, longtime head football coach (1901-1923, 1925-1926) and athletic director (1921-1941), first at the Michigan Stadium Dedication … Continue reading "1927 : Bennie and Biff Serve as Wolverine Mascots at University of Michigan Stadium Dedication"
1927 : Michigan Stadium Dedicated
1927 : Michigan Stadium Dedicated
Oct 22 all-day
1927 : Michigan Stadium Dedicated
On Oct. 22, 1927, Michigan Stadium (The Big House) in Ann Arbor was dedicated as Michigan defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 21-0 before a capacity crowd of 84,401. General admission tickets sold for three dollars. … Continue reading "1927 : Michigan Stadium Dedicated"
1955 : State’s First Historical Marker
1955 : State’s First Historical Marker
Oct 22 all-day
1955 : State's First Historical Marker
The state’s first official historic marker was dedicated on the campus of Michigan State University on this day. It commemorated the founding of the first state supported agricultural college in the country. Michigan State University … Continue reading "1955 : State’s First Historical Marker"
1978 : First Detroit Free Press Marathon
1978 : First Detroit Free Press Marathon
Oct 22 all-day
Back in the day before data sheets and computers, runners were registered by friends and family members of Neal Shine, a Detroit Free Press reporter, who organized the first Detroit Free Press Marathon.  A 27-year … Continue reading "1978 : First Detroit Free Press Marathon"
2015 : Lansing Brewing Company Reopens After More Than 100 Years
2015 : Lansing Brewing Company Reopens After More Than 100 Years
Oct 22 all-day
2015 : Lansing Brewing Company Reopens After More Than 100 Years
It’s been more than a century since the original Lansing Brewing Company closed in 1914 due to local prohibition. One of the first breweries in Michigan’s Capitol city, the Lansing Brewing Company supplied craft beer … Continue reading "2015 : Lansing Brewing Company Reopens After More Than 100 Years"
2016 : 6th U.S.S. Detroit Commissioned
2016 : 6th U.S.S. Detroit Commissioned
Oct 22 all-day
2016 : 6th U.S.S. Detroit Commissioned
Imagine it this way: It’s like a jet ski powered by Rolls-Royce engines that’s longer than a football field, with room for a helicopter and 98 friends. It’s also not something to mess with. The … Continue reading "2016 : 6th U.S.S. Detroit Commissioned"
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