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1837 : Michigan’s First State Flag Unfurled
1837 : Michigan’s First State Flag Unfurled
Feb 22 all-day
Michigan’s first state flag debuted Feb. 22, 1837. According to the State of Michigan’s Department of History, Arts and Libraries, it was also known as the Brady Guard flag when it was first presented by … Continue reading "1837 : Michigan’s First State Flag Unfurled"
1875 : George DeBaptiste Dies, Noted Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Conductor
1875 : George DeBaptiste Dies, Noted Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Conductor
Feb 22 all-day
1875 : George DeBaptiste Dies, Noted Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Conductor
George DeBaptiste (1814-1875) was a prominent member of Detroit’s pre-Civil War black community and a leading figure in the underground railroad, in addition to being a barber, bakery proprietor, once-owner of the steamer T. Whitney, … Continue reading "1875 : George DeBaptiste Dies, Noted Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Conductor"
1888: Benjamin Harrison Declares His Presidential Candidacy
1888: Benjamin Harrison Declares His Presidential Candidacy
Feb 22 all-day
1888: Benjamin Harrison Declares His Presidential Candidacy
Benjamin Harrison declared his Candidacy for President at the Michigan Club in Detroit while giving a speech on Washington’s Birthday. Benjamin Harrison Fun Facts and Trivia
1973 : Hermus Millsaps of Taylor Wins First Michigan Lottery Million Dollar Prize
1973 : Hermus Millsaps of Taylor Wins First Michigan Lottery Million Dollar Prize
Feb 22 all-day
Gus Harrison, the Michigan lottery’s first commissioner, fondly recalled the first winner — Hermus Millsaps of Taylor — who walked away with $1 million on Feb. 22, 1973. “He was 53 years old, a native … Continue reading "1973 : Hermus Millsaps of Taylor Wins First Michigan Lottery Million Dollar Prize"
2006 : Michigan Shorelines Remain Open to Walkers
2006 : Michigan Shorelines Remain Open to Walkers
Feb 22 all-day
The U.S. Supreme Court has sidestepped a dispute over the time-honored tradition of walking along Michigan’s Great Lakes beaches, declining to hear an appeal. The court on Tuesday let stand the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling … Continue reading "2006 : Michigan Shorelines Remain Open to Walkers"
2015 : Detroit Native and Actor J. K. Simmons Wins Oscar
2015 : Detroit Native and Actor J. K. Simmons Wins Oscar
Feb 22 all-day
2015 : Detroit Native and Actor J. K. Simmons Wins Oscar
The Detroit native (born in Detroit on January 9, 1955) and veteran character actor J. K. Simmons ended his brilliant award season with the ultimate prize, a best supporting actor Oscar for “Whiplash.” Then the … Continue reading "2015 : Detroit Native and Actor J. K. Simmons Wins Oscar"
2019 : Detroit Tigers Practice Games Start in Leland, Florida
2019 : Detroit Tigers Practice Games Start in Leland, Florida
Feb 22 all-day
2019 : Detroit Tigers Practice Games Start in Leland, Florida
Tiger Fans Visit Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida The Detroit Tigers will begin their 2019 season on February 22 with its annual exhibition game against the Southeastern University Fire at the … Continue reading "2019 : Detroit Tigers Practice Games Start in Leland, Florida"
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