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1837 : Aaron T. Bliss Born, Future Governor of Michigan
1837 : Aaron T. Bliss Born, Future Governor of Michigan
May 22 all-day
1837 : Aaron T. Bliss Born, Future Governor of Michigan
Governor Aaron T. Bliss was born May 22, 1837 in New York. During the American Civil War, Bliss enlisted as a private in the Peterman Guards of the Tenth New York Volunteer Cavalry, October 1, … Continue reading "1837 : Aaron T. Bliss Born, Future Governor of Michigan"
1857 : William Ferguson Born, Michigan’s First African American Legislator
1857 : William Ferguson Born, Michigan’s First African American Legislator
May 22 all-day
1857 : William Ferguson Born, Michigan's First African American Legislator
William Ferguson was born on May 22, 1857 to the family of Joseph Ferguson, the first African American graduate of the Detroit Medical College.  He was educated in Detroit schools.  Ferguson had a successful career … Continue reading "1857 : William Ferguson Born, Michigan’s First African American Legislator"
1926 : Michigan Reports 1M Registered Cars
1926 : Michigan Reports 1M Registered Cars
May 22 all-day
On May 22, 1926, Michigan became the nation’s sixth state to register and license more than 1,000,000 automobiles. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1926: Olga Loizon Born, Founder of Olga’s
1926: Olga Loizon Born, Founder of Olga’s
May 22 all-day
1926: Olga Loizon Born, Founder of Olga's
As a young girl, Olga Loizon would help her mother make spinach and cheese pie. She would watch her, and then she would play her own role. “She’d tell me, ‘you sauté the onions and … Continue reading "1926: Olga Loizon Born, Founder of Olga’s"
1928 : Michigan State College President Resigns
1928 : Michigan State College President Resigns
May 22 all-day
On May 22, 1928, Dr. Kenyon Butterfield resigned as president of Michigan State College (MSC) effective immediately after a series of issues with the State Board of Agriculture. Butterfield came to MSC from the Massachusetts … Continue reading "1928 : Michigan State College President Resigns"
1936 : Black Legion Murders Detroit WPA Worker
1936 : Black Legion Murders Detroit WPA Worker
May 22 all-day
1936 : Black Legion Murders Detroit WPA Worker
Black Legion regalia included this high powered rifle and a leather-bladed bludgeon used to beat their vict A 22-year-old Detroit WPA worker was kidnapped, shot ten times, and his body left lying on a rural … Continue reading "1936 : Black Legion Murders Detroit WPA Worker"
1964 : President Lyndon Johnson Unveils Great Society at University of Michigan Commencement
1964 : President Lyndon Johnson Unveils Great Society at University of Michigan Commencement
May 22 all-day
Lyndon B. Johnson unveiled his Great Society in a U-M commencement address on May 22, 1964. LBJ’s Launches Great Society, including text of commencement speech. More about Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.
2011: The Grand Rapids LipDub, the Greatest LipDub Ever Made?
2011: The Grand Rapids LipDub, the Greatest LipDub Ever Made?
May 22 all-day
  “The Grand Rapids LipDub Video was filmed May 22nd, with 5,000 people, and involved a major shutdown of downtown Grand Rapids, which was filled with marching bands, parades, weddings, motorcades, bridges on fire, and … Continue reading "2011: The Grand Rapids LipDub, the Greatest LipDub Ever Made?"
2012 : Niles Resident Catches Record Catfish in St. Joseph River
2012 : Niles Resident Catches Record Catfish in St. Joseph River
May 22 all-day
On May 22, 2012, after a 30 minute struggle, Rodney Akey of Niles landed a 49.8 pound and 45.7 inch flathead catfish — the largest ever caught in Michigan. For the full article, see Jim … Continue reading "2012 : Niles Resident Catches Record Catfish in St. Joseph River"
2015: Lake Michigan’s Underwater Stonehenge
2015: Lake Michigan’s Underwater Stonehenge
May 22 all-day
Stonehenge is creepy enough as is, but finding another Stonehenge underwater? That’s just too much for us to handle. That’s exactly what divers found though, in what we used to think wasn’t a very mysterious … Continue reading "2015: Lake Michigan’s Underwater Stonehenge"
2019 : Another Record Bigmouth Buffalo Caught
2019 : Another Record Bigmouth Buffalo Caught
May 22 all-day
Tyler Fisher of St. Charles is quite the angler because he caught a record-breaking bigmouth buffalo earlier this month, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Fisher’s fish weighed in at 32.01 pounds and measured … Continue reading "2019 : Another Record Bigmouth Buffalo Caught"
2020 : Top Movie In America During Pandemic Filmed in Michigan
2020 : Top Movie In America During Pandemic Filmed in Michigan
May 22 all-day
2020 : Top Movie In America During Pandemic Filmed in Michigan
Brett and Drew Pierce are 2020’s most unexpected kings of the box office. Their new movie “The Wretched,” shot in Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, has held the top spot in box-office earnings since it opened May 1, according to Box Office Mojo. How … Continue reading "2020 : Top Movie In America During Pandemic Filmed in Michigan"
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