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1855 : Sault Ste. Marie Locks Opens
1855 : Sault Ste. Marie Locks Opens
Jun 22 all-day
1855 : Sault Ste. Marie Locks Opens
The passage of the steamer Illinois through the locks at Sault Ste. Marie marks the opening of unobstructed shipping between Lakes Superior and Huron. Ships were no longer forced to stop at Sault Ste. Marie … Continue reading "1855 : Sault Ste. Marie Locks Opens"
1863 : Circus Hippopotamus Jumps Off Boat Into Detroit River
1863 : Circus Hippopotamus Jumps Off Boat Into Detroit River
Jun 22 all-day
A circus hippopotamus, being shipped from Buffalo to Detroit aboard the steamber SD Caldwell, broke out of his cage and dived into the Detroit River about 6 miles south of town. Ali, the Egyptian, the … Continue reading "1863 : Circus Hippopotamus Jumps Off Boat Into Detroit River"
1922 : New Detroit Institute of Arts Building Groundbreaking
1922 : New Detroit Institute of Arts Building Groundbreaking
Jun 22 all-day
Ground was broken on the new building on June 22, 1922. Ralph Booth turned the first spade full of dirt. The cornerstone was laid April 29, 1924. “Our city has achieved first place in industry … Continue reading "1922 : New Detroit Institute of Arts Building Groundbreaking"
1929 : MSU Beaumont Tower Dedicated
1929 : MSU Beaumont Tower Dedicated
Jun 22 all-day
1929 : MSU Beaumont Tower Dedicated
Beaumont Tower has not been a part of campus since MSU’s conception. Rather, it serves as a monument to commemorate the former location of one of the most significant buildings for the university. Shortly after … Continue reading "1929 : MSU Beaumont Tower Dedicated"
1937 : Detroit’s Joe Louis Becomes World’s Heavyweight Champion
1937 : Detroit’s Joe Louis Becomes World’s Heavyweight Champion
Jun 22 all-day
1937 : Detroit's Joe Louis Becomes World's Heavyweight Champion
Eighty years ago Detroit’s own Joe Louis defeated Jimmy Braddock to become world heavyweight champion. The June 22, 1937 historic bout at Chicago’s Comiskey Park was a career-establishing win for the handsome 23-year-old. Moreover, it … Continue reading "1937 : Detroit’s Joe Louis Becomes World’s Heavyweight Champion"
1938 : 5 Kroger Stores Bombed in Detroit
1938 : 5 Kroger Stores Bombed in Detroit
Jun 22 all-day
On June 22, 1938, five Kroger grocery stores were bombed on the west side of Detroit within 15 minutes of each other in the middle of the night, blowing holes in the roofs of the … Continue reading "1938 : 5 Kroger Stores Bombed in Detroit"
1938: Joe Louis Defeats Max Schmeling, Becomes National Hero
1938: Joe Louis Defeats Max Schmeling, Becomes National Hero
Jun 22 all-day
1938: Joe Louis Defeats Max Schmeling, Becomes National Hero
One of Detroit’s favorite sons, Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, knocked out German boxer Max Schmeling and became a national hero on June 22, 1938. When Joe Louis was only ten years old, he and his … Continue reading "1938: Joe Louis Defeats Max Schmeling, Becomes National Hero"
1963 : Malcolm X Speaks At Michigan State University
1963 : Malcolm X Speaks At Michigan State University
Jun 22 all-day
Malcolm X speaks at Erickson Kiva on January 23, 1963, on the MSU campus, to students and faculty about race problems and the Black Muslim religion and its ideas. The speech is followed by answers … Continue reading "1963 : Malcolm X Speaks At Michigan State University"
2018 : Lucile A. Watts Dies, Michigan’s First Black Female Circuit Court Judge
2018 : Lucile A. Watts Dies, Michigan’s First Black Female Circuit Court Judge
Jun 22 all-day
Lucile A. Watts, the first black woman to be elected a circuit court judge in Michigan, has died at the age of 97. Watts graduated from the Detroit College of Law in 1962 and started her … Continue reading "2018 : Lucile A. Watts Dies, Michigan’s First Black Female Circuit Court Judge"
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