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1915 : MAC Trounces University of Michigan in Football for Second Time
1915 : MAC Trounces University of Michigan in Football for Second Time
Oct 23 all-day
1915 : MAC Trounces University of Michigan in Football for Second Time
From 1898 to 1914, the Michigan Agricultural College Aggies had won only once against University of Michigan football teams in 1913, by a score of 12-7 in Ann Arbor. But on this day, the Aggies … Continue reading "1915 : MAC Trounces University of Michigan in Football for Second Time"
1932 : Clarence Burton (Of Detroit Library’s Burton Historical Collection Fame) Dies
1932 : Clarence Burton (Of Detroit Library’s Burton Historical Collection Fame) Dies
Oct 23 all-day
1932 : Clarence Burton (Of Detroit Library's Burton Historical Collection Fame) Dies
Clarence Monroe Burton (November 18, 1853 – October 23, 1932) was a Detroit lawyer and businessman, historian, and philanthropist. Once asked by the newspaper what he did for recreation, Clarence Burton replied, “work hard at … Continue reading "1932 : Clarence Burton (Of Detroit Library’s Burton Historical Collection Fame) Dies"
1934 : Piccard Balloon Launch from Dearborn Reaches Stratosphere
1934 : Piccard Balloon Launch from Dearborn Reaches Stratosphere
Oct 23 all-day
1934 : Piccard Balloon Launch from Dearborn Reaches Stratosphere
Black and white photo of Henry Ford talking to Jean and Jeannette Piccard in front of the gondola to the balloon used in their Stratosphere Flight, as cosmic ray researcher Dr. William Francis Gray Swann … Continue reading "1934 : Piccard Balloon Launch from Dearborn Reaches Stratosphere"
1959 : Sam Raimi, Movie Director, Born in Royal Oak
1959 : Sam Raimi, Movie Director, Born in Royal Oak
Oct 23 all-day
1959 : Sam Raimi, Movie Director, Born in Royal Oak
On October 23, 1959, successful director Sam Raimi was born in Royal Oak. Raimi attended Michigan State University and went on to direct movies including the cult horror Evid Dead series, the original Spider-Man trilogy,   … Continue reading "1959 : Sam Raimi, Movie Director, Born in Royal Oak"
2000 : Peggy Lue McCreery (a Potawatomi) Traces Her Ancestors Back to Southeast Michigan
2000 : Peggy Lue McCreery (a Potawatomi) Traces Her Ancestors Back to Southeast Michigan
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Peggy Lue McCreery has a hunger in her soul for trees, for the shade of maples and oaks, for the silvery rustle of a birch in the wind. Season after season she has tried to … Continue reading "2000 : Peggy Lue McCreery (a Potawatomi) Traces Her Ancestors Back to Southeast Michigan"
2001 : Michigan Records Earthquake
2001 : Michigan Records Earthquake
Oct 23 all-day
An earthquake occurred north of Albion, MI at approximately 1:33 am.on October 1, 2001. Source : Michigan Historical Calendar courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University. Also see Ohio Seismic Survey report.
2001 : Michigan’s First Female U.S. Attorney
2001 : Michigan’s First Female U.S. Attorney
Oct 23 all-day
On October 23, 2001,  Margaret Chiara was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan. She was forced to resign on March 16, 2007. On March 23, 2007, the … Continue reading "2001 : Michigan’s First Female U.S. Attorney"
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