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1863 : Michigan Troops Participate in Vicksburg Siege
1863 : Michigan Troops Participate in Vicksburg Siege
May 23 all-day
On May 23, 1863, the siege of Vicksburg began. Union forces under the command of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant settled down to a siege of Vicksburg, Miss., on the Mississippi River. Seven regiments of infantry … Continue reading "1863 : Michigan Troops Participate in Vicksburg Siege"
1893 : Lynching Occurs in Corunna
1893 : Lynching Occurs in Corunna
May 23 all-day
On May 23, 1893, an angry mob rushed into a Corunna jail, looped a rope around the neck of an accused murderer, and jerked the man into the street. After hanging him from a nearby … Continue reading "1893 : Lynching Occurs in Corunna"
1939 : Detroit City Council Tightens Regulations on Pinball Machines
1939 : Detroit City Council Tightens Regulations on Pinball Machines
May 23 all-day
On May 23, 1939, the Detroit City Council tightened regulations on places where the public could play pinball despite some public pressure to ban the machines entirely. Pinball merchants argued to the council that it … Continue reading "1939 : Detroit City Council Tightens Regulations on Pinball Machines"
1958 : Mitch Albom Born, Newspaper Columnist, Radio Show Host, TV Commentator and Bestselling Author
1958 : Mitch Albom Born, Newspaper Columnist, Radio Show Host, TV Commentator and Bestselling Author
May 23 all-day
1958 : Mitch Albom Born, Newspaper Columnist, Radio Show Host, TV Commentator and Bestselling Author
Born Mitchell David Albom on May 23, 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey, this nationally-known newspaper columnist, radio show host, TV commentator and bestselling author has become a Detroit institution. Albom earned a bachelor’s degree in … Continue reading "1958 : Mitch Albom Born, Newspaper Columnist, Radio Show Host, TV Commentator and Bestselling Author"
1959 : Lansing’s Centennial / History of Transportation Parade
1959 : Lansing’s Centennial / History of Transportation Parade
May 23 all-day
1959 : Lansing's Centennial / History of Transportation Parade
Complete with Miss Lansing, Miss Michigan, and Miss America, Lansing’s History of Transportation Parade, celebrated Lansing’s Centennial on May 23, 1959.  A crowd of 175,000 gathered for the spectacle.  It was probably the largest parade … Continue reading "1959 : Lansing’s Centennial / History of Transportation Parade"
2002 : Historical Society of Michigan Declared State’s Official Historical Society
2002 : Historical Society of Michigan Declared State’s Official Historical Society
May 23 all-day
Governor John Engler signed a bill on this day making the Historical Society of Michigan the state’s official historical society. The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is the state’s oldest cultural organization, founded in 1828 … Continue reading "2002 : Historical Society of Michigan Declared State’s Official Historical Society"
2018: Little Caesars Arena Receives Prestigious Sports Facility of the Year Award
2018: Little Caesars Arena Receives Prestigious Sports Facility of the Year Award
May 23 all-day
2018: Little Caesars Arena Receives Prestigious Sports Facility of the Year Award
The state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena received the prestigious Sports Facility of the Year award at the 2018 Sports Business Awards Ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City on May 23, 2018. … Continue reading "2018: Little Caesars Arena Receives Prestigious Sports Facility of the Year Award"
Gwen Frostic Day
Gwen Frostic Day
May 23 all-day
Gwen Frostic Day
Sara Gwendolen Frostic passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 25, 2001. She was born April 26, 1906 in Sandusky, Michigan to Fred W. and Sara (Alexander) Frostic. As a well-known author and lecturer Gwen shared … Continue reading "Gwen Frostic Day"
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