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1844 : Olivet College Founded
1844 : Olivet College Founded
Feb 24 all-day
1844 : Olivet College Founded
Olivet College, Michigan’s first coeducational college and the first college to admit blacks, was established on this day in February 24, 1844. The college — named for Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives — didn’t get a … Continue reading "1844 : Olivet College Founded"
1928 : Marijuana Outlawed in Detroit
1928 : Marijuana Outlawed in Detroit
Feb 24 all-day
On February 24, 1928, the use of marijuana was outlawed in Detroit. Interestingly, no state or federal restrictions were on the books at that time. In 2012 the Detroit City Government is attempting to keep … Continue reading "1928 : Marijuana Outlawed in Detroit"
1942 : Sonny Eliot, Legendary Detroit Weatherman, Shot Down Over Germany
1942 : Sonny Eliot, Legendary Detroit Weatherman, Shot Down Over Germany
Feb 24 all-day
Sonny Eliot, the legendary Detroit weatherman whose career in television and radio spanned over 60 years was a Prisoner of War during World War II. Eliot enlisted after Pearl Harbor and became a B-24 bomber … Continue reading "1942 : Sonny Eliot, Legendary Detroit Weatherman, Shot Down Over Germany"
2013 : Roy Brown, Mr. Edsel, Dies
2013 : Roy Brown, Mr. Edsel, Dies
Feb 24 all-day
2013 : Roy Brown, Mr. Edsel, Dies
Automotive designer Roy Brown Jr., who died on Feb. 24 at age 96 in Ann Arbor, Mich., had a long and mostly successful career for Ford, but he’s best remembered for one spectacular miscalculation. The … Continue reading "2013 : Roy Brown, Mr. Edsel, Dies"
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