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1749 : “Come to Detroit” Campaign Launched
1749 : “Come to Detroit” Campaign Launched
May 24 all-day
In an effort to attract settlers to Detroit, the governor general of New France (Canada) offered each man who would settle there a spade, an axe, a cow, a sow, a ploughshare, one large and … Continue reading "1749 : “Come to Detroit” Campaign Launched"
1804 : Henry Howland Crapo, Michigan’s 14th Governor, Born
1804 : Henry Howland Crapo, Michigan’s 14th Governor, Born
May 24 all-day
1804 : Henry Howland Crapo, Michigan's 14th Governor, Born
Henry Howland Crapo (pronounced Cray-poe; May 24, 1804 – July 23, 1869) was the 14th Governor of Michigan during the end of the American Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction. In 1858 Crapo left … Continue reading "1804 : Henry Howland Crapo, Michigan’s 14th Governor, Born"
1820 : Cass/Schoolcraft Expedition to Explore Upper Peninsula
1820 : Cass/Schoolcraft Expedition to Explore Upper Peninsula
May 24 all-day
Michigan Gov. Lewis Cass and geologist Henry Schoolcraft were among those who participated in the first major American expedition to explore the Upper Peninsula, which began on May 24, 1820. People in the eastern part … Continue reading "1820 : Cass/Schoolcraft Expedition to Explore Upper Peninsula"
1825 : Government Begins Surveying the Chicago Road, Now U.S. 12
1825 : Government Begins Surveying the Chicago Road, Now U.S. 12
May 24 all-day
On May 24, 1825, surveyors began laying out a military road from Detroit to Chicago. The crude road followed the path of the Old Sauk Trail (approximately present-day U.S.12), and upon its completion, two stagecoaches … Continue reading "1825 : Government Begins Surveying the Chicago Road, Now U.S. 12"
1863 : Seventh Day Adventist Church Established in Battle Creek
1863 : Seventh Day Adventist Church Established in Battle Creek
May 24 all-day
On May 21, 1863, the Seventh Day Adventist Church was formally established in Battle Creek, Michigan. For half a decade, Battle Creek acted as the hub of the budding Seventh-day Adventist Church. Founders of Adventism … Continue reading "1863 : Seventh Day Adventist Church Established in Battle Creek"
1918 : Coleman Alexander Young Born, Future Detroit Mayor
1918 : Coleman Alexander Young Born, Future Detroit Mayor
May 24 all-day
1918 : Coleman Alexander Young Born, Future Detroit Mayor
Coleman A. Young at age 11. He’s believed to be the only black boy or girl enrolled at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Greektown at the time this picture was taken in 1929. Young is … Continue reading "1918 : Coleman Alexander Young Born, Future Detroit Mayor"
1918 : First Michigan Soldier Dies on German Soil
1918 : First Michigan Soldier Dies on German Soil
May 24 all-day
1918 : First Michigan Soldier Dies on German Soil
Joseph W. Guyton (1889 ~ 1918) lived most of his life near Evart, working as a farmer, plumber, and well driller. When the U.S. entered World War I inn 1917, Guyton was drafted into the … Continue reading "1918 : First Michigan Soldier Dies on German Soil"
1923 : Burns Act Prohibits Public Gatherings of Masked Men (Ku Klux Klan)
1923 : Burns Act Prohibits Public Gatherings of Masked Men (Ku Klux Klan)
May 24 all-day
The Michigan legislature enacts the “Burns Act” prohibiting “public gatherings of masked men.” The law is carefully drafted to apply almost exclusively to Ku Klux Klan activity. Source : Detroit African American History Project Timeline. … Continue reading "1923 : Burns Act Prohibits Public Gatherings of Masked Men (Ku Klux Klan)"
1963 : Life Features MSU Museum Director
1963 : Life Features MSU Museum Director
May 24 all-day
1963 : Life Features MSU Museum Director
On May 24, 1963, LIFE magazine featured a profile of then-MSU Museum Director Rollin H. Baker, who was about to undertake a monumental project: reconstructing a 10-foot African elephant skeleton! The African bush elephant came … Continue reading "1963 : Life Features MSU Museum Director"
1970 : Michigan Activity Pass Program Launched
1970 : Michigan Activity Pass Program Launched
May 24 all-day
The Michigan Activity Pass went live on May 24, 2007. To quote TLN Executive Director Jim Pletz: “The Library Network is pleased to continue support for the highly popular Michigan Activity Pass. From humble beginnings … Continue reading "1970 : Michigan Activity Pass Program Launched"
2001 : Michigan Legislator Expelled
2001 : Michigan Legislator Expelled
May 24 all-day
On May 24, 2001, Sen. David Jaye (R-Washington Township) became the first person booted from the Senate.  However, he was not the first person booted from the Michigan Legislature. The Macomb County maverick, ultra-conservative had … Continue reading "2001 : Michigan Legislator Expelled"
2018 : Michigan Activity Pass Program Extended
2018 : Michigan Activity Pass Program Extended
May 24 all-day
The 11th season of the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program kicked off May 24, 2018. With 440+ participating destinations MAP truly offers something for everyone. Get out and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer … Continue reading "2018 : Michigan Activity Pass Program Extended"
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