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1816 : A Description of Frontier Detroit and the Birth of the City Library of Detroit
1816 : A Description of Frontier Detroit and the Birth of the City Library of Detroit
Jun 25 all-day
At 3 p.m. on June 25, 1816, John Montieth, a Presbyterian missionary, received his first glimpse of Detroit when he stepped ashore from his transport. the schooner he had boarded 40 hours earlier in Buffalo, … Continue reading "1816 : A Description of Frontier Detroit and the Birth of the City Library of Detroit"
1832 : Cholera Epidemic Breaks Out In Detroit
1832 : Cholera Epidemic Breaks Out In Detroit
Jun 25 all-day
1832 : Cholera Epidemic Breaks Out In Detroit
Cholera epidemic begins in Michigan. Flyer for preventing Cholera during the second cholera pandemic (1829–51) On June 25, 1832, the Detroit Board of Health issued guidelines to prevent and cure cholera, including a list of … Continue reading "1832 : Cholera Epidemic Breaks Out In Detroit"
1863 : Olympia Brown, First Female Minister with Full Ecclesiastical Authority
1863 : Olympia Brown, First Female Minister with Full Ecclesiastical Authority
Jun 25 all-day
Kalamazoo native Olympia Brown became the country’s first female minister with full ecclesiatical authority on this day. Sources : Michigan History, May/June 2014, p.7. For a longer account, see Laurie Carter Noble, “Olympia Brown : … Continue reading "1863 : Olympia Brown, First Female Minister with Full Ecclesiastical Authority"
1953 : Al Kaline Debuts As a Detroit Tiger
1953 : Al Kaline Debuts As a Detroit Tiger
Jun 25 all-day
1953 : Al Kaline Debuts As a Detroit Tiger
60 years ago today, one of the best AL players of his generation debuted ? Al Kaline. One of the few people to play for 20 seasons and never change franchises, for a generation of … Continue reading "1953 : Al Kaline Debuts As a Detroit Tiger"
1956 : Tee Ball Invented in Albion, Michigan
1956 : Tee Ball Invented in Albion, Michigan
Jun 25 all-day
1956 : Tee Ball Invented in Albion, Michigan
Back in 1956, young fans of the great American pastime finally got a chance to play ball when an Albion, Michigan man Jerry Sacharski had the idea to use a batting tee to help teach … Continue reading "1956 : Tee Ball Invented in Albion, Michigan"
1958 : The First Governor’s Walk Across the Mackinac Bridge
1958 : The First Governor’s Walk Across the Mackinac Bridge
Jun 25 all-day
1958 : The First Governor's Walk Across the Mackinac Bridge
The official dedication ceremonies for the newly built Mackinac Bridge began with the first “Governor’s Walk” across the bridge, led by Governor Soapy Williams. In all there were four days of festivities through June 28, … Continue reading "1958 : The First Governor’s Walk Across the Mackinac Bridge"
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