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1818 : Walk-in-the-Water Launched, First Steamboat To Reach Detroit
1818 : Walk-in-the-Water Launched, First Steamboat To Reach Detroit
Aug 25 all-day
1818 : Walk-in-the-Water Launched, First Steamboat To Reach Detroit
WALK-IN-THE-WATER, the first steamboat on Lake Erie, was built at Black Rock, NY, in 1818 under the supervision of Noah Brown and Robert Fulton. A paddlewheel-driven boat 132′ long and 32′ across the beam, it … Continue reading "1818 : Walk-in-the-Water Launched, First Steamboat To Reach Detroit"
1840 : Joseph Gibbons Patents First Machine for Seeding Fields
1840 : Joseph Gibbons Patents First Machine for Seeding Fields
Aug 25 all-day
Joseph Gibbons, of Adrian MI, received a patent for a “Grain Drill” (“Improvement in Seed Planters”); first truly practical seeding machine (combined a grain drill with cavities to deliver seed and a device for regulating … Continue reading "1840 : Joseph Gibbons Patents First Machine for Seeding Fields"
1844 : Christian Clemens Dies, Founder of Mt. Clemens
1844 : Christian Clemens Dies, Founder of Mt. Clemens
Aug 25 all-day
1844 : Christian Clemens Dies, Founder of Mt. Clemens
Christian Clemens, pioneer settler of Mt. Clemens (every historical record calls him that! as if it were his title!), was born in 1768, and came to Detroit from his native Pennsylvania in 1795. In 1798, … Continue reading "1844 : Christian Clemens Dies, Founder of Mt. Clemens"
1872 : Equine Influenza Outbreak Halts Streetcar Runs in Detroit
1872 : Equine Influenza Outbreak Halts Streetcar Runs in Detroit
Aug 25 all-day
On Aug. 25, 1872, a disease that spread through Detroit’s horse population temporarily halted streetcar runs and forced express companies to deliver and collect in handcarts. Sources: Mich-Again’s Day. Equine influenza wikipedia article. Adoniram B. … Continue reading "1872 : Equine Influenza Outbreak Halts Streetcar Runs in Detroit"
1895 : Michigan’s Most Notorious Train Robber Killed
1895 : Michigan’s Most Notorious Train Robber Killed
Aug 25 all-day
On August 25, 1895, John Smalley — Michigan’s most notorious train robber, who bragged to have stolen more than $1 million — was shot dead by deputies during a shootout in McBain in Missaukee County. … Continue reading "1895 : Michigan’s Most Notorious Train Robber Killed"
1903 : Ambrose Tyler, Survives Civil War, but Dies on Streets of Hillsdale
1903 : Ambrose Tyler, Survives Civil War, but Dies on Streets of Hillsdale
Aug 25 all-day
After surviving all the horrors of the War, plus capture, Corp. Ambrose Tyler was to die in a freak accident on the streets of Hillsdale on August 25, 1903. Being accompanied by David Watkins of … Continue reading "1903 : Ambrose Tyler, Survives Civil War, but Dies on Streets of Hillsdale"
1933 : Tom Skerritt Born in Detroit, Actor
1933 : Tom Skerritt Born in Detroit, Actor
Aug 25 all-day
1933 : Tom Skerritt Born in Detroit, Actor
Thomas Roy “Tom” Skerritt (born August 25, 1933) is an American actor who has appeared in more than forty films and more than two hundred television episodes since 1962. He is best known for his … Continue reading "1933 : Tom Skerritt Born in Detroit, Actor"
1990 : Cecil Fielder’s Home Run Clears Left Field Roof at Tiger Stadium
1990 : Cecil Fielder’s Home Run Clears Left Field Roof at Tiger Stadium
Aug 25 all-day
On August 25, 1990, Cecil Fielder became the first Tiger to hit a home run over the left field roof at Tiger Stadium. The shot came in a 14-4 win over the Oakland Athletics. Harmon … Continue reading "1990 : Cecil Fielder’s Home Run Clears Left Field Roof at Tiger Stadium"
1992 : Saline Michigan Mastodon Trail Discovered
1992 : Saline Michigan Mastodon Trail Discovered
Aug 25 all-day
Eleven thousand years ago, an adult male mastodon walked alone along the edge of a pond in what is now Michigan. The elephant-like animal stepped unexpectedly on a large log in its path. Its front … Continue reading "1992 : Saline Michigan Mastodon Trail Discovered"
2014 : Latest Addition to Spartan Stadium
2014 : Latest Addition to Spartan Stadium
Aug 25 all-day
Michigan State will unveil its $24.5 million north end zone expansion Monday, August 25. The facility will have a 4,500 square foot home locker room that will be named for Rachel Adams, the mother of … Continue reading "2014 : Latest Addition to Spartan Stadium"
2014 : U.S. Rep. John Lewis Visits East Lansing
2014 : U.S. Rep. John Lewis Visits East Lansing
Aug 25 all-day
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a longtime fighter for civil rights, visits East Lansing on Monday as part of East Lansing and Michigan State University’s One Book, One Community campaign. Lewis — the only surviving member … Continue reading "2014 : U.S. Rep. John Lewis Visits East Lansing"
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