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1835 : Acting Territorial Governor Stevens T. Mason Authorizes Formation of State Constitution and Government.
1835 : Acting Territorial Governor Stevens T. Mason Authorizes Formation of State Constitution and Government.
Jan 26 all-day
1835 : Acting Territorial Governor Stevens T. Mason Authorizes Formation of State Constitution and Government.
The 1835 Constitution on display at the Michigan Historical Center on Statehood Day in 2013. On January 26, 1835, Acting Territorial Governor Stevens T. Mason issued an enabling act authorizing the people of Michigan to … Continue reading "1835 : Acting Territorial Governor Stevens T. Mason Authorizes Formation of State Constitution and Government."
1837 : Michigan Becomes 26th State
1837 : Michigan Becomes 26th State
Jan 26 all-day
1837 : Michigan Becomes 26th State
Happy birthday, Michigan!  On January 26, 1837, more than a year after Michigan adopted its first constitution and elected its first governor, President Andrew Jackson signed the bill making Michigan the nation’s 26th state. The … Continue reading "1837 : Michigan Becomes 26th State"
1875 : Kalamazoo Dentist George F. Green Patents First Electric Dental Drill
1875 : Kalamazoo Dentist George F. Green Patents First Electric Dental Drill
Jan 26 all-day
1875 : Kalamazoo Dentist George F. Green Patents First Electric Dental Drill
American dentist, George F. Green, from Kalamazoo, Michigan invented the first electric dental drill and received a patent for it on January 26, 1875. Green’s drill had an electromagnetic motor and was designed to prevent … Continue reading "1875 : Kalamazoo Dentist George F. Green Patents First Electric Dental Drill"
1956 : Ford Motor Company Issues First Share of Common Stock
1956 : Ford Motor Company Issues First Share of Common Stock
Jan 26 all-day
On January 26, 1956, the first share of common stock in the Ford Motor Company was issued to Henry Ford II, who was then president of the auto maker. Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook … Continue reading "1956 : Ford Motor Company Issues First Share of Common Stock"
1967 (Day 1) : Record Snow Storm in Lansing
1967 (Day 1) : Record Snow Storm in Lansing
Jan 26 all-day
On January 26, 1967 (Day 1) a record snow storm started on a Thursday and continued into the weekend, turning Lansing into a frozen, snow-covered ghost town. In all 15.4 inches of snow fell in … Continue reading "1967 (Day 1) : Record Snow Storm in Lansing"
1978 : Blizzard Closes MSU for 3rd Time
1978 : Blizzard Closes MSU for 3rd Time
Jan 26 all-day
After 24 inches of snow fell on January 25 & 26,  the blizzard of ’78 forced MSU to suspend classes for two days. Students were not disappointed.  According to the 1978 Red Cedar Log, the … Continue reading "1978 : Blizzard Closes MSU for 3rd Time"
1985 : Canada Trades Moose for Wild Turkeys
1985 : Canada Trades Moose for Wild Turkeys
Jan 26 all-day
The mating bellow of the bull moose will echo through the deep forests near here this fall if an unusual international animal swap is successful. Wildlife officials in Michigan have made arrangements to trade 150 … Continue reading "1985 : Canada Trades Moose for Wild Turkeys"
2001 : Escanaba in Da Moonlight Released
2001 : Escanaba in Da Moonlight Released
Jan 26 all-day
2001 : Escanaba in Da Moonlight Released
Escanaba in da Moonlight is a 2001 movie starring Jeff Daniels. It is a comedy about hunting and hunting traditions and is set (and filmed) in the Escanaba, Michigan area. The film is known for … Continue reading "2001 : Escanaba in Da Moonlight Released"
2004 : Unveiling the New Michigan Quarter
2004 : Unveiling the New Michigan Quarter
Jan 26 all-day
2004 : Unveiling the New Michigan Quarter
The snow and bitter cold could not dampen the excitement of the crowd that was filing into the Capitol on Monday, January 26, 2004. From the serious coin collectors to the casual history buffs, it … Continue reading "2004 : Unveiling the New Michigan Quarter"
2015 : Governor Snyder First Governor in 50 Years to Attend Michigan Civil Rights Commission Meeting
2015 : Governor Snyder First Governor in 50 Years to Attend Michigan Civil Rights Commission Meeting
Jan 26 all-day
Gov. Rick Snyder appeared today before the Michigan Civil Rights Commission in what state officials believe is the first such visit by a sitting governor in more than 50 years. But Snyder had nothing new … Continue reading "2015 : Governor Snyder First Governor in 50 Years to Attend Michigan Civil Rights Commission Meeting"
2020 : Meridian Mall (Okemos, MI) Cancels Chinese New Year
2020 : Meridian Mall (Okemos, MI) Cancels Chinese New Year
Jan 26 all-day
2020 : Meridian Mall (Okemos, MI) Cancels Chinese New Year
Breaking News : The recent coronavirus virus outbreak in China has spread across Asia and other parts of the world, resulting in many deaths. Though the coronavirus hasn’t affected the Lansing area, suspected cases have … Continue reading "2020 : Meridian Mall (Okemos, MI) Cancels Chinese New Year"
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