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1817 : Catholepistemiad / University of Michigania Approved by Michigan Territorial Legislature
1817 : Catholepistemiad / University of Michigania Approved by Michigan Territorial Legislature
Aug 26 all-day
1817 : Catholepistemiad / University of Michigania Approved by Michigan Territorial Legislature
On August 26, 1817, under the leadership of Augustus Woodward, the territorial legislature, meeting in Detroit, passed an act establishing the Catholepistemiad or the University of Michigania. Woodward, apparently, had strong interest in promoting a … Continue reading "1817 : Catholepistemiad / University of Michigania Approved by Michigan Territorial Legislature"
1889 : Last Stagecoach Holdup in Michigan
1889 : Last Stagecoach Holdup in Michigan
Aug 26 all-day
1889 : Last Stagecoach Holdup in Michigan
  On August 26, 1889, the final stagecoach robbery in Michigan took place when 22-year-old Reimund Holzhey — “Black Bart of the Upper Peninsula” — stopped a coach that was carrying four prominent bankers on … Continue reading "1889 : Last Stagecoach Holdup in Michigan"
1935 : UAW Organized
1935 : UAW Organized
Aug 26 all-day
1935 : UAW Organized
By 1935, representatives of various unions met to discuss forming a single union for automobile workers. The result was the formation of the independent United Auto Workers on August 26, 1935. A little more than … Continue reading "1935 : UAW Organized"
1950 : Ransom E. Olds Dies
1950 : Ransom E. Olds Dies
Aug 26 all-day
1950 : Ransom E. Olds Dies
Ransom Eli Olds was born on June 3, 1864 in Geneva, Ohio, the youngest of three sons of Pliny Fisk Olds and Sarah Whipple Olds. His father was a blacksmith and later became a store … Continue reading "1950 : Ransom E. Olds Dies"
1992 : Mike Ilitch Buys The Detroit Tigers
1992 : Mike Ilitch Buys The Detroit Tigers
Aug 26 all-day
On August 26, 1992, Tom Monaghan sold the Detroit Tigers to fellow pizza magnate Mike Ilitch for $85 million. Under Ilitch’s ownership, the team moved to its new home, Comerica Park, in 2000, hosted the … Continue reading "1992 : Mike Ilitch Buys The Detroit Tigers"
2016: Women’s Equality Day
2016: Women’s Equality Day
Aug 26 all-day
Women’s Equality Day commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. The amendment was first introduced in 1878. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 … Continue reading "2016: Women’s Equality Day"
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