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1908 : Taft Sweeps Every County in Michigan
1908 : Taft Sweeps Every County in Michigan
Nov 3 all-day
On Nov. 3, 1908, Republican William Howard Taft won all of Michigan’s 83 counties in a 62 to 32 percent romp over Democrat William Jennings Bryan in the presidential race. Taft, the handpicked candidate of … Continue reading "1908 : Taft Sweeps Every County in Michigan"
1911 : William C. Durant Forms Chevrolet Motor Company
1911 : William C. Durant Forms Chevrolet Motor Company
Nov 3 all-day
William C. Durant who had been ousted from control of General Motors organized the Chevrolet Motor Company to build cars developed by racecar driver Louis Chevrolet. Source : Historical Society of Michigan For more information, … Continue reading "1911 : William C. Durant Forms Chevrolet Motor Company"
1926 : Ty Cobb Retires From Baseball
1926 : Ty Cobb Retires From Baseball
Nov 3 all-day
On November 3, 1926, Ty Cobb stepped down as manager for the Detroit Tigers and retired from baseball. Source ” Michigan History, November/December 2015
1930 : Detroit Tunnel Opens to Motor Vehicle Traffic; 1st International Underwater Roadway Tunnel
1930 : Detroit Tunnel Opens to Motor Vehicle Traffic; 1st International Underwater Roadway Tunnel
Nov 3 all-day
Despite opposition from backers of the recently opened Ambassador Bridge, an underwater motor vehicle tunnel was opened to traffic on this day in 1930, becoming the first underwater international roadway tunnel. Sources : Michigan Every … Continue reading "1930 : Detroit Tunnel Opens to Motor Vehicle Traffic; 1st International Underwater Roadway Tunnel"
1948 : Dewey Defeats Truman, Chicago Tribune Gaff
1948 : Dewey Defeats Truman, Chicago Tribune Gaff
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1948 : Dewey Defeats Truman, Chicago Tribune Gaff
Truman holding the infamous November 3, 1948 issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune (later Chicago Tribune). One of the most famous news photographs of all time blares out “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN!” with Truman himself holding … Continue reading "1948 : Dewey Defeats Truman, Chicago Tribune Gaff"
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