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1856 : Congress Passes Land Grant Law Which Leads to Demise of Michigan’s Virgin Forests
1856 : Congress Passes Land Grant Law Which Leads to Demise of Michigan’s Virgin Forests
Jun 3 all-day
On June 3, 1856, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that would lead to the clearing of many of Michigan’s trees. Under the so-called “land-grant law,” a company that built a railroad would be awarded land … Continue reading "1856 : Congress Passes Land Grant Law Which Leads to Demise of Michigan’s Virgin Forests"
1864 : Ransom E. Olds Born, Creater of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile
1864 : Ransom E. Olds Born, Creater of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile
Jun 3 all-day
1864 : Ransom E. Olds Born, Creater of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile
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 "1864 : Ransom E. Olds Born, Creater of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile"
1921 : Detroit Public Library Dedicated
1921 : Detroit Public Library Dedicated
Jun 3 all-day
1921 : Detroit Public Library Dedicated
On June 3, 1921, the main Detroit Public Library at Woodward and Kirby was dedicated. The property was acquired in 1912, and the noted New York architect, Cass Gilbert, was selected to design the new … Continue reading "1921 : Detroit Public Library Dedicated"
1943 : Hurley Smith Patents the Pocket Protector
1943 : Hurley Smith Patents the Pocket Protector
Jun 3 all-day
The pocket protector has long been associated with engineers. To the general public it conjures up images of a guy in a short sleeve white shirt, glasses taped together and “high-water” pants. Within the profession … Continue reading "1943 : Hurley Smith Patents the Pocket Protector"
1964 : Photographs Required on Michigan Driver Licenses
1964 : Photographs Required on Michigan Driver Licenses
Jun 3 all-day
On June 3, 1964, Gov. George Romney signed into law a bill requiring, for the first time, photographs of Michigan drivers on their licenses. Source: Mich-Again’s Day
1965 : Astronaut James McDivitt, Michigan’s First Astronaut in Space
1965 : Astronaut James McDivitt, Michigan’s First Astronaut in Space
Jun 3 all-day
On June 3, 1965, James McDivitt was launched into space with Edward H. White aboard Gemini 4. The mission lasted four days and made 66 orbits, allowing the United States to come close to the … Continue reading "1965 : Astronaut James McDivitt, Michigan’s First Astronaut in Space"
1982 : Mike Ilitch Purchases Detroit Red Wings
1982 : Mike Ilitch Purchases Detroit Red Wings
Jun 3 all-day
Little Caesars founder Mike Ilitch bought the Detroit Red Wings on June 3, 1982. The purchase price for the team that Hockeytown called its own — and its two farm teams — was $10 million … Continue reading "1982 : Mike Ilitch Purchases Detroit Red Wings"
2015 : The Michigan Dogman
2015 : The Michigan Dogman
Jun 3 all-day
The Michigan Dogman is a cryptozoological creature first stated in 1887 in Wexford Region, Michigan. Discoveries have actually been reported in a number of locations throughout Michigan, primarily in the northwestern quadrant of the Lower … Continue reading "2015 : The Michigan Dogman"
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