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1864 : Escaping Confederate Prisoners Pass Through Michigan on the Route to Freedom
1864 : Escaping Confederate Prisoners Pass Through Michigan on the Route to Freedom
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1864 : Escaping Confederate Prisoners Pass Through Michigan on the Route to Freedom
The above illustration of Johnson’s Island was made by Edward Gould, Company B, 128th Ohio during the war. In the foreground is the U.S.S. Michigan. On the left is the fort’s wharf with a road … Continue reading "1864 : Escaping Confederate Prisoners Pass Through Michigan on the Route to Freedom"
1910 : 2nd USS Michigan Commissioned
1910 : 2nd USS Michigan Commissioned
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1910 : 2nd USS Michigan Commissioned
The USS Michigan was laid down in December 1906;  the hull was launched May 26, 1908; but the USS Michigan was not commissioned for active duty until January 4, 1910. The Michigan and its sister ship … Continue reading "1910 : 2nd USS Michigan Commissioned"
1910 : U.S.S. Michigan Commissioned
1910 : U.S.S. Michigan Commissioned
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1910 : U.S.S. Michigan Commissioned
USS Michigan, a 16,000-ton South Carolina class battleship built at Camden, New Jersey, was commissioned on January 4, 1910, one of the first “battlewagons” built by the U.S. Navy. After initial operations along the Atlantic … Continue reading "1910 : U.S.S. Michigan Commissioned"
1918 : Production Begins at Ford’s River Rouge Plant
1918 : Production Begins at Ford’s River Rouge Plant
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1918 : Production Begins at Ford's River Rouge Plant
On January 4, 1918, production began at the historic Ford River Rouge plant. At the height of production in the 1930s, more than 100,000 people clocked in at “The Rouge” regularly. Operating such a massive … Continue reading "1918 : Production Begins at Ford’s River Rouge Plant"
1943 : Fran Harris First Woman To Broadcast News In Michigan
1943 : Fran Harris First Woman To Broadcast News In Michigan
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On January 4, 1943, Fran Harris became the first woman to broadcast news in Michigan on WWJ radio in Detroit. In 1931, Fran Alvord Harris began a long and successful career in broadcast journalism when … Continue reading "1943 : Fran Harris First Woman To Broadcast News In Michigan"
January 4, 1988 : Basil Brown Resigns from Michigan Senate
January 4, 1988 : Basil Brown Resigns from Michigan Senate
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Basil Brown, an African American Democrat from Highland Park and senior member of the Michigan State Senate, pleaded guilty before the Ingham County Circuit Court on December 1, 1987 to one charge of delivering cocaine and … Continue reading "January 4, 1988 : Basil Brown Resigns from Michigan Senate"
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