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1641 : First French Priests Reach Michigan
1641 : First French Priests Reach Michigan
Oct 4 all-day
On Oct. 4, 1641, the first Europeans who ventured into the future Michigan arrived in birch bark canoes. French priests Father Isaac Jogues and Father Charles Raymbault arrived at the falls of St. Mary’s River … Continue reading "1641 : First French Priests Reach Michigan"
1818 : Michigan’s First Protestant Sunday School Begins
1818 : Michigan’s First Protestant Sunday School Begins
Oct 4 all-day
On October 4, 1818, Michigan’s first Protestant Sunday School, founded by members of various Protestant denominations, began in Detroit. Source: Mich — Again’s Day
1895 : Buster Keaton Born, His Muskegon Connections
1895 : Buster Keaton Born, His Muskegon Connections
Oct 4 all-day
1895 : Buster Keaton Born, His Muskegon Connections
Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer. Keaton acquired the nickname “Buster” at about 18 months of age. Keaton told … Continue reading "1895 : Buster Keaton Born, His Muskegon Connections"
1923 : Charleston Heston Born, Actor and Activist
1923 : Charleston Heston Born, Actor and Activist
Oct 4 all-day
Charlton Heston, a famous American actor and political acitivist, was born on October 4, 1923, and spent at least part of his childhood in northern Michigan. When Heston was an infant, his father’s work moved … Continue reading "1923 : Charleston Heston Born, Actor and Activist"
1931 : Dick Tracy Comic Strip Appears for First Time in Detroit Daily Mirror
1931 : Dick Tracy Comic Strip Appears for First Time in Detroit Daily Mirror
Oct 4 all-day
1931 : Dick Tracy Comic Strip Appears for First Time in Detroit Daily Mirror
On October 4, 1931, Chester Gould’s comic strip, “Dick Tracy,” first appeared in the Detroit Daily Mirror. Less than a year later, the Mirror ceased publication, shocking its staff and its 170,000 daily readers. Fortunately, … Continue reading "1931 : Dick Tracy Comic Strip Appears for First Time in Detroit Daily Mirror"
2015 : Miguel Cabrera Wins 4th American League Batting Title in 5 Years
2015 : Miguel Cabrera Wins 4th American League Batting Title in 5 Years
Oct 4 all-day
On October 4, 2015, Cabrera clinched his fourth American League batting title in the past five seasons, etching his name into elite company with the likes of Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs and former Tiger legends … Continue reading "2015 : Miguel Cabrera Wins 4th American League Batting Title in 5 Years"
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