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1907 : Faygo Founded
1907 : Faygo Founded
Nov 4 all-day
1907 : Faygo Founded
Russian immigrant brothers Ben and Perry Feigensen founded a pop brand on this day, starting with grape,  fruitpunch, and strawberry which would later be renamed as redpop as the initial flavors.  The flavors were based … Continue reading "1907 : Faygo Founded"
1939: Western Michigan University’s Waldo Stadium Dedicated
1939: Western Michigan University’s Waldo Stadium Dedicated
Nov 4 all-day
1939: Western Michigan University's Waldo Stadium Dedicated
Western Michigan has competed in football since 1906, when they played three games in their inaugural season. WMU (then Western State Teacher College) played at the current location of Waldo Stadium from 1914 until 1938, … Continue reading "1939: Western Michigan University’s Waldo Stadium Dedicated"
1952 : First Black Woman Elected to Michigan Senate
1952 : First Black Woman Elected to Michigan Senate
Nov 4 all-day
1952 : First Black Woman Elected to Michigan Senate
When she was elected on this day in 1952, Cora Mae  Brown became the first woman of color ever to serve in the Michigan Senate. Cora Mae Brown (April 19, 1914 – Dec. 17, 1972) … Continue reading "1952 : First Black Woman Elected to Michigan Senate"
1975 : Marquette and Iron Mountain Turn Down Proposal for 51st State
1975 : Marquette and Iron Mountain Turn Down Proposal for 51st State
Nov 4 all-day
On November 4, 1975, Marquette and Iron Mountain residents had the chance to secede from Michigan, a move that would have turned their communities into the 51st state. An advisory election proved Michiganders weren’t thrilled … Continue reading "1975 : Marquette and Iron Mountain Turn Down Proposal for 51st State"
1993 : White Pine History: Logging in Michigan 1840-1900 Documentary Released
1993 : White Pine History: Logging in Michigan 1840-1900 Documentary Released
Nov 4 all-day
This YouTube video, produced in 1993, contains information on Michigan’s logging era, with an emphasis on Clare County during the last quarter of the 19th century. This video was part of the Forrest Meek collection … Continue reading "1993 : White Pine History: Logging in Michigan 1840-1900 Documentary Released"
2014 : Richard Bernstein, First Blind Person to Run for Statewide Office, Wins Seat on Michigan Supreme Court
2014 : Richard Bernstein, First Blind Person to Run for Statewide Office, Wins Seat on Michigan Supreme Court
Nov 4 all-day
2014 : Richard Bernstein, First Blind Person to Run for Statewide Office, Wins Seat on Michigan Supreme Court
History was made Tuesday night when 39-year-old Richard Bernstein won a spot on Michigan’s Supreme Court. Bernstein’s victory was significant because the Bloomfield Hills native has been classified as legally blind since birth. He is … Continue reading "2014 : Richard Bernstein, First Blind Person to Run for Statewide Office, Wins Seat on Michigan Supreme Court"
2014 : Stephanie Chang, 1st Asian American in Michigan’s Legislature
2014 : Stephanie Chang, 1st Asian American in Michigan’s Legislature
Nov 4 all-day
Stephanie Chang won the Democratic primary for 6th District Representative and is poised to become the first Asian-American woman in Michigan’s State Legislature. General elections will be held on November 4th, but in this heavily Democratic … Continue reading "2014 : Stephanie Chang, 1st Asian American in Michigan’s Legislature"
2016: Matilda R. Dodge Wilson Day
2016: Matilda R. Dodge Wilson Day
Nov 4 all-day
The Michigan House  passed a resolution on September 14th to recognize November 4 as Matilda R. Dodge Wilson Day in the state of Michigan. In 1957, the Matilda Dodge Wilson family donated the entire 1,500 … Continue reading "2016: Matilda R. Dodge Wilson Day"
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