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1861 : Amboy, Lansing and Traverse Bay Railroad Receives Federal Land Grant
1861 : Amboy, Lansing and Traverse Bay Railroad Receives Federal Land Grant
Jan 5 all-day
The Amboy, Lansing and Traverse Bay¬† (ALTB) Railroad is a defunct railroad which operated in the state of Michigan during the 1850s and 1860s. Initially planned as an ambitious land grant railroad which would run … Continue reading "1861 : Amboy, Lansing and Traverse Bay Railroad Receives Federal Land Grant"
1870 : University of Michigan Board Votes to Allow Women to Attend Classes
1870 : University of Michigan Board Votes to Allow Women to Attend Classes
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On January 5, 1870, the University of Michigan Board of Regents voted to allow women to attend their college. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1914 : Ford’s Factory Workers Salaries Raised to $5 A Day
1914 : Ford’s Factory Workers Salaries Raised to $5 A Day
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1914 : Ford's Factory Workers Salaries Raised to $5 A Day
On January 5, 1914, Henry Ford announced he was raising salaries to $5 a day for 8 hours of work, starting June 12. It was an effort to prevent turnover (close to 400% in 1913) … Continue reading "1914 : Ford’s Factory Workers Salaries Raised to $5 A Day"
1924 : The First Chrysler Debuts at New York Automobile Show
1924 : The First Chrysler Debuts at New York Automobile Show
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1924 : The First Chrysler Debuts at New York Automobile Show
The Chrysler Six, the first car to bear Walter Chrysler’s name, debuts at the New York Automobile Show. When Walter P. Chrysler presented the first car bearing his name as a trademark to the public … Continue reading "1924 : The First Chrysler Debuts at New York Automobile Show"
1988 : Last Train Pulls Out of Detroit’s Michigan Central Station
1988 : Last Train Pulls Out of Detroit’s Michigan Central Station
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1988 : Last Train Pulls Out of Detroit's Michigan Central Station
It was 27 years ago today that the final train pulled out of Michigan Central Station in Detroit. In the years that followed, the once-proud symbol of Detroit’s grandeur became one of its most notorious … Continue reading "1988 : Last Train Pulls Out of Detroit’s Michigan Central Station"
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