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1813 : Chief Tecumseh Killed at Battle of Thames
1813 : Chief Tecumseh Killed at Battle of Thames
Oct 5 all-day
1813 : Chief Tecumseh Killed at Battle of Thames
On October 5, 1813, Chief Tecumseh was killed at the Battle of the Thames / Battle of Moraviantown. Tecumseh had been a major enemy of Americans settling in the Northwest territory, including Michigan.  As a … Continue reading "1813 : Chief Tecumseh Killed at Battle of Thames"
1835 : Michigan Voters Elect First Governor
1835 : Michigan Voters Elect First Governor
Oct 5 all-day
On October 5, 1835 Michigan voters went to the polls to elect the state’s first governor and state legislature and to approve its first state constitution. It was a time of great apprehension. Was Michigan … Continue reading "1835 : Michigan Voters Elect First Governor"
1835 : Michigan’s Constitution Provides Funding For Public Libraries
1835 : Michigan’s Constitution Provides Funding For Public Libraries
Oct 5 all-day
Michigan’s constitution (1835) was the first in the U.S. to specifically provide for the funding of public libraries, recognizing libraries as an integral part of the state’s education system. Library of Michigan, Significant Dates in … Continue reading "1835 : Michigan’s Constitution Provides Funding For Public Libraries"
1852 : Michigan’s First State-Supported Teacher Training School Dedicated
1852 : Michigan’s First State-Supported Teacher Training School Dedicated
Oct 5 all-day
1852 : Michigan's First State-Supported Teacher Training School Dedicated
On October 5, 1852, State Normal School, the first of Michigan’s state-supported teacher training schools  and the first of its kind west of the Allegheny Mountains, was  dedicated at Ypsilanti. A normal school had been … Continue reading "1852 : Michigan’s First State-Supported Teacher Training School Dedicated"
1919 : Harry Hill Bandholtz Saves Hungary’s National Museum Treasures
1919 : Harry Hill Bandholtz Saves Hungary’s National Museum Treasures
Oct 5 all-day
1919 : Harry Hill Bandholtz Saves Hungary's National Museum Treasures
Statue of H.H. Bandholtz Born in Constantine, Michigan on December 18, 1864, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in 1890, and an instructor at the Michigan Agricultural College from 1890 to 1898, Harry Hill … Continue reading "1919 : Harry Hill Bandholtz Saves Hungary’s National Museum Treasures"
1951 : Notre Dame Plays Its First Night Football Game at Briggs Stadium in Detroit
1951 : Notre Dame Plays Its First Night Football Game at Briggs Stadium in Detroit
Oct 5 all-day
On October 5, 1951, the University of Notre Dame played its first night game ever when Frank Leahy’s Fighting Irish routed the University of Detroit 48-6 under the lights at Briggs Stadium. Source : Bill … Continue reading "1951 : Notre Dame Plays Its First Night Football Game at Briggs Stadium in Detroit"
1966 : We Almost Lost Detroit
1966 : We Almost Lost Detroit
Oct 5 all-day
The history of nuclear power in the United States has been marked by numerous milestones, many of them bad — accidents, construction snafus, engineering incompetence, etc., etc. One  incident that has cast a long shadow … Continue reading "1966 : We Almost Lost Detroit"
1974: Robert Robinson, WWI Medal of Honor Winner, Dies
1974: Robert Robinson, WWI Medal of Honor Winner, Dies
Oct 5 all-day
Robert Robinson was born in Wayne on April 30, 1896. In May 1917, he enlisted with the Marines and the action in France followed. Although seriously wounded during aerial action over Belgium, he continued to … Continue reading "1974: Robert Robinson, WWI Medal of Honor Winner, Dies"
2011 : 250 Year Old Cannon Recovered From Detroit River
2011 : 250 Year Old Cannon Recovered From Detroit River
Oct 5 all-day
A standard training exercise for the Detroit Police Department Dive Team quickly became historic. It was 2011 when Dive Team member Sgt. Dean Rademaker submerged into the Detroit River. Visibility was probably about three feet, … Continue reading "2011 : 250 Year Old Cannon Recovered From Detroit River"
2017 : Red Wings Win First Game at Little Caesars Arena
2017 : Red Wings Win First Game at Little Caesars Arena
Oct 5 all-day
2017 : Red Wings Win First Game at Little Caesars Arena
Opening days are usually memorable for NHL players. But the Detroit Red Wings all understood that the first opening day in the spectacular new Little Caesars Arena would be momentous. “I was thinking about it … Continue reading "2017 : Red Wings Win First Game at Little Caesars Arena"
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