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1912 : Michigan Voters Back Third Party Candidate Theodore Roosevelt
1912 : Michigan Voters Back Third Party Candidate Theodore Roosevelt
Nov 5 all-day
In the presidential election, Michigan voters backed Progressive candidate Theodore Roosevelt, marking the first time since 1856 that Michigan had not supported a Republican. Source : Michigan History, November-December 2014.
1918 : Michigan Women Gain Right to Vote
1918 : Michigan Women Gain Right to Vote
Nov 5 all-day
On November 5, 1918, the suffrage amendment was passed by the legislature. As a result, Michigan became the 7th state to allow women to vote. Source : Historical Society of Michigan
1918 : Truman Newberry Defeats Henry Ford for the U.S. Senate
1918 : Truman Newberry Defeats Henry Ford for the U.S. Senate
Nov 5 all-day
On November 5, 1918, Truman Newberry, a modest, well-mannered scion of an old-money Detroit family, suddenly found himself under federal indictment and his very name synonymous with political corruption. Newberry’s “crime”? He had run for … Continue reading "1918 : Truman Newberry Defeats Henry Ford for the U.S. Senate"
1962 : Martin Luther King Speaks at University of Michigan
1962 : Martin Luther King Speaks at University of Michigan
Nov 5 all-day
Ann Arbor speech: On Nov. 5 1962, King spoke to students at the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium. “It wasn’t a big crowd, it appears to be somewhat small,” Karen Lee Jania, an archivist at … Continue reading "1962 : Martin Luther King Speaks at University of Michigan"
1980 : Detroit Pistons Win First Game at the Palace of Auburn Hills
1980 : Detroit Pistons Win First Game at the Palace of Auburn Hills
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The date was November 5, 1988, and Pistons Fever was an epidemic. Hopes were sky high. “It doesn’t matter what we do [in the regular season],” third-year forward Dennis Rodman said after the first game … Continue reading "1980 : Detroit Pistons Win First Game at the Palace of Auburn Hills"
1992 : Unarmed Malice Green Killed by Detroit Police Officers
1992 : Unarmed Malice Green Killed by Detroit Police Officers
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1992 : Unarmed Malice Green Killed by Detroit Police Officers
Malice Green, an unarmed African-American Detroit man is stopped for questioning outside a reputed crack house on West Warren in Detroit. Green died of repeated blows to the head with heavy flashlights. The two officers, … Continue reading "1992 : Unarmed Malice Green Killed by Detroit Police Officers"
2002 : Jennifer Granholm Becomes Michigan’s First Woman Governor
2002 : Jennifer Granholm Becomes Michigan’s First Woman Governor
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2002 : Jennifer Granholm Becomes Michigan's First Woman Governor
J On this day, Jennifer Granholm became the first woman to be elected governor of Michigan. Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician, lawyer, educator, author, political commentator and member … Continue reading "2002 : Jennifer Granholm Becomes Michigan’s First Woman Governor"
2004 : Polar Express Debuts in Grand Rapids, Michigan
2004 : Polar Express Debuts in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2004 : Polar Express Debuts in Grand Rapids, Michigan
The premier of the Tom Hanks movie “The Polar Express” — based on a book by Grand Rapids native Chris Van Allsburg — was held in the author’s hometown on November 5, 2004. The classic … Continue reading "2004 : Polar Express Debuts in Grand Rapids, Michigan"
2011 : Detroit Free Press Honors Memory of Arthur L. Johnson
2011 : Detroit Free Press Honors Memory of Arthur L. Johnson
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His voice was soft, but commanding. His presence understated, but unmistakable. As those who knew him described six decades of devotion to Detroit, civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson was laid to rest Saturday — … Continue reading "2011 : Detroit Free Press Honors Memory of Arthur L. Johnson"
2013 : Duggan Elected Mayor of Detroit
2013 : Duggan Elected Mayor of Detroit
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2013 : Duggan Elected Mayor of Detroit
Michael Edward Duggan (born July 15, 1958) is an American politician and businessman. He was elected the 75th mayor of Detroit, Michigan in 2013, receiving national attention in part for being the first white mayor … Continue reading "2013 : Duggan Elected Mayor of Detroit"
2013 : Raquel Castañeda-López, 1st Latinx member of Detroit City Council
2013 : Raquel Castañeda-López, 1st Latinx member of Detroit City Council
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2013 : Raquel Castañeda-López, 1st Latinx member of Detroit City Council
Raquel Castañeda-López, a lifelong Detroiter who grew up in Southwest Detroit, is the first person of Latin American heritage to win a seat on the Detroit City Council.   First elected in 2013, Castañeda-López won … Continue reading "2013 : Raquel Castañeda-López, 1st Latinx member of Detroit City Council"
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