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1838 : Brady Guards, Detroit’s Militia Company, Called into Service During Patriot War in Canada
1838 : Brady Guards, Detroit’s Militia Company, Called into Service During Patriot War in Canada
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On February 5, 1838, Detroit’s militia company, the Brady guards, was called into service during the Patriot War in Canada to prevent Americans from attempting to overthrow the Canadian government and to preserve the peace … Continue reading "1838 : Brady Guards, Detroit’s Militia Company, Called into Service During Patriot War in Canada"
1909 : Haskell Home Orphanage (Battle Creek) Burns Down
1909 : Haskell Home Orphanage (Battle Creek) Burns Down
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1909 : Haskell Home Orphanage (Battle Creek) Burns Down
Fourteen-year-old Lena McKelvey¬†was a temporary¬†guest at the Haskell Home orphanage. The Battle Creek girl was being treated for an injured hand while her family visited Florida. Cecil Coutant, who was 12, had lived at the … Continue reading "1909 : Haskell Home Orphanage (Battle Creek) Burns Down"
1918 : Muskegon Native Arthur Siplon Survives WWI U-Boat Attack
1918 : Muskegon Native Arthur Siplon Survives WWI U-Boat Attack
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1918 :  Muskegon Native Arthur Siplon Survives WWI U-Boat Attack
It is February 5, 1918 and the SS Tuscania is floating just off the Scottish coast. Dusk is setting in. The English luxury liner is carrying more than 2,000 American troops, many from Michigan, bound … Continue reading "1918 : Muskegon Native Arthur Siplon Survives WWI U-Boat Attack"
1953 : John Beilein Born, University of Michigan Basketball Coach
1953 : John Beilein Born, University of Michigan Basketball Coach
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1953 : John Beilein Born, University of Michigan Basketball Coach
Happy birthday to Coach Beilein of the University of Michigan who was born on February 5, 1953. Sources : John Beilein wikipedia entry. Official Michigan Biography.
1959 : Governor Jennifer Granholm Born
1959 : Governor Jennifer Granholm Born
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1959 : Governor Jennifer Granholm Born
Although born in Vancouver, Canada, Jennifer Granholm made history in Michigan, being elected the first woman Attorney General in 1998 and the first woman governor in 2002. She easily won reelection in 2006. Source : … Continue reading "1959 : Governor Jennifer Granholm Born"
1988: Brook Trout Designated Michigan’s State Fish
1988: Brook Trout Designated Michigan’s State Fish
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1988: Brook Trout Designated Michigan's State Fish
In 1965, even as the bluegill was being proposed as the state fish in the Michigan House of Representatives, the adoption of the “trout” as the official fish of Michigan was being promoted in the … Continue reading "1988: Brook Trout Designated Michigan’s State Fish"
1991 : Dr. Kevorkian Barred From Assisting in Suicides
1991 : Dr. Kevorkian Barred From Assisting in Suicides
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1991 : Dr. Kevorkian Barred From Assisting in Suicides
A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides. Source : HistoryOrb.com For more information, see : Between the dying and the dead : Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s life and the battle to legalize … Continue reading "1991 : Dr. Kevorkian Barred From Assisting in Suicides"
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