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1710 : First Recorded Marriage in Detroit
1710 : First Recorded Marriage in Detroit
May 5 all-day
Baptiste Turpin and Margaret Fafard marry at St. Anne’s Church, the oldest recorded marriage in Detroit. Fire destroyed records of the church in 1703 so it is possible that a marriage might have occured earlier, … Continue reading "1710 : First Recorded Marriage in Detroit"
1769 : British Buy Belle Isle
1769 : British Buy Belle Isle
May 5 all-day
1769 : British Buy Belle Isle
  The British government purchased what was then called Hog Island from Ojibwa, Chippewa, and Ottawa tribe leaders in 1769.  It  was obtained by Lt. George McDougall, an officer for what was then British Detroit, … Continue reading "1769 : British Buy Belle Isle"
1828 : Michigan’s Territorial Legislature Meets for 1st Time
1828 : Michigan’s Territorial Legislature Meets for 1st Time
May 5 all-day
On May 5, 1828, the territorial legislature met for the first time at Michigan’s first capitol building constructed in Detroit at a cost of $24,500. The 60 by 90 foot building served as the territorial … Continue reading "1828 : Michigan’s Territorial Legislature Meets for 1st Time"
1831 : Michigan’s Oldest Newspaper Hit the Streets
1831 : Michigan’s Oldest Newspaper Hit the Streets
May 5 all-day
On May 5, 1831, Michigan’s oldest continuously published newspaper, the Detroit Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer, hit the streets. At the time, it was a weekly made up of four pages. The first edition announced … Continue reading "1831 : Michigan’s Oldest Newspaper Hit the Streets"
1903 : Civil Rights Pioneer Booker T. Washington Speaks In Detroit
1903 : Civil Rights Pioneer Booker T. Washington Speaks In Detroit
May 5 all-day
On May 5, 1903, civil rights pioneer Booker T. Washington addressed an enthusiastic audience at Detroit’s since-demolished Light Guard Armory. “Any race that yields to the temptation of hating another race because of its color … Continue reading "1903 : Civil Rights Pioneer Booker T. Washington Speaks In Detroit"
1995 : President Clinton Speaks At MSU Commencement
1995 : President Clinton Speaks At MSU Commencement
May 5 all-day
The MSU Convocation on Friday, May 5, was one for Spartan history. It marked the appearance of President Bill Clinton, the first sitting president in 88 years to speak to an MSU graduating class. Spartan … Continue reading "1995 : President Clinton Speaks At MSU Commencement"
2010 : Senator Levin Eulogizes Ernie Harwell on Senate Floor
2010 : Senator Levin Eulogizes Ernie Harwell on Senate Floor
May 5 all-day
Sen. Carl Levin delivered the following statement on the Senate floor on May 5, 2010: “For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time … Continue reading "2010 : Senator Levin Eulogizes Ernie Harwell on Senate Floor"
2013 : For the 25
2013 : For the 25
May 5 all-day
May 5, 2013 : For the 25 Documentary Released “We took a lot of casualties,” said Logan Stark, 26, of East Lansing. “After that, you really had to come to grips with the fact that … Continue reading "2013 : For the 25"
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