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1768 : Lt. George McDougall Buys Belle Isle from Ottowa and Ojibwa Chiefs
1768 : Lt. George McDougall Buys Belle Isle from Ottowa and Ojibwa Chiefs
Jun 5 all-day
Belle Isle was privately owned in 1879, as it had been since June 5, 1768, when Lieutenant George McDougall (with the blessing of King George III) purchased the island from local Ottowa and Ojibwa chiefs … Continue reading "1768 : Lt. George McDougall Buys Belle Isle from Ottowa and Ojibwa Chiefs"
1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized
1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized
Jun 5 all-day
1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized
  On June 5, 1866, Michigan physicians met in Detroit to organize the Michigan State Medical Society. With the end of the Civil War in 1865, the many young doctors who had recently entered the … Continue reading "1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized"
1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day
1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day
Jun 5 all-day
1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day
Public Act 137 — calling for a ten-hour work day — was approved by the Michigan Legislature on June 5, 1885, although it did not take effect until September. Saginaw Valley lumber industry workers tried … Continue reading "1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day"
1914 : Elly Peterson Born, First Woman In Michigan to Chair a Major Political Party
1914 : Elly Peterson Born, First Woman In Michigan to Chair a Major Political Party
Jun 5 all-day
In 2011, Michigan native and former editor for the Washington Post Sara Fitzgerald’s biography of the first woman in Michigan to chair the Republican Party was published. Its title was Elly Peterson, “Mother” of the … Continue reading "1914 : Elly Peterson Born, First Woman In Michigan to Chair a Major Political Party"
1968 : Campus Sit-In Protests Marijuana and LSD Arrests
1968 : Campus Sit-In Protests Marijuana and LSD Arrests
Jun 5 all-day
1968 : Campus Sit-In Protests Marijuana and LSD Arrests
Source : Lansing State Journal, June 6, 1968. Reposted from Michigan’s Past.
1998 : Muslim American Debuts
1998 : Muslim American Debuts
Jun 5 all-day
Muslim American, a monthly newspaper for Detroit’s Islamic community, began publication. Source : Michigan History, May/June 2013.
2016 : Vernors Celebrating 150th Anniversary
2016 : Vernors Celebrating 150th Anniversary
Jun 5 all-day
Vernor’s Ginger Ale, Detroit’s Drink, Advertisement Vernors — which was originally Vernor’s, before the apostrophe was dropped decades ago — is among the oldest continuously made soft drinks in America. This week, it celebrates its … Continue reading "2016 : Vernors Celebrating 150th Anniversary"
2018 : First Ever Hindu Invocation in the Michigan Legislature
2018 : First Ever Hindu Invocation in the Michigan Legislature
Jun 5 all-day
The first ever Hindu invocation in the Michigan Legislature was delivered Tuesday afternoon by a Grand Rapids minister who hopes his message of peace can help encourage civility and collaboration. Fred Stella, 63, the pracharak, or … Continue reading "2018 : First Ever Hindu Invocation in the Michigan Legislature"
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