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1788 : John Montieth Born, Presbyterian Missionary, Michigan’s First Librarian, University of Michigania’s First President, Abolitionist
1788 : John Montieth Born, Presbyterian Missionary, Michigan’s First Librarian, University of Michigania’s First President, Abolitionist
Aug 5 all-day
1788 : John Montieth Born, Presbyterian Missionary, Michigan's First Librarian, University of Michigania's First President, Abolitionist
John Monteith was born August 4, 1788 on a farm in the vicinity of what is now Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Due to his father’s poor health, Montieth carried the burden of supporting his family be runnng … Continue reading "1788 : John Montieth Born, Presbyterian Missionary, Michigan’s First Librarian, University of Michigania’s First President, Abolitionist"
1812 : Battle of Brownstown Results in First Michigan Casualties in War of 1812
1812 : Battle of Brownstown Results in First Michigan Casualties in War of 1812
Aug 5 all-day
1812 : Battle of Brownstown Results in First Michigan Casualties in War of 1812
On August 5, 1812, Tecumseh and two dozen Indians ambushed 200 Michigan militia led by Major Thomas B. Van Horne at Brownstown Creek. Van Horne ordered a retreat back to Fort Lernoult, and the untrained … Continue reading "1812 : Battle of Brownstown Results in First Michigan Casualties in War of 1812"
1837 : Battle of Thompson’s Tavern
1837 : Battle of Thompson’s Tavern
Aug 5 all-day
On the morning of August 5, 1837, fifty soldiers from the Dearborn Arsenal marched on the property of Daniel Thompson. Though he had lived there for a decade and a half, a U.S. district court … Continue reading "1837 : Battle of Thompson’s Tavern"
1917 : Michigan National Guard Drafted Into U.S. Army
1917 : Michigan National Guard Drafted Into U.S. Army
Aug 5 all-day
The Michigan National Guard was drafted into the United States Army for service in World War I. Source : Michigan History, July/August 2013.
1975 : Stevie Wonder Remains Loyal to Motown; Inks Record Contract
1975 : Stevie Wonder Remains Loyal to Motown; Inks Record Contract
Aug 5 all-day
1975 : Stevie Wonder Remains Loyal to Motown; Inks Record Contract
On August 5, 1975 Stevie Wonder signed an incredible record deal with Motown, stepping back from the brink of retirement to ink the most lucrative contract up to that time — 7-year, 7 record deal … Continue reading "1975 : Stevie Wonder Remains Loyal to Motown; Inks Record Contract"
2014 : (Spartan Speak) MSU in Three Words
2014 : (Spartan Speak) MSU in Three Words
Aug 5 all-day
How would you describe being a Spartan in three words? Students, faculty and staff across Michigan State University’s campus answer this question. YouTube Clip
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