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1861 : First Ladies Soldiers Aid Society Organized in Detroit
1861 : First Ladies Soldiers Aid Society Organized in Detroit
Nov 6 all-day
1861 : First Ladies Soldiers Aid Society Organized in Detroit
On Nov. 6, 1861, the nation’s first Ladies Soldiers Aid Society organized in Detroit to supply comfort to Civil War soldiers at hospitals, camps and battlefields. As soldiers marched off to war, Michigan women made … Continue reading "1861 : First Ladies Soldiers Aid Society Organized in Detroit"
1912 : Sparrow Hospital Opens on East Michigan Avenue
1912 : Sparrow Hospital Opens on East Michigan Avenue
Nov 6 all-day
The Women’s Hospital Association raised funds for a new hospital in Lansing. Thanks to Edward Sparrow, enough money was put together to open a new facility on East Michigan Avenue on this day in 1912. … Continue reading "1912 : Sparrow Hospital Opens on East Michigan Avenue"
1962 : Imposter Elected to Michigan House, and Again, and Again
1962 : Imposter Elected to Michigan House, and Again, and Again
Nov 6 all-day
1962 : Imposter Elected to Michigan House, and Again, and Again
In 1962, voters in Wayne County’s 6th House District elected (November 6, 1962; Sworn in January 9, 1963) a Democrat calling himself Daniel West as one of three representatives for the district in Detroit. He … Continue reading "1962 : Imposter Elected to Michigan House, and Again, and Again"
1965 : the First Wild Turkey Legally Shot in Michigan in Modern Times
1965 : the First Wild Turkey Legally Shot in Michigan in Modern Times
Nov 6 all-day
Turkeys were once plentiful across our continent, and in Detroit. An island in the Detroit River known today as Fighting Island was first called “Turkey Island” because, well, that’s where the turkeys lived; Silas Farmer … Continue reading "1965 : the First Wild Turkey Legally Shot in Michigan in Modern Times"
1973 : Coleman Young Elected as First Black Mayor of Detroit
1973 : Coleman Young Elected as First Black Mayor of Detroit
Nov 6 all-day
1973 : Coleman Young Elected as First Black Mayor of Detroit
Coleman Young, a former member of the U.S. Army Air Force with the Tuskegee Airmen, and state of Michigan politician, was elected mayor of Detroit on this day. He would go on to serve five … Continue reading "1973 : Coleman Young Elected as First Black Mayor of Detroit"
2001 : Kwame Kilpatrict Elected Mayor Detroit
2001 : Kwame Kilpatrict Elected Mayor Detroit
Nov 6 all-day
Michigan House Majority Leader, Kwame Kilpatrick is elected mayor of Detroit. At 31 years old, he is the youngest ever elected. Source : Detroit African American History Project
2012 : First Arab American Muslim Wins Statewide Office
2012 : First Arab American Muslim Wins Statewide Office
Nov 6 all-day
Brian Mosallam set a new precedent last week when he was elected by over 1.9 million Michigan residents on the Michigan State University (MSU) Board of Trustees, becoming the first Arab American Muslim to win … Continue reading "2012 : First Arab American Muslim Wins Statewide Office"
2012 : First Chaldean American Elected to Michigan Legislature
2012 : First Chaldean American Elected to Michigan Legislature
Nov 6 all-day
Klint Kesto, newly elected republican state representative for Michigan’s 39th House District made history Tuesday when he became the first Chaldean American to serve on the state legislature. For more information, see Natasha Dado, “Chaldean … Continue reading "2012 : First Chaldean American Elected to Michigan Legislature"
2015 : Joshua Davis records version of ‘MSU Shadows’
2015 : Joshua Davis records version of ‘MSU Shadows’
Nov 6 all-day
Joshua Davis, an MSU College of Arts & Letters graduate, native of Michigan and finalist on the eighth season of NBC’s “The Voice,” has released a recording and music video of his version of Michigan … Continue reading "2015 : Joshua Davis records version of ‘MSU Shadows’"
2018 : Gretchin Whitmer Elected Governor
2018 : Gretchin Whitmer Elected Governor
Nov 6 all-day
Whitmer Elected Michigan Governor Gretchen Esther Whitmer was elected Michigan’s 49th governor this evening, putting a successful end to a campaign that lasted 672 days, Michigan’s longest in gubernatorial history.
2018 : Rashida Tlaib First Muslim-American Women Elected to Congress
2018 : Rashida Tlaib First Muslim-American Women Elected to Congress
Nov 6 all-day
Rashida Tlaib wins U.S. House seat, becomes among first Muslim-American women elected Former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be among the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress after winning the seat of former Rep. John … Continue reading "2018 : Rashida Tlaib First Muslim-American Women Elected to Congress"
2018 : Record Number of Women Elected to Michigan Legislature
2018 : Record Number of Women Elected to Michigan Legislature
Nov 6 all-day
51 women were elected to the Michigan Legislature, crushing the previous record of 37.
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