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1844: Grand Rapids versus Kent Name Finally Settled
1844: Grand Rapids versus Kent Name Finally Settled
Feb 6 all-day
In a letter written to his brother and sister December 23, 1833, describing his arrival here the previous summer, Joel Guild said: “After looking about for a home, I thought it best to move about … Continue reading "1844: Grand Rapids versus Kent Name Finally Settled"
1854 : First Student Arrives at Michigan Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind
1854 : First Student Arrives at Michigan Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind
Feb 6 all-day
In 1848, the Michigan Legislature voted to establish a Michigan Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in Flint. The first student arrived on February 6, 1854. After the School for the Blind was … Continue reading "1854 : First Student Arrives at Michigan Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind"
1905 : Merze Tate Born, First African American Graduate at Western Michigan University
1905 : Merze Tate Born, First African American Graduate at Western Michigan University
Feb 6 all-day
1905 : Merze Tate Born, First African American Graduate at Western Michigan University
A professor, scholar and expert on United States diplomacy, Merze Tate was the first African American graduate of Western Michigan Teachers College, first African American woman to attend the University of Oxford, first African American … Continue reading "1905 : Merze Tate Born, First African American Graduate at Western Michigan University"
1924 : First Highway Signs Installed
1924 : First Highway Signs Installed
Feb 6 all-day
1924 : First Highway Signs Installed
On February 6, 1924, the state highway department placed the first 10,000 metal signs along Michigan highways that notified drivers for the first time of railroad crossings, route markers, mileposts and danger points. These days, … Continue reading "1924 : First Highway Signs Installed"
1933 : Michigan Ratifies 20th Amendment
1933 : Michigan Ratifies 20th Amendment
Feb 6 all-day
Michigan ratifies the 20th amendment. The 20th Amendment sets January 20th as the ending date for presidential and vice presidential terms. It also sets a succession line for the presidency. Source: Michigan History
1950 : City of Livonia Incorporates
1950 : City of Livonia Incorporates
Feb 6 all-day
On Feb. 6, 1950, the city of Livonia was born. The new 36-square-mile city was formally known as Livonia Township, but voters supported incorporation 2,011 to 1,741. In square area, Livonia became the second largest … Continue reading "1950 : City of Livonia Incorporates"
1974 : Truck Drivers’ Strike Against High Diesel Prices Turns Violent
1974 : Truck Drivers’ Strike Against High Diesel Prices Turns Violent
Feb 6 all-day
On February 6, 1974, it was day four of the 11-day 1974 truck drivers’ strike against high fuel prices when things turned particularly violent. In Washtenaw County, a livestock truck driver was injured by flying … Continue reading "1974 : Truck Drivers’ Strike Against High Diesel Prices Turns Violent"
2015 : Congressman John Lewis Visits MSU Campus
2015 : Congressman John Lewis Visits MSU Campus
Feb 6 all-day
Having suffered more than 40 arrests, physical attacks and serious injuries, John Lewis is often called “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement has ever produced.” He began participating in sit-ins at … Continue reading "2015 : Congressman John Lewis Visits MSU Campus"
2018 : Former Congressman Joe Knollenberg Dies
2018 : Former Congressman Joe Knollenberg Dies
Feb 6 all-day
2018 : Former Congressman Joe Knollenberg Dies
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, 84, who served Oakland County in Congress for 16 years, died today from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, a longtime family friend, Mike Murray informed MIRS today. Knollenberg is the father … Continue reading "2018 : Former Congressman Joe Knollenberg Dies"
2021 : Sturgeon Season Starts on Black Lake (Date Varies)
2021 : Sturgeon Season Starts on Black Lake (Date Varies)
Feb 6 all-day
2021 : Sturgeon Season Starts on Black Lake (Date Varies)
Andrew LaLonde poses with his 60-inch sturgeon, the final fish taken during the two-hour sturgeon season on Black Lake.   Kelly House, “Long odds, short season: Michigan sturgeon a zany conservation success“, Bridge, February 8, 2021. … Continue reading "2021 : Sturgeon Season Starts on Black Lake (Date Varies)"
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