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1898 : Daniel Gerber Born, Manufacturer of Baby Food
1898 : Daniel Gerber Born, Manufacturer of Baby Food
May 6 all-day
1898 : Daniel Gerber Born, Manufacturer of Baby Food
Daniel Frank Gerber (May 6, 1898 – March 16, 1974) was an American manufacturer of baby food. Gerber began urging his father to begin the production of strained baby foods at the family cannery in … Continue reading "1898 : Daniel Gerber Born, Manufacturer of Baby Food"
1913 : Richard H. Austin Born, First African American to Hold Statewide Office in Michigan
1913 : Richard H. Austin Born, First African American to Hold Statewide Office in Michigan
May 6 all-day
1913 : Richard H. Austin Born, First African American to Hold Statewide Office in Michigan
Richard H. Austin was a man of firsts. Not only was he the first black Michigander elected to statewide office, other than the Michigan Supreme Court, he also was Michigan’s longest-serving secretary of state, holding … Continue reading "1913 : Richard H. Austin Born, First African American to Hold Statewide Office in Michigan"
1920 : Michigan’s first Muslim lawyer, Michael Berry of Dearborn, Born
1920 : Michigan’s first Muslim lawyer, Michael Berry of Dearborn, Born
May 6 all-day
Michael Berry was born in Highland Park. His parents, Lebanese immigrants, attempted to return to their native country in 1930, but because of an economic depression — one worse than in the U.S. — they … Continue reading "1920 : Michigan’s first Muslim lawyer, Michael Berry of Dearborn, Born"
1945 : Bob Segar Born in Dearborn
1945 : Bob Segar Born in Dearborn
May 6 all-day
On May 6, 1945, Robert Clark Seger was born in Dearborn. He’s known better as Detroit music icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger. Over his more than 40-year career, he has … Continue reading "1945 : Bob Segar Born in Dearborn"
2005 : Lansing Car Assembly Plant Closes
2005 : Lansing Car Assembly Plant Closes
May 6 all-day
2005 : Lansing Car Assembly Plant Closes
Lansing Car Assembly was a General Motors automobile factory in Lansing, Michigan. It contained two elements, a 1901 automobile plant in downtown Lansing, and the 1920 Durant Motors factory on Lansing’s Far Westside. The Lansing … Continue reading "2005 : Lansing Car Assembly Plant Closes"
2010 : Fans Pay Tribute to Ernie Harwell
2010 : Fans Pay Tribute to Ernie Harwell
May 6 all-day
On May 6, 2010, from 7 a.m. until past midnight, more than 10,000 Detroit Tigers fans, some who waited more than eight hours in line at Comerica Park, paid their respects to the beloved broadcaster … Continue reading "2010 : Fans Pay Tribute to Ernie Harwell"
May 6, 2012 : A 51st State That Never Happened
May 6, 2012 : A 51st State That Never Happened
May 6 all-day
The State of Superior. The Upper Peninsula, plus, at various times, parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. This new state was the vision of a separatist movement that began in the 1820s, when some U.P. … Continue reading "May 6, 2012 : A 51st State That Never Happened"
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