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1706 : Trouble Breaks Out Between the French and Indians in Detroit
1706 : Trouble Breaks Out Between the French and Indians in Detroit
Jun 6 all-day
While Cadillac is away from the French settlement of Detroit, the temporary commander’s dog bites an an Ottawa, the Ottawa beats the dog, the commander beats the Indian to death, and things go downhill from … Continue reading "1706 : Trouble Breaks Out Between the French and Indians in Detroit"
1822 : Alexis St. Martin Shot In Stomach on Mackinac Island
1822 : Alexis St. Martin Shot In Stomach on Mackinac Island
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1822, Alexis St. Martin was shot in the stomach on Mackinac Island. Fortunately for the French Canadian fur trader, Dr. William Beaumont, an army surgeon stationed at Fort Mackinac, was able to … Continue reading "1822 : Alexis St. Martin Shot In Stomach on Mackinac Island"
1925 : Chrysler Corporation Incorporated
1925 : Chrysler Corporation Incorporated
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1925, the Chrysler Corporation was incorporated, as Walter Chrysler reorganized the remnants of the Maxwell Motor Company which had made cars since 1904. Sources : Detroit Historical Society Facebook page Chrysler Corporation … Continue reading "1925 : Chrysler Corporation Incorporated"
1926 : Wrestling’s Greatest Villain, The Sheik, Born in Lansing, Michigan
1926 : Wrestling’s Greatest Villain, The Sheik, Born in Lansing, Michigan
Jun 6 all-day
A master showman, an internationally infamous villain of popular culture, a “pioneer of mayhem”, the godfather of hardcore professional wrestling, was a Lansing native. Born June 6, 1926 to Lebanese immigrants Edward George Farhat was … Continue reading "1926 : Wrestling’s Greatest Villain, The Sheik, Born in Lansing, Michigan"
1944 : Michigan Glider From Greenville First to Land During D-Day
1944 : Michigan Glider From Greenville First to Land During D-Day
Jun 6 all-day
The first glider to land in France on D-Day was built in Greenville by the Gibson Refrigerator Company. Source : Michigan History, May/June 2013 The following documentary has a segment on the D-Day glider landings: … Continue reading "1944 : Michigan Glider From Greenville First to Land During D-Day"
1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot
1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot
Jun 6 all-day
1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot
June 6, 1944.   Eisenhower in England giving D-Day orders—“Full victory-nothing else”—to Wallace Strobel (#23) of Saginaw and other paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division. After asking Strobel where he was from, Eisenhower responded with … Continue reading "1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot"
1956 : Two Men Fall To Their Deaths Building Mackinac Bridge
1956 : Two Men Fall To Their Deaths Building Mackinac Bridge
Jun 6 all-day
On the afternoon of June 6, 1956, Louis “Big Louie” Stepman and three other workers were stringing a catwalk from the north tower of the Mackinac Bridge. The catwalk – a bundle of chain link … Continue reading "1956 : Two Men Fall To Their Deaths Building Mackinac Bridge"
1958 : Ozzie Virgil, the Detroit Tiger’s First Player of Color Takes the Field
1958 : Ozzie Virgil, the Detroit Tiger’s First Player of Color Takes the Field
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1958, the Detroit Tigers’ first nonwhite player debuted. Eleven years after Jackie Robinson made his historic entrance into modern baseball, the Detroit Tigers played a black man. Escaping the distinction of being … Continue reading "1958 : Ozzie Virgil, the Detroit Tiger’s First Player of Color Takes the Field"
1961 : G. I. Joe (The Pigeon) Dies at Detroit Zoo
1961 : G. I. Joe (The Pigeon) Dies at Detroit Zoo
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1961, G.I. Joe, a pigeon credited with saving the lives of 1,000 Allied soldiers during World War II, died of old age at the Detroit Zoo. In October 1943, a note ordering … Continue reading "1961 : G. I. Joe (The Pigeon) Dies at Detroit Zoo"
1962: First Meijer “Thrifty Acres” Opens in Grand Rapids
1962: First Meijer “Thrifty Acres” Opens in Grand Rapids
Jun 6 all-day
Hendrik and Fred Meijer opened the first “Thrifty Acres” in Grand Rapids on this day, marking the birth of the first supercenter nationwide and an innovative concept that would springboard into a retail phenomenon. Meijer’s … Continue reading "1962: First Meijer “Thrifty Acres” Opens in Grand Rapids"
1975 : Jackson Prison Inmate Escapes Via Helicopter
1975 : Jackson Prison Inmate Escapes Via Helicopter
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1975 Dale Remling escaped from a Jackson prison aboard a hijacked helicopter. The chopper landed in the exercise yard at the Prison of Southern Michigan at Jackson in a spot marked with … Continue reading "1975 : Jackson Prison Inmate Escapes Via Helicopter"
1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert
1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert
Jun 6 all-day
1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert
Prince – in 1986 the world was his oyster. Prince – interview from WHYT-Power 96, Detroit – June 6, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A few words from Prince tonight, from a telephone interview … Continue reading "1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert"
2003 : Michigan Beach Owners Given Right to Mow Down Beachfront Weeds
2003 : Michigan Beach Owners Given Right to Mow Down Beachfront Weeds
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 2003, then Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed into law legislation that allowed property owners in Grand Traverse and Bay City areas to mow down typically submerged weeds on their beach front property. The … Continue reading "2003 : Michigan Beach Owners Given Right to Mow Down Beachfront Weeds"
2020 : North American International Auto Show Begins
2020 : North American International Auto Show Begins
Jun 6 all-day
North American International Auto Show 2020 (June 6-20) The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced recently  that starting in 2020 the show would make a transformational move to June and will start the week … Continue reading "2020 : North American International Auto Show Begins"
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