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1832: Michigan’s First Curling Club Established
1832: Michigan’s First Curling Club Established
Jan 7 all-day
1832: Michigan's First Curling Club Established
Peter Dow curling on Orchard Lake.  Circa 1915.  Note the small stones.  Perhaps they are “irons. According to legend, the Orchard Lake Scotsmen formed Michigan’s first curling club in 1831 and played their first match … Continue reading "1832: Michigan’s First Curling Club Established"
1840 : William Woodbridge Becomes Michigan’s Second Governor
1840 : William Woodbridge Becomes Michigan’s Second Governor
Jan 7 all-day
1840 : William Woodbridge Becomes Michigan's Second Governor
Portrait of William Woodbridge by Henry Inman located in Michigan Historical Museum The Connecticut-born lawyer, who was a Whig, moved to Ohio, where he was a state representative, a county prosecutor and a state senator. … Continue reading "1840 : William Woodbridge Becomes Michigan’s Second Governor"
1929 : First Nonstop Detroit-to-Miami Flight
1929 : First Nonstop Detroit-to-Miami Flight
Jan 7 all-day
Detroit businessman Edward F. Schlee and his co-pilot, William S. Brock made the first nonstop Detroit-to-Miami flight on January 7, 1929, finishing in nine hours and 20 minutes. As Schlee and Brock were winging their … Continue reading "1929 : First Nonstop Detroit-to-Miami Flight"
1936: Flint Sit-Down Strike Heats Up
1936: Flint Sit-Down Strike Heats Up
Jan 7 all-day
On January 7, 1936, across the street from Flint’s Chevrolet’s Plant 9 at West Kearsley and Asylum streets, police arrested two men after what The Flint Journal reported was a “pitched battle” there. For more … Continue reading "1936: Flint Sit-Down Strike Heats Up"
1950 : Chevy Introduces First Automatic Transmission Engines
1950 : Chevy Introduces First Automatic Transmission Engines
Jan 7 all-day
On January 7, 1950, Chevrolet introduced the “Powerglide”, the first automatic transmission available in an affordably-priced car. Although many drivers clung to their beloved manual transmissions, much of the public greeted the new ” Powerglide” … Continue reading "1950 : Chevy Introduces First Automatic Transmission Engines"
1971 : B52 Narrowly Misses Big Rock Park Nuclear Plant
1971 : B52 Narrowly Misses Big Rock Park Nuclear Plant
Jan 7 all-day
On January 7,  1971, an unarmed B52 bomber narrowly missed the Big Rock Park nuclear plant near Charlevoix when it crashed into Lake Michigan. Source : Pasty Central Day in History.
2015 : President Obama Visits Wayne County to Praise Auto Industry, Detroit Recovery
2015 : President Obama Visits Wayne County to Praise Auto Industry, Detroit Recovery
Jan 7 all-day
President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed the resurgence of the auto industry and Detroit’s comeback from bankruptcy in a speech that paid tribute to the Motor City and offered a preview to his upcoming State … Continue reading "2015 : President Obama Visits Wayne County to Praise Auto Industry, Detroit Recovery"
2020 : Former MSU Football Coach George Perles Dies
2020 : Former MSU Football Coach George Perles Dies
Jan 7 all-day
Perles was born July 16, 1934, on Detroit’s west side and was a football and baseball star at Detroit Western. He earned all-state football honors as a junior and senior and graduated in 1953, then briefly … Continue reading "2020 : Former MSU Football Coach George Perles Dies"
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