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1855 : Pirates of the Caribbean, er, Lake Michigan, Run Amok
1855 : Pirates of the Caribbean, er, Lake Michigan, Run Amok
Oct 7 all-day
October 7-12, 1855 An anonymous old sailor reminisced about his experiences on Beaver Island in the Oswego Palladium of December 30, 1876. The old sailor sat on the hearth in a ship chandler’s store, swapping … Continue reading "1855 : Pirates of the Caribbean, er, Lake Michigan, Run Amok"
1913 : Ford Creates Assembly Line
1913 : Ford Creates Assembly Line
Oct 7 all-day
1913 : Ford Creates Assembly Line
On October 7, 1913, Henry Ford launched the moving assembly line at the Ford Highland Park Plant, making it the birthplace of industrial mass production. The use of the assembly line reduced the time it … Continue reading "1913 : Ford Creates Assembly Line"
1927 : Detroit Institute of the Arts Opens to the Public
1927 : Detroit Institute of the Arts Opens to the Public
Oct 7 all-day
1927 : Detroit Institute of the Arts Opens to the Public
Ground was broken on the new building on June 22, 1922. Ralph Booth turned the first spade full of dirt. The cornerstone was laid April 29, 1924. “Our city has achieved first place in industry … Continue reading "1927 : Detroit Institute of the Arts Opens to the Public"
1935 : Detroit Tigers Win First World Series
1935 : Detroit Tigers Win First World Series
Oct 7 all-day
On October 7, 1935, the Detroit Tigers won their first World Series Championship, topping the Chicago Cubs 7–3 in game 6 before the home crowd at Navin Field. Sources : Detroit Historical Society “Detroit Hails … Continue reading "1935 : Detroit Tigers Win First World Series"
1941 : Lansing’s Worst Train Wreck
1941 : Lansing’s Worst Train Wreck
Oct 7 all-day
On Tuesday October 7, 1941 a hurtling boxcar smashed into the southwest corner of the building, gouging a hole and partially collapsing the roof. Approximately a quarter after 4 pm, as the freight train passed … Continue reading "1941 : Lansing’s Worst Train Wreck"
1965 : MSU’s Cyclotron Accelerates First Beam
1965 : MSU’s Cyclotron Accelerates First Beam
Oct 7 all-day
1965 : MSU's Cyclotron Accelerates First Beam
On October 7, 1965, the cyclotron at Michigan State University accelerated its first beam and the university and the scientific world haven’t been the same since. It was known as the K50 cyclotron and the … Continue reading "1965 : MSU’s Cyclotron Accelerates First Beam"
1966 : Detroit’s Grande Ballroom Opens to Rock and Roll
1966 : Detroit’s Grande Ballroom Opens to Rock and Roll
Oct 7 all-day
1966 : Detroit's Grande Ballroom Opens to Rock and Roll
Ask Detroiters of a certain age where they first saw Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Who, Janis Joplin — and just about every other major rock act of the 1960s — and they’ll probably tell you, … Continue reading "1966 : Detroit’s Grande Ballroom Opens to Rock and Roll"
1968 : Turning Point in World Series
1968 : Turning Point in World Series
Oct 7 all-day
1968 : Turning Point in World Series
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE WALTER P. REUTHER LIBRARY ARCHIVES OF LABOR AND URBAN AFFAIRS, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (TONY SPINA COLLECTION) In the fifth game of the 1968 World Series, with the Tigers trailing the St. … Continue reading "1968 : Turning Point in World Series"
1993 : Martha Griffiths Honored by the Grand Rapids Press
1993 : Martha Griffiths Honored by the Grand Rapids Press
Oct 7 all-day
1993 : Martha Griffiths Honored by the Grand Rapids Press
Representative Martha Griffiths in 1970 Inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993, Roberta Griffith was honored on October 7, 1993, by the Grand Rapids Press, for her efforts in improving life for … Continue reading "1993 : Martha Griffiths Honored by the Grand Rapids Press"
1999 : American Horse Unveiled at Frederick Meijer Gardens
1999 : American Horse Unveiled at Frederick Meijer Gardens
Oct 7 all-day
1999 : American Horse Unveiled at Frederick Meijer Gardens
“The American Horse” — a 24-foot bronze statue inspired by a design that Leonardo da Vinci began work on in 1482 but didn’t live to see completed — was unveiled Oct. 7, 1999, at the … Continue reading "1999 : American Horse Unveiled at Frederick Meijer Gardens"
2000 : Thunder Bay Becomes 13th National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
2000 : Thunder Bay Becomes 13th National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
Oct 7 all-day
2000 : Thunder Bay Becomes 13th National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
Thunder Bay lies off the coast of Alpena, Mich., in Lake Huron. Mariners have long been able to find shelter from high winds and heavy storms in the bay. However, strong and unexpected storms have … Continue reading "2000 : Thunder Bay Becomes 13th National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve"
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