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1910: Philip Parmelee of St. Johns Makes First Air Freight Delivery
1910: Philip Parmelee of St. Johns Makes First Air Freight Delivery
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We’re into November now and the holiday shipping season is kicking into high gear. In the weeks to come, billions of tons of cargo will be flown around the world. A small slice of that … Continue reading "1910: Philip Parmelee of St. Johns Makes First Air Freight Delivery"
1913 : The Great Storm of 1913
1913 : The Great Storm of 1913
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1913 : The Great Storm of 1913
In early November 1913, not quite 19 months after the loss of the Titanic in midatlantic, an autumn gale descended on the Great Lakes. “Gales of November” – like the one that sank the Edmund … Continue reading "1913 : The Great Storm of 1913"
1936 : Charles Diggs Sr. Elected to Michigan Senate
1936 : Charles Diggs Sr. Elected to Michigan Senate
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On November 7, 1936, Charles Diggs Sr. became only the second African American and the first African American Democrat elected to the Michigan Senate. Diggs had a personal story of traveling to Lansing in 1937 … Continue reading "1936 : Charles Diggs Sr. Elected to Michigan Senate"
1950 : Alexa Irene Canady Born, First African American Neurosurgeon
1950 : Alexa Irene Canady Born, First African American Neurosurgeon
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1950 : Alexa Irene Canady Born, First African American Neurosurgeon
Alexa Irene Canady (born November 7, 1950) is a retired American medical doctor specializing in neurosurgery. She was born in Lansing, Michigan and earned both her bachelors and medical degree from the University of Michigan. … Continue reading "1950 : Alexa Irene Canady Born, First African American Neurosurgeon"
1950 : Yellow Oleomargarine Becomes Legal in Michigan
1950 : Yellow Oleomargarine Becomes Legal in Michigan
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1950 : Yellow Oleomargarine Becomes Legal in Michigan
Because of opposition from the state’s dairy industry, citizens of Michigan had to pass a statewide referendum to allow the sale of yellow oleomargarine. On Nov. 7, 1950, Michiganders marched to the polls and voted … Continue reading "1950 : Yellow Oleomargarine Becomes Legal in Michigan"
1970 : First Pigs vs. Freaks Charity Football Game Held in East Lansing
1970 : First Pigs vs. Freaks Charity Football Game Held in East Lansing
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In the late 1960s, many young people protested against the customs and traditions of society. These young people who called themselves “hippies” thought people should always say what they feel and act accordingly. The hippies … Continue reading "1970 : First Pigs vs. Freaks Charity Football Game Held in East Lansing"
1972 : Michigan Voters Approve Daylight Savings Time
1972 : Michigan Voters Approve Daylight Savings Time
Nov 7 all-day
Voters approved daylight savings time adding an extra hour of evening sunlight from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. Source : Historical Society of Michigan
1991 : Magic Johnson Announces He Has AIDS
1991 : Magic Johnson Announces He Has AIDS
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Former Michigan State University basketball star Ervin “Magic” Johnson announced that he had tested positive for the AIDS virus. Although at the time, many though Johnson would die from AIDS, he would go on to … Continue reading "1991 : Magic Johnson Announces He Has AIDS"
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