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1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit
1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit
Aug 7 all-day
1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit
In 1934, Bunche received a doctorate at Harvard. His doctoral thesis was a study of colonialism and it brought him a grant to study the status of non-European peoples in Africa. After four years he … Continue reading "1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit"
1926 : Grand River Avenue Opens, First Paved Road Across State
1926 : Grand River Avenue Opens, First Paved Road Across State
Aug 7 all-day
According to the July/August 2015 Michigan History, the Grand River Avenue opened to traffic on this day, becoming the first paved road stretching across the state.
1966 : Race Riot in Lansing, Michigan
1966 : Race Riot in Lansing, Michigan
Aug 7 all-day
Negro youths, some in gangs as large as 30 people, roamed here early today showering bricks and rocks on passing automobiles and smashing store windows. Ottawa Citizen, August 8, 1966 via Google Newspapers.
1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival
1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival
Aug 7 all-day
1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival
The Goose Lake International Music Festival held August 7-9, 1970 in Leoni Township, Jackson County, Michigan, only one year following Woodstock, was “was one of the largest music events of its era”, and featured many … Continue reading "1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival"
2014 : Pinkerton World Headquarters Moving to Ann Arbor
2014 : Pinkerton World Headquarters Moving to Ann Arbor
Aug 7 all-day
Pinkerton, the detective agency so famous that it is credited with giving private eyes their nickname, is moving its global headquarters to downtown Ann Arbor. “Our company was born in the Midwest, and we’re very … Continue reading "2014 : Pinkerton World Headquarters Moving to Ann Arbor"
National Lighthouse Day
National Lighthouse Day
Aug 7 all-day
National Lighthouse Day is celebratedannually on August 7th. Did you know that: Michigan has around 115 lighthouses, the most of any U.S. state. The first lighthouses in Michigan were built between 1818 and 1822. They … Continue reading "National Lighthouse Day"
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