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1831 : Mail Begins Arriving Daily in Detroit From the East
1831 : Mail Begins Arriving Daily in Detroit From the East
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On January 8, 1831, mail started arriving in Detroit from the East on a daily basis but it still took fourteen days and nights to receive a letter from New York. The arrival of daily … Continue reading "1831 : Mail Begins Arriving Daily in Detroit From the East"
1838 : Invasion of Canada Thwarted by Michigan Governor Mason
1838 : Invasion of Canada Thwarted by Michigan Governor Mason
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Governor Stevens T. Mason called out the state militia to keep the Patriots, Canadian rebels, from using Michigan as a base to attack the British government in Canada. Patriot sympathizers had raided the arsenal in … Continue reading "1838 : Invasion of Canada Thwarted by Michigan Governor Mason"
1856 : Michigan Dental Association Formed
1856 : Michigan Dental Association Formed
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On January 8, 1856, the Michigan Dental Association was organized in Detroit. At the time, dentists received no formal training. So to become a member, a person had to be 21 years old, a practicing … Continue reading "1856 : Michigan Dental Association Formed"
1926 : Milton Supman (Soupy Sales) Born
1926 : Milton Supman (Soupy Sales) Born
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1926 : Milton Supman (Soupy Sales) Born
Milton Supman (January 8, 1926 – October 22, 2009), known professionally as Soupy Sales, was an American comedian, actor, radio/television personality, and jazz aficionado. He was best known for his local and network children’s television … Continue reading "1926 : Milton Supman (Soupy Sales) Born"
1994 : Tanya Harding Wins U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Detroit
1994 : Tanya Harding Wins U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Detroit
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1994 : Tanya Harding Wins U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Detroit
  Tonya Harding won the Ladies’ U.S. Figure Skating Championship at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, a day after Nancy Kerrigan dropped out because of the clubbing attack that had injured her right knee.  … Continue reading "1994 : Tanya Harding Wins U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Detroit"
1997 : Women Form Majority on Michigan Supreme Court
1997 : Women Form Majority on Michigan Supreme Court
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With the investiture of Marilyn Kelly, women comprised a majority of Michigan’s 7-justice Supreme Court for the first time in history. The other women justices were Patricia Boyle, Dorothy Comstock-Riley and Elizabeth Weaver. Swearing-In Ceremony … Continue reading "1997 : Women Form Majority on Michigan Supreme Court"
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