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1782 : Lewis Cass Born, Territorial Governor and National Politician
1782 : Lewis Cass Born, Territorial Governor and National Politician
Oct 9 all-day
1782 : Lewis Cass Born, Territorial Governor and National Politician
On Oct. 9, 1782, Michigan’s best-known antebellum politician, Lewis Cass, was born in Exeter, N.H.   Cass, who arrived in Michigan in 1812, became Michigan’s territorial governor in 1813. In 1831, he went to Washington D.C., … Continue reading "1782 : Lewis Cass Born, Territorial Governor and National Politician"
1888 : Martha Strickland Clark, First Woman to Argue Case Before Michigan Supreme Court
1888 : Martha Strickland Clark, First Woman to Argue Case Before Michigan Supreme Court
Oct 9 all-day
Martha Strickland Clark became the first woman to argue a case before the Michigan Supreme Court, winning a divorce for an abused wife. Source: September/October 2014 Michigan History magazine.
1899 : Charles Bruce Catton Born, Famous Historian
1899 : Charles Bruce Catton Born, Famous Historian
Oct 9 all-day
1899 : Charles Bruce Catton Born, Famous Historian
Charles Bruce Catton was born in Petoskey, Michigan, to George R. and Adela M. (Patten) Catton, and raised in Benzonia, Michigan. His father was a Congregationalist minister, who accepted a teaching position in Benzonia Academy … Continue reading "1899 : Charles Bruce Catton Born, Famous Historian"
1902 : John Hannah, MSU President and National Leader, Born
1902 : John Hannah, MSU President and National Leader, Born
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1902 : John Hannah, MSU President and National Leader, Born
Note: As part of its sesquicentennial celebration, MSU erected this 7-foot bronze statue of Hannah, sculpted by California artist Bruce Wolfe. John Alfred Hannah (October 9, 1902 – February 23, 1991) was president of Michigan … Continue reading "1902 : John Hannah, MSU President and National Leader, Born"
1935 : The First Penitentiary Offers Radio to Prisoners
1935 : The First Penitentiary Offers Radio to Prisoners
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On October 9, 1935, the Ionia Reformatory became the only prison in the world, at the time, to make radio service available to every inmate. Convict-laborers had run wires to each cell in the prison, … Continue reading "1935 : The First Penitentiary Offers Radio to Prisoners"
1958 : License Plate Assembly Line at Michigan State Prison in Jackson
1958 : License Plate Assembly Line at Michigan State Prison in Jackson
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1958 : License Plate Assembly Line at Michigan State Prison in Jackson
License Plate Assembly Line at Michigan State Prison in Jackson as featured in  October 9, 1958 Detroit News photo Source: Wayne State University Virtual Motor City Collection State prisoners were a source of cheap labor … Continue reading "1958 : License Plate Assembly Line at Michigan State Prison in Jackson"
1969 : Rouge River Flames Reach 50 Feet in Height
1969 : Rouge River Flames Reach 50 Feet in Height
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1969 : Rouge River Flames Reach 50 Feet in Height
A news story published in the Detroit Free Press October 10, 1969, a day after the fire. (Photo: Detroit Free Press archives) On October 9, 1969, the Rouge River burst into flames over 50 feet high. … Continue reading "1969 : Rouge River Flames Reach 50 Feet in Height"
1971 : Pontiac Native Hijacks Plane to Cuba
1971 : Pontiac Native Hijacks Plane to Cuba
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Pontiac native Richard Dixon hijacked an Eastern Air Lines plane to fly him from Detroit to Cuba on Oct. 9, 1971. He was arrested a little more than four years later and subsequently found guilty … Continue reading "1971 : Pontiac Native Hijacks Plane to Cuba"
1975 : KISS Visits Cadillac, MI and Performs at Homecoming Dance
1975 : KISS Visits Cadillac, MI and Performs at Homecoming Dance
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1975 : KISS Visits Cadillac, MI and Performs at Homecoming Dance
For two magical days in 1975, the rock group Kiss visited Cadillac, Michigan, participating in the homecoming parade, performing at the homecoming dance, and making an indelible impression on the High School Class of 1975 … Continue reading "1975 : KISS Visits Cadillac, MI and Performs at Homecoming Dance"
2015 : Dylan Larkin Scores Two Goals in First Start as Red Wing
2015 : Dylan Larkin Scores Two Goals in First Start as Red Wing
Oct 9 all-day
Waterford native Dylan Larkin debuted as the first teenager to play for the Red Wings since Jiri Hudler played a dozen games as a 19-year-old early in the 2003 season. The last teen to dress … Continue reading "2015 : Dylan Larkin Scores Two Goals in First Start as Red Wing"
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