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1775 : Henry Hamilton Appointed British Governor of Fort Detroit
1775 : Henry Hamilton Appointed British Governor of Fort Detroit
Nov 9 all-day
On November 9, 1775, British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton Takes Charge of Fort Detroit. He used Detroit as a base for raids on American colonists living on the frontier. He became known as “the hair … Continue reading "1775 : Henry Hamilton Appointed British Governor of Fort Detroit"
1895 : Last Horse-Drawn Streetcar in Detroit
1895 : Last Horse-Drawn Streetcar in Detroit
Nov 9 all-day
Detroit’s last horse car made its farewell during ceremonies held on November 9, 1895, in Campus Martius; marking the end of the “antiquated system of transit” in Detroit. Just after 3 o’clock on a rainy … Continue reading "1895 : Last Horse-Drawn Streetcar in Detroit"
1900 : John Theodore Herrmann Born in Lansing
1900 : John Theodore Herrmann Born in Lansing
Nov 9 all-day
John Theodore Herrmann was born in Lansing, Michigan on November 9, 1900. He lived in Paris in the 1920s, as part of its famous expatriate American writers’ circle, and was friends with figures such as … Continue reading "1900 : John Theodore Herrmann Born in Lansing"
1912 : Seeandbee Launched
1912 : Seeandbee Launched
Nov 9 all-day
1912 : Seeandbee Launched
The Seeandbee was the only four-stack passenger steamer to ever sail the Great Lakes. The overnight passenger vessel Seeandbee was so massive, you could land an airplane on her – and they did. The 500-foot, … Continue reading "1912 : Seeandbee Launched"
1912 : UM Faculty Attempt to Prevent Ann Arbor Saloonkeepers From Serving Students
1912 : UM Faculty Attempt to Prevent Ann Arbor Saloonkeepers From Serving Students
Nov 9 all-day
November 9, 1912 : Ann Arbor’s prosecuting attorney and University faculty members united against local saloonkeepers in an attempt to charge them with the sale of intoxicating liquors to students, a violation of state law. … Continue reading "1912 : UM Faculty Attempt to Prevent Ann Arbor Saloonkeepers From Serving Students"
1917: MAC Encourages Rationing In Response to WWI
1917: MAC Encourages Rationing In Response to WWI
Nov 9 all-day
1917: MAC Encourages Rationing In Response to WWI
Rising to the Challenge: M. A. C. and Food Rationing During World War I There seems to be nothing more patriotic than sacrifice, especially when your country needs you. The sacrifice that most people think of … Continue reading "1917: MAC Encourages Rationing In Response to WWI"
1962 : Ford Rotunda Burns
1962 : Ford Rotunda Burns
Nov 9 all-day
From 1936 to 1962, the gear-shaped Ford Rotunda attracted visitors from around the world. It was the fifth most popular tourist destination in the United States in the 1950s. The building had its roots in … Continue reading "1962 : Ford Rotunda Burns"
2012 : First Armed Forces Classic Held at Ramstein Air Base
2012 : First Armed Forces Classic Held at Ramstein Air Base
Nov 9 all-day
The Armed Forces Classic is a college basketball game that is played outside of the United States in front of forward deployed military personnel. The first game was held on November 9, 2012 between Michigan … Continue reading "2012 : First Armed Forces Classic Held at Ramstein Air Base"
2013 : Senator Carl Levin’s Remarks At Christening of USS Gerald R. Ford
2013 : Senator Carl Levin’s Remarks At Christening of USS Gerald R. Ford
Nov 9 all-day
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, delivered keynote remarks today at the christening ceremony of the USS Gerald R. Ford, the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, at Newport News Shipbuilding. … Continue reading "2013 : Senator Carl Levin’s Remarks At Christening of USS Gerald R. Ford"
2013 : USS Gerald R. Ford Christened
2013 : USS Gerald R. Ford Christened
Nov 9 all-day
2013 : USS Gerald R. Ford Christened
On November 9, 2013, the U.S. Navy christened its newest aircraft carrier named after Michigan’s only president, Gerald R. Ford. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, delivered the ceremony’s principal … Continue reading "2013 : USS Gerald R. Ford Christened"
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