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1845 : First Hospital In Michigan Opens in Log Building
1845 : First Hospital In Michigan Opens in Log Building
Jun 9 all-day
On June 9, 1845, St. Vincent’s, the first hospital in Michigan, was opened in a log building by the Sister’s of Charity. It was later renamed St. Mary’s Hospital. Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook … Continue reading "1845 : First Hospital In Michigan Opens in Log Building"
1881 : Soo Locks and Canal Turned Over to U.S. Government
1881 : Soo Locks and Canal Turned Over to U.S. Government
Jun 9 all-day
On June 9, 1881, the State of Michigan turned over ownership of the Soo Locks and canal to the United States and made passage free to all vessels. From the locks’ opening in 1855 until … Continue reading "1881 : Soo Locks and Canal Turned Over to U.S. Government"
1934 : Jackie Wilson Born, Mr. Excitement
1934 : Jackie Wilson Born, Mr. Excitement
Jun 9 all-day
Jack Leroy Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American soul singer and performer. A tenor with an incredible four-octave vocal range, Wilson was nicknamed “Mr. Excitement“, and was important in … Continue reading "1934 : Jackie Wilson Born, Mr. Excitement"
1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts
1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts
Jun 9 all-day
1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts
Jack Faxon was born in Detroit June 9, 1936. He graduated from Central High School in Detroit and received a B.S. and Masters in Education from Wayne State University. He also received a Masters in … Continue reading "1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts"
1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus
1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus
Jun 9 all-day
1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus
Standing at the entrance way to Michigan State’s athletic establishment is “The Spartan,” a huge statue which symbolizes the university’s athletic teams. Sparty was born in the mind of Ralph Young, Michigan State College’s athletic … Continue reading "1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus"
2017 : Record Cisco Caught
2017 : Record Cisco Caught
Jun 9 all-day
It’s a whopper to say the least — and a state record. A cisco fish caught last June in Lake Ottawa in the western Upper Peninsula weighed in at 6.36 pounds and 21.8 inches long, … Continue reading "2017 : Record Cisco Caught"
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