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1812 : Battle of Monguagon
1812 : Battle of Monguagon
Aug 9 all-day
1812 : Battle of Monguagon
On August 9, 1812, Lieut. Col. James Miller and a force of about 600 American regulars and militia moved down Hull’s Trace in an attempt to bring desperately needed supplies from Frenchtown (Monroe) to Detroit. … Continue reading "1812 : Battle of Monguagon"
1842 : Michigan Gains Sugar Island
1842 : Michigan Gains Sugar Island
Aug 9 all-day
1842 : Michigan Gains Sugar Island
Evolution of Michigan’s Legal Boundaries Sugar Island/St. George’s Island in the St. Mary’s River The Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, settled a border dispute with Great Britain in which Michigan gained governance over Sugar … Continue reading "1842 : Michigan Gains Sugar Island"
1908 : Detroit Police Department’s Motorcycle Squad Created
1908 : Detroit Police Department’s Motorcycle Squad Created
Aug 9 all-day
1908 : Detroit Police Department's Motorcycle Squad Created
On August 9, 1908, the Detroit Police Department’s Motorcycle Squad was created to be “ready day and night to make a fast response to any call by telephone from any part of the city for … Continue reading "1908 : Detroit Police Department’s Motorcycle Squad Created"
1924 : Burning Crosses Appear in Downtown Traverse City
1924 : Burning Crosses Appear in Downtown Traverse City
Aug 9 all-day
On Aug. 9, 1924, burning crosses appeared in downtown Traverse City while three explosions rocked buildings and blew out storefront windows along Front Street. As firefighters raced to extinguish the burning crosses and the police … Continue reading "1924 : Burning Crosses Appear in Downtown Traverse City"
1947 : Earthquake Recorded in Michigan
1947 : Earthquake Recorded in Michigan
Aug 9 all-day
Although rare, earthquakes sometimes occur in Michigan. On Aug. 9, 1947, an earthquake damaged chimneys and cracked plaster in the state as far north as Muskegon and Saginaw. Source: United States Geological Survey
1968 : Gillian Anderson Born, Future Agent Dana Scully on TV
1968 : Gillian Anderson Born, Future Agent Dana Scully on TV
Aug 9 all-day
1968 : Gillian Anderson Born, Future Agent Dana Scully on TV
Gillian Anderson was born on August 9, 1968. Here are some facts about the actress: 1. Anderson was born in Chicago, and lived in the United Kingdom for a while before her family moved to … Continue reading "1968 : Gillian Anderson Born, Future Agent Dana Scully on TV"
1974 : Gerald Ford Becomes President
1974 : Gerald Ford Becomes President
Aug 9 all-day
1974 : Gerald Ford Becomes President
Gerald R. Ford, who had grown up in Grand Rapids and was educated at the University of Michigan, became the first vice president in American history to succeed to the nation’s highest office because of … Continue reading "1974 : Gerald Ford Becomes President"
2012 : Claressa Shields of Flint Wins Gold Medal in Boxing at Summer Olympics
2012 : Claressa Shields of Flint Wins Gold Medal in Boxing at Summer Olympics
Aug 9 all-day
2012 : Claressa Shields of Flint Wins Gold Medal in Boxing at Summer Olympics
American teenager Claressa Shields has won the inaugural women’s 75kg middleweight crown at London 2012. Shields, from Flint, Michigan, becomes the second youngest boxer ever to win Olympic gold. Fellow American John Fields was 16 … Continue reading "2012 : Claressa Shields of Flint Wins Gold Medal in Boxing at Summer Olympics"
2018 : Spartan Michigan Dairy Plant Announced in St. Johns
2018 : Spartan Michigan Dairy Plant Announced in St. Johns
Aug 9 all-day
Gov. Rick Snyder   rained praise on Michigan’s cows during an announcement of a new $425 million, 146-acre dairy processing facility in St. Johns. The partnership between Glanbia plc, Select Milk Producers Inc. and Dairy Farmers … Continue reading "2018 : Spartan Michigan Dairy Plant Announced in St. Johns"
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