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1845 : German Lutherans Settle in Frankenmuth
1845 : German Lutherans Settle in Frankenmuth
Aug 18 all-day
1845 : German Lutherans Settle in Frankenmuth
The emigrants departed from Nuernberg on April 5, 1845 and traveled by foot, wagons, and trains to Bremerhafen, where they bought the provisions for their voyage. On April 20 they boarded the CAROLINE, where four … Continue reading "1845 : German Lutherans Settle in Frankenmuth"
1904: Belle Isle Aquarium Opens for First Time
1904: Belle Isle Aquarium Opens for First Time
Aug 18 all-day
1904: Belle Isle Aquarium Opens for First Time
The Belle Isle Aquarium was designed by famed Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, and opened on August 18, 1904. It is the oldest aquarium in the country and has served the Detroit community as a beloved attraction … Continue reading "1904: Belle Isle Aquarium Opens for First Time"
1922 : WKAR, Michigan’s First Public Radio Educational Station
1922 : WKAR, Michigan’s First Public Radio Educational Station
Aug 18 all-day
WKAR is a National Public Radio member station in East Lansing, Michigan; broadcasting at 870 kHz. It is owned by Michigan State University, and carries news and talk shows from NPR. It is part of … Continue reading "1922 : WKAR, Michigan’s First Public Radio Educational Station"
1926 : Traverse City Cherry Pie Gains National Exposure
1926 : Traverse City Cherry Pie Gains National Exposure
Aug 18 all-day
On Aug. 18, 1926, a giant Traverse City cherry pie on President Calvin Coolidge’s dinner table brought great attention to the region’s pastry. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reported that the pie was shipped to Coolidge … Continue reading "1926 : Traverse City Cherry Pie Gains National Exposure"
1933 : Baby Face Nelson Robs First Bank in Grand Haven, Michigan
1933 : Baby Face Nelson Robs First Bank in Grand Haven, Michigan
Aug 18 all-day
1933 : Baby Face Nelson Robs First Bank in Grand Haven, Michigan
The man who became Baby Face Nelson was born Lester Joseph Gillis in Chicago in 1908. He began his criminal career early, being sentenced to juvenile detention at least three times before embarking on more … Continue reading "1933 : Baby Face Nelson Robs First Bank in Grand Haven, Michigan"
1940 : Walter Percy Chrysler Dies, Founder of the Chrysler Corporation
1940 : Walter Percy Chrysler Dies, Founder of the Chrysler Corporation
Aug 18 all-day
1940 : Walter Percy Chrysler Dies, Founder of the Chrysler Corporation
Walter Percy Chrysler, the founder of the American automotive corporation that bears his name, dies on this day in 1940 at his estate in Great Neck, New York, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. He was … Continue reading "1940 : Walter Percy Chrysler Dies, Founder of the Chrysler Corporation"
1941 : Congressman John Dingell Proposes Putting Japanese Americans in Internment Camps
1941 : Congressman John Dingell Proposes Putting Japanese Americans in Internment Camps
Aug 18 all-day
On August 18, 1941, Congressman John Dingell of Michigan sent a letter to President Roosevelt. He had an idea which might cause Japanese officials to change their minds about Asian conquests. What if the United … Continue reading "1941 : Congressman John Dingell Proposes Putting Japanese Americans in Internment Camps"
1967 : Jack Hall, 1st African American Michigan State Trooper
1967 : Jack Hall, 1st African American Michigan State Trooper
Aug 18 all-day
1967 : Jack Hall, 1st African American Michigan State Trooper
Jack Hall became the first African-American Michigan State Police trooper when he was sworn in on Aug. 18, 1967. The Benton Township patrolman had tried to enlist before, but the white recruiter in Paw Paw … Continue reading "1967 : Jack Hall, 1st African American Michigan State Trooper"
2014 : WMU Stryker School of Medicine Welcomes Inaugural Class
2014 : WMU Stryker School of Medicine Welcomes Inaugural Class
Aug 18 all-day
The nation’s newest medical school, the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, welcomed its inaugural class of 54 students Aug. 18, and it includes three WMU graduates who took advantage of WMU’s preferred … Continue reading "2014 : WMU Stryker School of Medicine Welcomes Inaugural Class"
2016 : Marquette’s Helen Maroulis Becomes 1st U.S. Woman With Wrestling Gold
2016 : Marquette’s Helen Maroulis Becomes 1st U.S. Woman With Wrestling Gold
Aug 18 all-day
2016 : Marquette’s Helen Maroulis Becomes 1st U.S. Woman With Wrestling Gold
After winning the Olympic gold medal — the first for the U.S. in women’s wrestling — Helen Maroulis dropped her head to the mat. As the referee lifted her hand in victory, Maroulis covered her … Continue reading "2016 : Marquette’s Helen Maroulis Becomes 1st U.S. Woman With Wrestling Gold"
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