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1824 : Annarbour Plat of Land Named for Wives
1824 : Annarbour Plat of Land Named for Wives
Feb 14 all-day
In about 1774, the Potawatomi founded two villages in the area of what is now Ann Arbor On February 14, 1824, John Allen and Elisha Rumsey staked their claim to what they called “Annarbour” and … Continue reading "1824 : Annarbour Plat of Land Named for Wives"
1853 : Detroit Board of Water Commissioners Created
1853 : Detroit Board of Water Commissioners Created
Feb 14 all-day
Following the establishment of the City of Detroit in 1701, the supply of drinking water in Detroit and its surroundings evolved from individuals collecting water daily from the river in leather buckets, to horse-driven pumps … Continue reading "1853 : Detroit Board of Water Commissioners Created"
1855 : Horatio Earle Born, Michigan’s First Highway Commissioner
1855 : Horatio Earle Born, Michigan’s First Highway Commissioner
Feb 14 all-day
1855 : Horatio Earle Born, Michigan's First Highway Commissioner
Before a mile of Michigan roadway was paved or a centerline painted, before Henry Ford rolled his first Model A off the assembly line, there was Horatio “Good Roads” Earle. At the turn of the … Continue reading "1855 : Horatio Earle Born, Michigan’s First Highway Commissioner"
1914 : Nancy Harkness Love Born; First Commander of the WASPS During WWII
1914 : Nancy Harkness Love Born; First Commander of the WASPS During WWII
Feb 14 all-day
1914 : Nancy Harkness Love Born; First Commander of the WASPS During WWII
On this day, Nancy Harkness Love of the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots was born in Houghton, Michigan. Overcoming great odds, she was instrumental in the opening of military aviation to women. After receiving her … Continue reading "1914 : Nancy Harkness Love Born; First Commander of the WASPS During WWII"
1933 : Governor Comstock Closes Michigan Banks
1933 : Governor Comstock Closes Michigan Banks
Feb 14 all-day
In the midst of the Great Depression, it appeared the Union Guardian Trust Company would default and that would lead to a rush on Michigan’s banks. After meeting with banking officials, Governor William A. Comstock … Continue reading "1933 : Governor Comstock Closes Michigan Banks"
1967 : Aretha Franklin Releases RESPECT
1967 : Aretha Franklin Releases RESPECT
Feb 14 all-day
On February 14, 1967, a little-known gospel singer from Detroit went into a New York City recording studio to try to jump-start her career. No one saw it coming, but the song Aretha Franklin laid … Continue reading "1967 : Aretha Franklin Releases RESPECT"
2002 : Dick Gregory Speaks at MSU
2002 : Dick Gregory Speaks at MSU
Feb 14 all-day
2002 : Dick Gregory Speaks at MSU
Dick Gregory, a leader in the United States Civil Rights movement, speaks at Michigan State University for the William G. Anderson Slavery to Freedom lecture series, Feb 14, 2002. Dick Gregory wikipedia entry
2013 : Official State Song Controversy
2013 : Official State Song Controversy
Feb 14 all-day
The Challenger: Rep. Frank Foster (R-Petoskey) introduced HB 4263 to make “Michigan Man,” by Mike Ridley of Iron River, the official state song. The Official “Michigan Man Music Video” by Mike Ridley. Mike Ridley has … Continue reading "2013 : Official State Song Controversy"
2015 : Poet Philip Levine Dies, Former Detroit Resident, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Poet Laureate of U.S.
2015 : Poet Philip Levine Dies, Former Detroit Resident, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Poet Laureate of U.S.
Feb 14 all-day
2015 : Poet Philip Levine Dies, Former Detroit Resident, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Poet Laureate of U.S.
Not all of Philip Levine’s poetry was about his hometown of Detroit, but a lot of it was. And as this son of Russian immigrants rose from the streets to win the Pulitzer Prize and … Continue reading "2015 : Poet Philip Levine Dies, Former Detroit Resident, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Poet Laureate of U.S."
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Like a Wolverine
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Like a Wolverine
Feb 14 all-day
Celebrate Valentine's Day Like a Wolverine
Here are five ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day like a true wolverine, courtesy of Michiganders Post, February 14, 2014. 1. Send theses guys to Grandpa and Grandma’s 2. Snuggle 3. Go for a romantic stroll … Continue reading "Celebrate Valentine’s Day Like a Wolverine"
Happy Valentine’s Day Cards from Yesteryear
Happy Valentine’s Day Cards from Yesteryear
Feb 14 all-day
Click here to see a Valentine’s Day Card from 1921. Click here for another Valentine’s Day Card from 1930. A few more from 1935 and 1937. A to my valentine card from Germany, no date … Continue reading "Happy Valentine’s Day Cards from Yesteryear"
Happy Valentine’s Day from the U.S. Department of Interior
Happy Valentine’s Day from the U.S. Department of Interior
Feb 14 all-day
Dear Friend, Last week we asked you to send us photos and videos of your engagements or weddings on America’s public lands and we have been blown away by your responses! Unfortunately we could not … Continue reading "Happy Valentine’s Day from the U.S. Department of Interior"
Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 all-day
Valentine's Day
Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day was not created by the greeting card companies. While no one knows for sure how this day became such a big holiday, there are several historical events that may … Continue reading "Valentine’s Day"
Valentine’s Day In Old Detroit (1842)
Valentine’s Day In Old Detroit (1842)
Feb 14 all-day
In 1842, young men in Detroit secretly delivered their valentines by hand, as the U.S. Postal Service had not yet set up shop in Detroit. Detroiter John Webb Chester recalled those days when he was … Continue reading "Valentine’s Day In Old Detroit (1842)"
1859 : Lansing, Michigan Incorporates As A City
1859 : Lansing, Michigan Incorporates As A City
Feb 15 all-day
A pair of New York speculators plotted and marketed a non-existent city known as “Biddle City”. The New Yorkers that bought into the idea arrive in Lansing to discover that the plots they had bought … Continue reading "1859 : Lansing, Michigan Incorporates As A City"
1898 : Battleship Maine Explodes, Claiming Michigander Lives
1898 : Battleship Maine Explodes, Claiming Michigander Lives
Feb 15 all-day
1898 : Battleship Maine Explodes, Claiming Michigander Lives
Bay City’s 33rd Regiment established the first Michigan National Guard’s hospital corps during the Spanish-American War, according to Prof. Jeremy Kilar. Fate intervened 119 years ago and took the life of a sailor from West … Continue reading "1898 : Battleship Maine Explodes, Claiming Michigander Lives"
1915 : Ionia Mayor and Future Governor Fred Green Pitches Idea for First Ionia Free Fair
1915 : Ionia Mayor and Future Governor Fred Green Pitches Idea for First Ionia Free Fair
Feb 15 all-day
The “free fair” project was launched at the Ionia Businessman’s “solidarity” meeting on February 15, 1915. At that time, Mayor Fred Green, who was to later become the Governor of Michigan, presented his plans for … Continue reading "1915 : Ionia Mayor and Future Governor Fred Green Pitches Idea for First Ionia Free Fair"
1921 : Red Scare Grips Michigan
1921 : Red Scare Grips Michigan
Feb 15 all-day
25 citizens of Michigan were deported to Russia during the first Red Scare of the 1920s. Source : Historical Society of Michigan For further reading, see Young J. Edgar : Hoover, the Red Scare, and … Continue reading "1921 : Red Scare Grips Michigan"
1926 : Dearborn Hosts First Contract Airmail Service in Country
1926 : Dearborn Hosts First Contract Airmail Service in Country
Feb 15 all-day
1926 : Dearborn Hosts First Contract Airmail Service in Country
On Feb. 15, 1926, the nation’s first contract airmail service began from Dearborn to Cleveland. Ford Motor Company’s Ford Air Transport provided the service, as well as a similar service from Dearborn to Chicago. Note … Continue reading "1926 : Dearborn Hosts First Contract Airmail Service in Country"
1935 : Astronaut Roger Bruce Chaffee Born
1935 : Astronaut Roger Bruce Chaffee Born
Feb 15 all-day
1935 : Astronaut Roger Bruce Chaffee Born
  Astronaut Roger Bruce Chaffee was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on this day. Chaffee graduated from high school in 1953 with his sights on an engineering career. In pursuit of this goal, he entered … Continue reading "1935 : Astronaut Roger Bruce Chaffee Born"
1819 : First Congressional Election Held in Michigan Territory
1819 : First Congressional Election Held in Michigan Territory
Feb 16 all-day
Residents in the Territory of Michigan voted in a congressional election for the first time electing William Woodbridge as a non-voting member of the US House of Representatives. William Woodbridge actually served from March 1819 … Continue reading "1819 : First Congressional Election Held in Michigan Territory"
1897 : Pere Marquette, First All-Steel Carferry, Makes First Run
1897 : Pere Marquette, First All-Steel Carferry, Makes First Run
Feb 16 all-day
1897 : Pere Marquette, First All-Steel Carferry, Makes First Run
The first all-steel railroad carferry, Pere Marquette 15, made its first crossing between Ludington and Manitowoc, Wisconsin on this day in 1897. The ferry, built by F.W. Wheeler & Company of Bay City, departed on … Continue reading "1897 : Pere Marquette, First All-Steel Carferry, Makes First Run"
1926 : Ski Jumpers Inaugerate Suicide Hill in Ishpeming
1926 : Ski Jumpers Inaugerate Suicide Hill in Ishpeming
Feb 16 all-day
1926 : Ski Jumpers Inaugerate Suicide Hill in Ishpeming
A Michigan tradition : ski jumpers launching themselves off of the jump at Suicide Hill or Suicide Bowl in Ishpeming. According to the Historical Society of Michigan, the first jump occurred on February 16, 1926. … Continue reading "1926 : Ski Jumpers Inaugerate Suicide Hill in Ishpeming"
1935 : Sonny Bono Born in Detroit
1935 : Sonny Bono Born in Detroit
Feb 16 all-day
1935 : Sonny Bono Born in Detroit
On February 16, 1935, Salvatore “Sonny” Bono of “Sonny and Cher” fame was born in Detroit to Italian immigrant parents. Bono’s “I Got You Babe,” released in 1965, one year after his marriage to Cherilyn … Continue reading "1935 : Sonny Bono Born in Detroit"
1972 : Jerome Bettis Born in Detroit
1972 : Jerome Bettis Born in Detroit
Feb 16 all-day
1972 : Jerome Bettis Born in Detroit
Jerome Bettis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. He is one of the most iconic running backs of the last 20 years, a hard-hitting throwback with one of the … Continue reading "1972 : Jerome Bettis Born in Detroit"
1974 : One Big Fish Story
1974 : One Big Fish Story
Feb 16 all-day
1974 : One Big Fish Story
On February 16, 1974, Joe Maka of Grand Haven speared the largest fish ever caught in Michigan waters — a 193-pound, 87 inch long sturgeon — at Mullett Lake in Cheboygan County. On the other … Continue reading "1974 : One Big Fish Story"
2018 : UP200 Dogsled Race (Date Varies)
2018 : UP200 Dogsled Race (Date Varies)
Feb 16 all-day
2018 : UP200 Dogsled Race (Date Varies)
February 16-18, 2018 February 15-17, 2009   The UP200 is one of the top 12-dog mid-distance races in the Midwest, as well as being an Iditarod qualifier. The UP200 trail covers 230 miles of challenging … Continue reading "2018 : UP200 Dogsled Race (Date Varies)"
2019 : Rare Lynx Spotted in Michigan
2019 : Rare Lynx Spotted in Michigan
Feb 16 all-day
2019 : Rare Lynx Spotted in Michigan
Hunter Soper, 16 from Lexington, MI caught this rare lynx walking through his front yard on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 9:30 am. His dog woke him by barking at the lynx that she spotted … Continue reading "2019 : Rare Lynx Spotted in Michigan"
1844 : Aaron Montgomery Ward Born, Founder of Montgomery Ward and Co.
1844 : Aaron Montgomery Ward Born, Founder of Montgomery Ward and Co.
Feb 17 all-day
1844 : Aaron Montgomery Ward Born, Founder of Montgomery Ward and Co.
Well Aaron Montgomery Ward was actually born in Chatham, New Jersey. However he moved to Niles, Michigan with his family in 1853. Though he only attended school through his 14th year, Monty learned much while … Continue reading "1844 : Aaron Montgomery Ward Born, Founder of Montgomery Ward and Co."
1864 : First Michigan Colored Infantry Mustered Into Service
1864 : First Michigan Colored Infantry Mustered Into Service
Feb 17 all-day
1864 : First Michigan Colored Infantry Mustered Into Service
On February 17, 1864, the First Michigan Michigan Colored Infantry was mustered into service during the Civil War and fought with distinction in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.. The unit was later renamed the 102nd … Continue reading "1864 : First Michigan Colored Infantry Mustered Into Service"
1918 : Michigan’s German and Austrian-Born Residents Face Possible Internment or Deportation
1918 : Michigan’s German and Austrian-Born Residents Face Possible Internment or Deportation
Feb 17 all-day
On February 17, 1918, the U.S. Department of Justice sent instructions to “war bureaus” throughout Michigan to arrest all German aliens who had failed to register. As a result, many of Michigan’s 80,000 German-born and … Continue reading "1918 : Michigan’s German and Austrian-Born Residents Face Possible Internment or Deportation"
1933 : Two Arrested in Lansing for Prohibition Violations
1933 : Two Arrested in Lansing for Prohibition Violations
Feb 17 all-day
February 17, 1933 Two men were held by police on charges of violating the state liquor law following raids here late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Police confiscated a small amount of home brew … Continue reading "1933 : Two Arrested in Lansing for Prohibition Violations"
2004 : MI Senate Forbids Breastfeeding in Front Seat of Car
2004 : MI Senate Forbids Breastfeeding in Front Seat of Car
Feb 17 all-day
Put your babies in the back seat! On February 17, 2014, the Michigan Senate passed (30-7) a bill forbidding mothers from breast-feeding their children in the front seat of a car. Source: MIRS Capitol Capsule Bulletin, … Continue reading "2004 : MI Senate Forbids Breastfeeding in Front Seat of Car"
2014 : Two University of Michigan Students, Davis and White, Win America’s First Gold Medal in Ice Dancing
2014 : Two University of Michigan Students, Davis and White, Win America’s First Gold Medal in Ice Dancing
Feb 17 all-day
2014 : Two University of Michigan Students, Davis and White, Win America's First Gold Medal in Ice Dancing
They grew up together in Oakland County, from the time they were nine years old, sharing childhood, adolescence and a passionate love for skating. After a journey of 17 years in which they held hands … Continue reading "2014 : Two University of Michigan Students, Davis and White, Win America’s First Gold Medal in Ice Dancing"
2015 : Judge Richard Enslen Dies, Remembered for Forcing MHSAA to Comply with Title IX
2015 : Judge Richard Enslen Dies, Remembered for Forcing MHSAA to Comply with Title IX
Feb 17 all-day
udge Richard Enslen died Feb. 17 at age 83. He is remembered for forcing the MHSAA to comply with Title IX, the federal law banning sex discrimination in school settings. Enslen’s rulings in the case … Continue reading "2015 : Judge Richard Enslen Dies, Remembered for Forcing MHSAA to Comply with Title IX"
2018 : 49th Spartan Stampede Rodeo Held, Selects First African-American Rodeo Queen
2018 : 49th Spartan Stampede Rodeo Held, Selects First African-American Rodeo Queen
Feb 17 all-day
2018 : 49th Spartan Stampede Rodeo Held, Selects First African-American Rodeo Queen
February 16-18, 2018 Michigan State sophomore, Khalilah Smith, rides around the school’s livestock pavilion during the 49th annual Spartan Stampede Sunday afternoon. Saturday, Smith was named the first African-American Rodeo Queen in MSU history. (Photo: Angela … Continue reading "2018 : 49th Spartan Stampede Rodeo Held, Selects First African-American Rodeo Queen"
2018 : Michigan State University Basketball Team Pulls Biggest Comeback in Big Ten History
2018 : Michigan State University Basketball Team Pulls Biggest Comeback in Big Ten History
Feb 17 all-day
Michigan State pulled off the biggest comeback in Big Ten history Saturday afternoon, erasing a 27-point deficit to pull off a 65-60 road win over Northwestern. The comeback also ranks as the fifth-largest in Division-I … Continue reading "2018 : Michigan State University Basketball Team Pulls Biggest Comeback in Big Ten History"
1815 : Treaty of Ghent Proclaimed, Ending War of 1812
1815 : Treaty of Ghent Proclaimed, Ending War of 1812
Feb 18 all-day
1815 : Treaty of Ghent Proclaimed, Ending War of 1812
On February 18, 1815, the Treaty of Ghent was officially proclaimed, ending the War of 1812, and officially returning Mackinac Island to the United States. Since news travelled slowly back then, the British garrison did … Continue reading "1815 : Treaty of Ghent Proclaimed, Ending War of 1812"
1842 : the Michigan Legislature Calls for Public School System in Detroit
1842 : the Michigan Legislature Calls for Public School System in Detroit
Feb 18 all-day
On February 18, 1842, the Michigan legislature approved the organization of a public school system in Detroit. Today they are still debating how to finance it! Source : Historical Society of Michigan.
1895 : George Gipp of Notre Dame Fame Was Born on the Keweenaw Peninsula
1895 : George Gipp of Notre Dame Fame Was Born on the Keweenaw Peninsula
Feb 18 all-day
1895 : George Gipp of Notre Dame Fame Was Born on the Keweenaw Peninsula
Born in Laurium, Michigan, on the Keweenaw Peninsula, George Gipp entered Notre Dame intending to play baseball for the Fighting Irish, but was recruited by Knute Rockne for the football team, despite having no experience … Continue reading "1895 : George Gipp of Notre Dame Fame Was Born on the Keweenaw Peninsula"
1977 : Troy Man Sets Record Balloon Flight from Michigan
1977 : Troy Man Sets Record Balloon Flight from Michigan
Feb 18 all-day
On February 18, 1977, Karl Thomas, a 28-year-old adventurer from Troy, landed his hot-air balloon on a remote island 15 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Fla., ending a record 18-day solo voyage across the United States. … Continue reading "1977 : Troy Man Sets Record Balloon Flight from Michigan"
2014 : Lauryn Williams of Detroit Wins Silver Medal; First Woman to Win Medals in Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games
2014 : Lauryn Williams of Detroit Wins Silver Medal; First Woman to Win Medals in Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games
Feb 18 all-day
2014 : Lauryn Williams of Detroit Wins Silver Medal; First Woman to Win Medals in Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games
Elana Meyers and brakeman Lauryn Williams — who spent a good part of her childhood in Detroit — win a silver medal in the two-person bobsled competition at the Winter Olympics. After 4 heats they … Continue reading "2014 : Lauryn Williams of Detroit Wins Silver Medal; First Woman to Win Medals in Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games"
1830 : Michigan’s First Temperance Organization Formed
1830 : Michigan’s First Temperance Organization Formed
Feb 19 all-day
On February 19, 1830, Michigan’s first temperance organization — the Detroit Society for the Suppression of Intemperance — was organized. Its first President was General Charles Larned, a veteran of both the Revolutionary War and … Continue reading "1830 : Michigan’s First Temperance Organization Formed"
1866 : First African-American Cookbook Published in Michigan
1866 : First African-American Cookbook Published in Michigan
Feb 19 all-day
1866 : First African-American Cookbook Published in Michigan
Malinda Russell never set out to make history. Her aim was to make a living. Little did she know that the self-published pamphlet she penned in Paw Paw would become the pivot point in reshaping … Continue reading "1866 : First African-American Cookbook Published in Michigan"
1896 : Detroit Metro Convention And Visitors Bureau Forms, First of Its Kind
1896 : Detroit Metro Convention And Visitors Bureau Forms, First of Its Kind
Feb 19 all-day
On February 19, 1896, the Detroit Convention and Businessmen’s League was formed. Now known as the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, it was the first organization of its kind in the world. See what … Continue reading "1896 : Detroit Metro Convention And Visitors Bureau Forms, First of Its Kind"
1940 : William “Smokey” Robinson Born in Detroit
1940 : William “Smokey” Robinson Born in Detroit
Feb 19 all-day
1940 : William “Smokey” Robinson Born in Detroit
As lead singer of the group Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Robinson performed hits like “The Tears of a Clown” and “The Tracks of My Tears.” As a producer and writer, he lent his skills … Continue reading "1940 : William “Smokey” Robinson Born in Detroit"
1943 : First War-Worker Dawn Show Debuts at Fox
1943 : First War-Worker Dawn Show Debuts at Fox
Feb 19 all-day
On February 19, 1943, the first “war-worker dawn show” had more than 9,000 war plant workers from the night shift attending its 2 a.m. show. Workers were encouraged to “come as you are” and enjoy … Continue reading "1943 : First War-Worker Dawn Show Debuts at Fox"
1955 : Jeff Daniels Born, Actor, Musician, Playright
1955 : Jeff Daniels Born, Actor, Musician, Playright
Feb 19 all-day
1955 : Jeff Daniels Born, Actor, Musician, Playright
Although Jeff Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia, he was raised in Chelsea, Michigan. A famous actor, musician, and playright, Daniels lives in Chelsea, Michigan where he opened the Purple Rose Theater. Some of his … Continue reading "1955 : Jeff Daniels Born, Actor, Musician, Playright"
1970 : Tigers’ Pitcher Denny McLain Suspended
1970 : Tigers’ Pitcher Denny McLain Suspended
Feb 19 all-day
1970 : Tigers' Pitcher Denny McLain Suspended
Professional baseball’s last 30-game winner, Denny McLain was the first major-league baseball player suspended since 1924. McLain was later sent to prison when found guilty of charges of racketeering. For more information, see “Detroit Tiger … Continue reading "1970 : Tigers’ Pitcher Denny McLain Suspended"
1976 : Gerald Ford Issues Proclamation 4417, An American Promise
1976 : Gerald Ford Issues Proclamation 4417, An American Promise
Feb 19 all-day
On February 19, 1976, President Gerald Ford signed the proclamation “An American Promise.” It formally announced the termination Executive Order 9066, the measure that had resulted in the uprooting of Japanese Americans and their detainment … Continue reading "1976 : Gerald Ford Issues Proclamation 4417, An American Promise"
2015 : Angela Davis Visits University of Michigan-Flint
2015 : Angela Davis Visits University of Michigan-Flint
Feb 19 all-day
2015 : Angela Davis Visits University of Michigan-Flint
With the prison-industrial complex, racism, police brutality, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim discrimination, and more on the table, Angela Davis didn’t leave any activist’s stone unturned during her visit to Flint on Thursday. The iconic civil rights … Continue reading "2015 : Angela Davis Visits University of Michigan-Flint"
2021 : President Biden Visits Pfizer Facilities in Portage, MI
2021 : President Biden Visits Pfizer Facilities in Portage, MI
Feb 19 all-day
2021 : President Biden Visits Pfizer Facilities in Portage, MI
President Biden is in Portage, Michigan, where he is visiting one of the three manufacturing plants where Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is produced, according the White House.  Governor Whitmer accompanied him on the tour. The President … Continue reading "2021 : President Biden Visits Pfizer Facilities in Portage, MI"
1908 : Lansing’s Porter Hack and Livery Burns
1908 : Lansing’s Porter Hack and Livery Burns
Feb 20 all-day
1908 : Lansing's Porter Hack and Livery Burns
A Porter coach at the front of the Union Depot, which would later be converted into Clara’s Restaurant. Back in the day when you arrived by train, you would have taken a horse-drawn coach from … Continue reading "1908 : Lansing’s Porter Hack and Livery Burns"
1909 : Hudson Motor Car Company Organized
1909 : Hudson Motor Car Company Organized
Feb 20 all-day
1909 : Hudson Motor Car Company Organized
By 1909 it was obvious that the automobile was not just a passing fad, nor was it a toy for the wealthy. In Detroit, Michigan, a group of eight businessmen organized a new company to … Continue reading "1909 : Hudson Motor Car Company Organized"
1929 : Michigan Governor Fred Green Participates in the First Aviation Junket in State History
1929 : Michigan Governor Fred Green Participates in the First Aviation Junket in State History
Feb 20 all-day
1929 : Michigan Governor Fred Green Participates in the First Aviation Junket in State History
Michigan Governor Fred W. Green and 15 other state officials flew from Lansing to Kalamazoo for a conference — the first aviation junket in state history. More About Governor Green Clearly one of Michigan’s “Good … Continue reading "1929 : Michigan Governor Fred Green Participates in the First Aviation Junket in State History"
1962 : MSU Kellogg Center Crowd Watches America’s First Astronaut To Circle Earth
1962 : MSU Kellogg Center Crowd Watches America’s First Astronaut To Circle Earth
Feb 20 all-day
  About five minutes previous to blast off time Tuesday, some 150 students, professors, visitors and workmen crowded into the lobby of Kellogg center to watch Astronaut John Glenn rocket into history. Viewers sat on … Continue reading "1962 : MSU Kellogg Center Crowd Watches America’s First Astronaut To Circle Earth"
1992 : Dick York Dies, Actor
1992 : Dick York Dies, Actor
Feb 20 all-day
1992 : Dick York Dies, Actor
Richard Allen “Dick” York (September 4, 1928 – February 20, 1992) was an American actor. He is best remembered as  Darrin Stephens on “Bewitched,” the mortal husband of wife Samantha Stephens. Dick was a beloved … Continue reading "1992 : Dick York Dies, Actor"
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