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1910 : Detroiters Catch Their First Glimpse of An Airplane
1910 : Detroiters Catch Their First Glimpse of An Airplane
Jul 14 all-day
1910 : Detroiters Catch Their First Glimpse of An Airplane
Detroiters caught their first glimpse of an airplane on July 14, 1910, seven years after Orville Wright’s historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Arch Hoxsey soared and swooped over the State Fairgrounds in his biplane, prompting … Continue reading "1910 : Detroiters Catch Their First Glimpse of An Airplane"
1913 : President Gerald Ford Born
1913 : President Gerald Ford Born
Jul 14 all-day
Gerald Rudolph “Jerry” Ford, Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President … Continue reading "1913 : President Gerald Ford Born"
1968: Bars Can Resume Serving Liquor on Sundays
1968: Bars Can Resume Serving Liquor on Sundays
Jul 14 all-day
On July 14, 1968, for the first time in more than 50 years, bars were able to legally serve liquor on Sunday. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1975 : Gov. William Millken Signs Bill Defining Death
1975 : Gov. William Millken Signs Bill Defining Death
Jul 14 all-day
On July 14, 1975, with little fanfare, Gov. William G. Millikin signed a law that stipulated that death has occurred in Michigan when no brain waves show on encephalgraphs taken twice within a 24-hour period. … Continue reading "1975 : Gov. William Millken Signs Bill Defining Death"
1975 : Time Publishes Expose on Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Swainson
1975 : Time Publishes Expose on Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Swainson
Jul 14 all-day
1975 : Time Publishes Expose on Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Swainson
On July 14, 1975, Time magazine published an article on Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Swainson being convicted of perjury over his testimony to a grand jury on a case in which he was accused … Continue reading "1975 : Time Publishes Expose on Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Swainson"
1980 : Detroit Hosts Republican National Convention
1980 : Detroit Hosts Republican National Convention
Jul 14 all-day
1980 : Detroit Hosts Republican National Convention
July 14-17, 1980   Detroit put on a grand old party when it hosted the Republican National Convention 30 years ago this month. From July 14 until July 17, 1980, Joe Louis Arena was packed … Continue reading "1980 : Detroit Hosts Republican National Convention"
2018 : Statue of Betty Ford Dedicated at Gerald Ford Museum
2018 : Statue of Betty Ford Dedicated at Gerald Ford Museum
Jul 14 all-day
On what would have been President Ford’s 105th birthday , a statue of First Lady Betty Ford is unveiled at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Saturday, July 14, 2018. … Continue reading "2018 : Statue of Betty Ford Dedicated at Gerald Ford Museum"
2021 : Chevy Commons State Park in Flint Announced
2021 : Chevy Commons State Park in Flint Announced
Jul 14 all-day
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday announced plans to create a new $26.2 million  state park in the city of Flint using federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The governor said this would be the first state park … Continue reading "2021 : Chevy Commons State Park in Flint Announced"
2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)
2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)
Jul 14 all-day
Breaking News: The Faster Horses country music festival will mark its 10th anniversary this summer with a three-day lineup topped by Luke Bryan, Shania Twain and Zac Brown Band, organizers announced Wednesday. Those three heavyweight performers … Continue reading "2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)"
President Gerald Ford Day
President Gerald Ford Day
Jul 14 all-day
In honor of the only President from Michigan, the Michigan Legislature passed the following legislation (MCL 435.302): ec. 2.  (1) The legislature recognizes the exceptional contributions to American life, history, and leadership made by Gerald R. … Continue reading "President Gerald Ford Day"
2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)
2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)
Jul 15 all-day
Breaking News: The Faster Horses country music festival will mark its 10th anniversary this summer with a three-day lineup topped by Luke Bryan, Shania Twain and Zac Brown Band, organizers announced Wednesday. Those three heavyweight performers … Continue reading "2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)"
1796 : Wayne County Established
1796 : Wayne County Established
Jul 15 all-day
The first county in Michigan is named for American General Anthony Wayne, who defeated the English and their Indian allies at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in Northern Ohio on August 20, 1794, ending British … Continue reading "1796 : Wayne County Established"
1862 : Detroit Draft Riot
1862 : Detroit Draft Riot
Jul 15 all-day
A rally held in Detroit following Lincoln’s call for 300,000 more volunteers was broken up by hecklers and rowdies. Source : Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State by Willis Frederick Dunbar. Also available in … Continue reading "1862 : Detroit Draft Riot"
1917 : Camp Custer Construction Begins
1917 : Camp Custer Construction Begins
Jul 15 all-day
1917 : Camp Custer Construction Begins
Note: Aerial photo of Camp Custer, 1917. Men arrived – 8,000 strong, from across the Midwest. They came carrying their own hammers and saws for the immense construction undertaking. It was hot, dusty, strenuous work, … Continue reading "1917 : Camp Custer Construction Begins"
1929 : Livingston County Can’t Prohibit Women in Suits from Riding in Cars
1929 : Livingston County Can’t Prohibit Women in Suits from Riding in Cars
Jul 15 all-day
On July 15, 1929, Attorney General Wilbur M. Brucker ruled that, since control over highways was vested in the state highway commission, Livingston County did not have the authority to prohibit women in suits from … Continue reading "1929 : Livingston County Can’t Prohibit Women in Suits from Riding in Cars"
1936 : First Passenger Train Begins Service Between Detroit and Cleveland
1936 : First Passenger Train Begins Service Between Detroit and Cleveland
Jul 15 all-day
1936 : First Passenger Train Begins Service Between Detroit and Cleveland
On July 15, 1936, the Mercury, Michigan’s first streamlined passenger train began service on the New York Central System between Detroit and Cleveland. By November 1938, the Mercury was also operating between Detroit and Chicago. … Continue reading "1936 : First Passenger Train Begins Service Between Detroit and Cleveland"
1940 : World’s Tallest Man Dies in Manistee
1940 : World’s Tallest Man Dies in Manistee
Jul 15 all-day
On July 15, 1940, Robert Pershing Wadlow, the world’s tallest man at 8-foot-11 died in Manistee. His death at age 22 came after Wadlow suffered a blister from his leg braces that caused a deadly … Continue reading "1940 : World’s Tallest Man Dies in Manistee"
1975 : Women Don’t Have To Take Husband’s Last Name
1975 : Women Don’t Have To Take Husband’s Last Name
Jul 15 all-day
On July 15, 1975, Attorney General Frank Kelley ruled that when a woman married she did not have to adopt her husband’s last name. Source : Historical Society of Michigan Michigan History Calendar
2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)
2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)
Jul 16 all-day
Breaking News: The Faster Horses country music festival will mark its 10th anniversary this summer with a three-day lineup topped by Luke Bryan, Shania Twain and Zac Brown Band, organizers announced Wednesday. Those three heavyweight performers … Continue reading "2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)"
1812 : British Capture Mackinac Island
1812 : British Capture Mackinac Island
Jul 16 all-day
1812 : British Capture Mackinac Island
July 16-17, 1812 British soldiers stand around the British Landing cannon this morning. It was the 200th anniversary of the British landing in the dark of night July 16, 1812, for their surprise attack on … Continue reading "1812 : British Capture Mackinac Island"
1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody Brings His Wild West Show to Saginaw
1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody Brings His Wild West Show to Saginaw
Jul 16 all-day
1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody Brings His Wild West Show to Saginaw
On July 16, 1898, Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show came to Saginaw, including 650 cowboys, Indians, Cossacks, and Bengal lancers, all performing unbelievable stunts. A well-known scout for the army and a buffalo hunter … Continue reading "1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody Brings His Wild West Show to Saginaw"
1909 : Tigers Battle Senators In American League’s Longest Scoreless Game
1909 : Tigers Battle Senators In American League’s Longest Scoreless Game
Jul 16 all-day
On July 16, 1909, at Detroit, the Tigers and Senators battled for 18 scoreless innings before darkness called a halt to the longest scoreless game in American League history. Source: Mich-again’s Day
1777 : Henry Hamilton Unleashes War Parties Against Kentucky
1777 : Henry Hamilton Unleashes War Parties Against Kentucky
Jul 17 all-day
On July 17, 1777 Lieutenant Governor and Superintendent of Indian Affairs Henry Hamilton stationed at Fort Detroit sent 15 war parties into Kentucky to attack frontier settlements to halt the spread of settlers from the United … Continue reading "1777 : Henry Hamilton Unleashes War Parties Against Kentucky"
1812 : British Capture Fort Mackinac
1812 : British Capture Fort Mackinac
Jul 17 all-day
On July 17, 1812, a combined force of British, Canadian, and Native American soldiers captured Fort Mackinac from a small, unsuspecting American garrison. The fall of Mackinac, one of the first engagements of the War … Continue reading "1812 : British Capture Fort Mackinac"
1812 : Sloop Friends Good Will Seized By British
1812 : Sloop Friends Good Will Seized By British
Jul 17 all-day
1812 : Sloop Friends Good Will Seized By British
Oliver Williams was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, a village near Boston, in 1774. Undoubtedly, he grew up aware of, and hearing stories about, the birth of his young nation. Oliver Williams later saw opportunity in … Continue reading "1812 : Sloop Friends Good Will Seized By British"
1983 : Michigan Panthers Win United States Football League’s First Championship
1983 : Michigan Panthers Win United States Football League’s First Championship
Jul 17 all-day
1983 : Michigan Panthers Win United States Football League's First Championship
The Michigan Panthers won the United States Football League’s first championship on this day, beating the Philadelphia Stars 24-22 in Denver. Sources : Michigan History, July/August 2015, p. 6. Michigan Panthers wikipedia entry
1997 : Governor Engler Signs Michigan Gaming and Revenue Act
1997 : Governor Engler Signs Michigan Gaming and Revenue Act
Jul 17 all-day
A multitude of losing hands and stingy slots created a mountain of cash from Detroit’s casinos since they were legalized 20 years ago today. The city’s three casinos contributed roughly $4.6 billion in state and city taxes … Continue reading "1997 : Governor Engler Signs Michigan Gaming and Revenue Act"
2007 : Fred Trost Dies
2007 : Fred Trost Dies
Jul 17 all-day
  First Episode of Michigan Outdoors, Hosted by Fred Trost, November 5, 1981 If you loved hunting and fishing, then Fred Trost was your guide. Every Thursday night for decades, Trost hosted Michigan Outdoors (and … Continue reading "2007 : Fred Trost Dies"
2013: Rev. Lyman Parks Sr. Statue Dedicated
2013: Rev. Lyman Parks Sr. Statue Dedicated
Jul 17 all-day
2013: Rev. Lyman Parks Sr. Statue Dedicated
Standing aside a veiled statue out front of Grand Rapids City Hall, Lyman Parks, Jr. lauded his father as a family man who loved his immediate family, his extended family and his church family. And … Continue reading "2013: Rev. Lyman Parks Sr. Statue Dedicated"
2018 : Gordie Howe International Bridge Groundbreaking
2018 : Gordie Howe International Bridge Groundbreaking
Jul 17 all-day
A groundbreaking for the advance construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was held Tuesday, July 17, 2018,  in southwest Detroit. U.S. and Canadian officials touted the friendship between the two countries while acknowledging the … Continue reading "2018 : Gordie Howe International Bridge Groundbreaking"
2020 : Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Government Home Equity Theft
2020 : Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Government Home Equity Theft
Jul 17 all-day
“[G]overnment shall not collect more in taxes than are owed, nor shall it take more property than is necessary to serve the public[.]” With these words, the Michigan Supreme Court on Friday confirmed what Uri … Continue reading "2020 : Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Government Home Equity Theft"
1863 : Second Battle of Fort Wagner Claims Michigan Lives
1863 : Second Battle of Fort Wagner Claims Michigan Lives
Jul 18 all-day
1863 : Second Battle of Fort Wagner Claims Michigan Lives
54th Massachusetts Regiment charging towards Fort Wagner, lithograph by Kurz and Allison, 1890 The 54th Massachusetts, an infantry regiment composed of African-American soldiers led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, led the second Union attack on … Continue reading "1863 : Second Battle of Fort Wagner Claims Michigan Lives"
1885 : Harbor Beach Lighthouse Begins Operations
1885 : Harbor Beach Lighthouse Begins Operations
Jul 18 all-day
1885 : Harbor Beach Lighthouse Begins Operations
The Harbor Beach Lighthouse, sixty miles north of the mouth of the St. Clair River, was built and placed into service in 1885 to mark the entrance to the largest man-made freshwater harbor in the … Continue reading "1885 : Harbor Beach Lighthouse Begins Operations"
1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody’s Troop Comes to Manistee
1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody’s Troop Comes to Manistee
Jul 18 all-day
1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody's Troop Comes to Manistee
William F. Cody, later nicknamed Buffalo Bill, was born in February 1846 in the Iowa Territory. Growing up he became employed by the Pony Express and later fought in the Civil War. After the war … Continue reading "1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody’s Troop Comes to Manistee"
1921 : Michigan Inmates Design Escape-Proof Cellblock
1921 : Michigan Inmates Design Escape-Proof Cellblock
Jul 18 all-day
On July 18, 1921, inmates who had attempted ingenious or daring escapes began designing a new $80,000 escape-proof cellblock at the Marquette prison. In exchange for reductions in their sentences, the escape artists prepared almost … Continue reading "1921 : Michigan Inmates Design Escape-Proof Cellblock"
1938: Ferry Service Between Detroit and Windsor Ends
1938: Ferry Service Between Detroit and Windsor Ends
Jul 18 all-day
1938: Ferry Service Between Detroit and Windsor Ends
  The romantic era of a leisurely ferry ride across the half-mile wide Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor ended when the two ferries, running the route, the La Salle and Cadillac, ceased operations. Mostly … Continue reading "1938: Ferry Service Between Detroit and Windsor Ends"
1980 : Kristen Bell, Actress, Born
1980 : Kristen Bell, Actress, Born
Jul 18 all-day
1980 : Kristen Bell, Actress, Born
Kristen Bell poses with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Actress Kristen Anne Bell  was born July 18, 1980 in Huntington Woods and  lived near the Detroit Zoo.  She went to Shrine Catholic … Continue reading "1980 : Kristen Bell, Actress, Born"
2013 : Detroit Files for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
2013 : Detroit Files for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
Jul 18 all-day
2013 : Detroit Files for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
The city of Detroit, Michigan, filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on July 18, 2013. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history by debt, estimated at $18–20 billion, exceeding Jefferson County, Alabama’s $4-billion … Continue reading "2013 : Detroit Files for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy"
2016 : Jeffrey Montgomery, LGBT Crusader, Dies
2016 : Jeffrey Montgomery, LGBT Crusader, Dies
Jul 18 all-day
Jeffrey Montgomery, founder of the Triangle Foundation and one of the most recognized voices for LGBT rights in Michigan, never set out to be a gay rights leader, his brother said. But the direction of … Continue reading "2016 : Jeffrey Montgomery, LGBT Crusader, Dies"
2018 : Larry Nassar Survivors Receive ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award
2018 : Larry Nassar Survivors Receive ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Jul 18 all-day
Hundreds of young women and girls sexually abused by former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award by ESPN on Wednesday. In a dramatic walk to the stage, 140 women and girls, including Olympic … Continue reading "2018 : Larry Nassar Survivors Receive ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award"
2023 : Public Universities Can Now Sell Alcohol at College Football, Basketball, and Hockey Games
2023 : Public Universities Can Now Sell Alcohol at College Football, Basketball, and Hockey Games
Jul 18 all-day
Athletic departments at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan now can catch up to their Big Ten colleagues, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill Tuesday evening allowing public universities in Michigan to sell alcohol at … Continue reading "2023 : Public Universities Can Now Sell Alcohol at College Football, Basketball, and Hockey Games"
1838 : Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Project Begins
1838 : Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Project Begins
Jul 19 all-day
1838 : Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Project Begins
When Michigan was granted statehood in 1837, “boy governor” Stevens T. Mason (then 26) had a vision: develop a system of canals and railroads to boost the economy. The railroads eventually got built. The canals? … Continue reading "1838 : Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Project Begins"
1909 : Neal Ball’s Unassisted Triple Play Makes MLB History
1909 : Neal Ball’s Unassisted Triple Play Makes MLB History
Jul 19 all-day
1909 : Neal Ball's Unassisted Triple Play Makes MLB History
The unassisted triple play is one of the rarest fabulous feats in Major League baseball. It has been accomplished only fifteen times in history and  is a legacy that will follow each and every player … Continue reading "1909 : Neal Ball’s Unassisted Triple Play Makes MLB History"
1949 : Former Michigan Governor Frank Murphy Dies
1949 : Former Michigan Governor Frank Murphy Dies
Jul 19 all-day
On July 19, 1949, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy died at the age of 59. Over his career in public life, he served as a Judge of Detroit Recorders Court, Mayor of Detroit, Governor … Continue reading "1949 : Former Michigan Governor Frank Murphy Dies"
2005 : Cold Pills Now Require ID in Michigan
2005 : Cold Pills Now Require ID in Michigan
Jul 19 all-day
On July 19th Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed a law requiring customers to show photo identification before buying some cold and flu medicines. It is aimed at restricting pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, the key ingredient for making … Continue reading "2005 : Cold Pills Now Require ID in Michigan"
1907 : Michigan’s Deadliest Train Crash
1907 : Michigan’s Deadliest Train Crash
Jul 20 all-day
More than 30 people were killed when an 11-car Pere Marquette train slammed into a seven-car freight train in Northville Township shortly after 9 a.m. Most of the approximately 650 people aboard the Pere Marquette … Continue reading "1907 : Michigan’s Deadliest Train Crash"
1910: Michigan-Born Doctor Boards Ship To Escape Manhunt in England
1910: Michigan-Born Doctor Boards Ship To Escape Manhunt in England
Jul 20 all-day
Hawley Crippen, a Michigan-born homeopathic doctor who became the first criminal caught using wireless telegraph, boarded a ship to escape the manhunt for him in England, on July 20, 1910. He was accused of poisoning … Continue reading "1910: Michigan-Born Doctor Boards Ship To Escape Manhunt in England"
1948 : First Transatlantic Flight of U.S. Aircraft Originates from Selfridge Air Force Base
1948 : First Transatlantic Flight of U.S. Aircraft Originates from Selfridge Air Force Base
Jul 20 all-day
A new website, produced by the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, offers history and heritage highlights from the nearly 100 years of aviation at the base. Included is a report on the … Continue reading "1948 : First Transatlantic Flight of U.S. Aircraft Originates from Selfridge Air Force Base"
1977 : Michigan Hunters Required to Wear Fluorescent Orange Vest, Jackets, or Caps
1977 : Michigan Hunters Required to Wear Fluorescent Orange Vest, Jackets, or Caps
Jul 20 all-day
On July 20, 1977, Gov. William Milliken signed a law making it mandatory for wild game or bird hunters to wear fluorescent orange vests, jackets or caps. Source: Mich-again’s Day
1993 : Michigan Legislature Approves Proposal A
1993 : Michigan Legislature Approves Proposal A
Jul 20 all-day
A Napkin That Changed History Saturday, July 20, marks the anniversary of the evening session of the Senate that stunned the state when the chamber voted overwhelmingly to eliminate all property taxes for education – … Continue reading "1993 : Michigan Legislature Approves Proposal A"
2013 : Camp Grayling Celebrates 100th Anniversary
2013 : Camp Grayling Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Jul 20 all-day
2013 : Camp Grayling Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Founded in 1913 on a land grant from Grayling lumber baron Rasmus Hanson to the State of Michigan for the purpose of military training – Camp Grayling now spans 147,000 acres in Crawford, Kalkaska, and … Continue reading "2013 : Camp Grayling Celebrates 100th Anniversary"
2013 : Wayne State Grad Helen Thomas Dies
2013 : Wayne State Grad Helen Thomas Dies
Jul 20 all-day
Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents — often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions, and … Continue reading "2013 : Wayne State Grad Helen Thomas Dies"
2018 : Grand Rapids Public Museum / Anniversary of Apollo Landing on the Moon
2018 : Grand Rapids Public Museum / Anniversary of Apollo Landing on the Moon
Jul 20 all-day
2018 : Grand Rapids Public Museum / Anniversary of Apollo Landing on the Moon
July 20th just happens to be the anniversary of our first steps on the moon (July 20, 1969).   To commemorate the occasion, and tie it to Michigan, the Mix 95.7 Grand Rapids  provides the following … Continue reading "2018 : Grand Rapids Public Museum / Anniversary of Apollo Landing on the Moon"
2018 : Sault Ste. Marie Celebrates 350th Anniversary
2018 : Sault Ste. Marie Celebrates 350th Anniversary
Jul 20 all-day
2018 : Sault Ste. Marie Celebrates 350th Anniversary
Sault Ste. Marie 350th Anniversary Festival July 20-27, 2018 Michigan’s first city, Sault Ste. Marie,  will be celebrating its Semiseptcentennial anniversary with a week-long festival filled with history, games, kids zone, music, entertainment, and food.
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