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1679 : First European Outpost in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula
1679 : First European Outpost in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula
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Robert Cavalier de la Salle built a fort at the mouth of the St. Joseph River near St. Joseph. It was the first European outpost in the Lower Peninsula. Source : Historical Society of Michigan
1815 : Michigan Territorial Legislature Passes Law Regarding Non-White Population
1815 : Michigan Territorial Legislature Passes Law Regarding Non-White Population
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On November 1, 1815, the Michigan Territorial legislature passed an act that decreed that Negro, Indian, and mulatto slaves would be given corporal punishment rather than go to jail for non-capital offenses. Source : Historical … Continue reading "1815 : Michigan Territorial Legislature Passes Law Regarding Non-White Population"
1916 : Edsel Ford and Eleanor Lowthian Clay Marry
1916 : Edsel Ford and Eleanor Lowthian Clay Marry
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1916 : Edsel Ford and Eleanor Lowthian Clay Marry
Photograph courtesy of the  Edsel & Eleanor Ford House His father was one of the wealthiest men in America, a Detroit icon and entrepreneur. But when Edsel Ford, Henry Ford’s only child, married Eleanor Lowthian … Continue reading "1916 : Edsel Ford and Eleanor Lowthian Clay Marry"
1918 : Harold A. Furlong Wins Congressional Medal of Honor
1918 : Harold A. Furlong Wins Congressional Medal of Honor
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1918 : Harold A. Furlong Wins Congressional Medal of Honor
Congressional Medal of Honor citation : Harold A. Furlong, 1st Lieutenant, 33rd Infantry, 89th Division.  For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy near Bois-de-Bantheville, France, November 1, … Continue reading "1918 : Harold A. Furlong Wins Congressional Medal of Honor"
1923 : Belle Isle Bridge Reopens
1923 : Belle Isle Bridge Reopens
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1923 : Belle Isle Bridge Reopens
On November 1, 1923, the current bridge to Belle Isle in Detroit was opened, replacing an earlier wooden structure that burned in 1915. It cost $2.64 million to build, the equivalent $35.8 million today, when … Continue reading "1923 : Belle Isle Bridge Reopens"
1930 : Detroit Windsor Tunnel Dedicated
1930 : Detroit Windsor Tunnel Dedicated
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Did you know that the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is the only existing sub aqueous international automobile border crossing? That means it is the only underwater-tunnel for automobiles that cross International borders in the entire world! As … Continue reading "1930 : Detroit Windsor Tunnel Dedicated"
1957 : Mackinac Bridge Opens to Traffic
1957 : Mackinac Bridge Opens to Traffic
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1957 : Mackinac Bridge Opens to Traffic
G. Mennon Williams, Michigan’s governor at the time, was the first paying customer to cross the Mackinac Bridge on this day in 1957. By connecting the two peninsulas, the new bridge put an end to … Continue reading "1957 : Mackinac Bridge Opens to Traffic"
1966 : New Christmas Stamp Released in Christmas, Michigan
1966 : New Christmas Stamp Released in Christmas, Michigan
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On November 1, 1966, the U.S. Post Office issued a five-cent multicolored Christmas stamp featuring a Madonna and child in Christmas, Michigan. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1973 : I-75 Completed in Michigan
1973 : I-75 Completed in Michigan
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1973 : I-75 Completed in Michigan
Interstate 75 The state’s longest expressway, I-75 from the Ohio border near Toledo to Sault Ste. Marie (395 miles) was formally completed. Source: Interstate 75 in Michigan Wikipedia Entry.
1974 : No More Red Man Chewing Tobacco Ads on Barns
1974 : No More Red Man Chewing Tobacco Ads on Barns
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1974 : No More Red Man Chewing Tobacco Ads on Barns
On this day in 1974, it became illegal to paint advertising on barns in Michigan. The state paid to have 47 barns, most with tobacco ads, repainted. Source : Historical Society of Michigan
1979 : License Plate Renewal Mandated on Birthdays
1979 : License Plate Renewal Mandated on Birthdays
Nov 1 all-day
A new law went into effect requiring auto owners to renew their license plates on their birthday.
2014 : President Obama Visiting Wayne State University To Support Democratic Candidates
2014 : President Obama Visiting Wayne State University To Support Democratic Candidates
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President Barack Obama will speak in Detroit tonight to an expected crowd of 5,000 people at Wayne State University — marking his first visit to the Motor City in three years. Obama will speak at … Continue reading "2014 : President Obama Visiting Wayne State University To Support Democratic Candidates"
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