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1863 : 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment Suffers 73% Casualties on Gettysburg’s 1st Day, Including One Spartan
1863 : 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment Suffers 73% Casualties on Gettysburg’s 1st Day, Including One Spartan
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1863 : 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment Suffers 73% Casualties on Gettysburg's 1st Day, Including One Spartan
“Iron Brigade” – painting by Don Troiani showing the 24th Michigan in the Herbst Woods on July 1, 1863 Michigan infantry suffered the greatest loss of any northern regiment in Civil War fighting. The Twenty-Fourth … Continue reading "1863 : 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment Suffers 73% Casualties on Gettysburg’s 1st Day, Including One Spartan"
1875 : P. T. Barnum’s Great Roman Hippodrome Tours Michigan
1875 : P. T. Barnum’s Great Roman Hippodrome Tours Michigan
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1875 : P. T. Barnum's Great Roman Hippodrome Tours Michigan
Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and … Continue reading "1875 : P. T. Barnum’s Great Roman Hippodrome Tours Michigan"
1882 : Passage Island Lighthouse Lit for 1st Time
1882 : Passage Island Lighthouse Lit for 1st Time
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1882 : Passage Island Lighthouse Lit for 1st Time
On July 1, 1882, The Passage Island lighthouse on Isle Royale was lit for the first time. The lighthouse is the northernmost lighthouse in the United States. The  rest of the story: With increased mining … Continue reading "1882 : Passage Island Lighthouse Lit for 1st Time"
1917 : Michigan National Guard Takes Possession of Selfridge Field
1917 : Michigan National Guard Takes Possession of Selfridge Field
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1917 : Michigan National Guard Takes Possession of Selfridge Field
Selfridge Air National Guard Base is one of the oldest continuously operating military airfields in the nation. The Michigan National Guard took possession of the former Joy Aviation Field on July 1, 1917. The first … Continue reading "1917 : Michigan National Guard Takes Possession of Selfridge Field"
1945 : Hank Greenburg Hits Home Run
1945 : Hank Greenburg Hits Home Run
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1945 : Hank Greenburg Hits Home Run
July 1, 1945: Hank Greenberg hits a home run in his first game back after four years of service in World War II Source : Today in Tiger History
1946 : Clarissa Young, Lansing’s First Female Police Officer
1946 : Clarissa Young, Lansing’s First Female Police Officer
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Clarissa M. Young was born in the very small town of Shepherd, Michigan, on January 5, 1922, but she has had an almost “larger-than-life” effect on the lives of many men, women, and children throughout … Continue reading "1946 : Clarissa Young, Lansing’s First Female Police Officer"
1955 : Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science Becomes a University
1955 : Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science Becomes a University
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1955 : Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science Becomes a University
John Hannah observes signing the Michigan State University Bill, 1955. Courtesy On the Banks of the Red Cedar On July 1st of 1955, “Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science” changed its name to … Continue reading "1955 : Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science Becomes a University"
1959 : Anatomy of a Murder Premieres in Detroit
1959 : Anatomy of a Murder Premieres in Detroit
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1959 : Anatomy of a Murder Premieres in Detroit
On July 1, 1959, “Anatomy of a Murder,” a film based on the work of John D. Voelker , an Upper Peninsula outdoorsman and lawyer who became a Michigan State Supreme Court justice, premiered at … Continue reading "1959 : Anatomy of a Murder Premieres in Detroit"
1963 : Non-Mandatory ZIP Codes for Entire Country Announced
1963 : Non-Mandatory ZIP Codes for Entire Country Announced
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1963 : Non-Mandatory ZIP Codes for Entire Country Announced
On July 1, 1963, non-mandatory ZIP codes were announced for the whole country. Sources : ZIP Code History – A Brief History of the Development of the ZIP Code in the United States Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” – … Continue reading "1963 : Non-Mandatory ZIP Codes for Entire Country Announced"
1974 : Colleen House Becomes Youngest Female Member of Michigan House
1974 : Colleen House Becomes Youngest Female Member of Michigan House
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On July 1, 1974, at the age of 22, Colleen House (Bay City) was sworn in as the youngest female member in the history of the Michigan House of Representatives. She later married another notable … Continue reading "1974 : Colleen House Becomes Youngest Female Member of Michigan House"
2001 : Michigan’s Concealed Weapon Law Implemented
2001 : Michigan’s Concealed Weapon Law Implemented
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Michigan’s 10-year old concealed weapons law has virtually no oversight — but there’s absolutely no penalty for folks failing to report information. Records are incomplete. Compliance by counties is spotty. Convictions for crimes go unreported. … Continue reading "2001 : Michigan’s Concealed Weapon Law Implemented"
2005 : Michigan Launches Children’s Protection Registry (Email)
2005 : Michigan Launches Children’s Protection Registry (Email)
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Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and Chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) J. Peter Lark today announced that on July 1, Michigan will become the first state in the nation to launch a child … Continue reading "2005 : Michigan Launches Children’s Protection Registry (Email)"
2011 : University of Michigan Campuses Become Smoke-Free
2011 : University of Michigan Campuses Become Smoke-Free
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2011 : University of Michigan Campuses Become Smoke-Free
More than 300 colleges and universities, including four Big Ten schools, have adopted smoke-free campus policies. President Mary Sue Coleman has announced that the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn campuses will go … Continue reading "2011 : University of Michigan Campuses Become Smoke-Free"
2014 : University of Maryland and Rutgers University Join Big Ten Conference
2014 : University of Maryland and Rutgers University Join Big Ten Conference
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The University of Maryland and Rutgers University became official members of the Big Ten Conference today, increasing the Big Ten’s membership to 14 institutions. In addition, Johns Hopkins University officially became a sport affiliate member … Continue reading "2014 : University of Maryland and Rutgers University Join Big Ten Conference"
2015 : Eastern Michigan University Goes Tobacco-Free
2015 : Eastern Michigan University Goes Tobacco-Free
Jul 1 all-day
Eastern Michigan University’s campus will be tobacco free starting July 1, 2015. The EMU Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve President Susan Martin’s recommendation to change its existing policy – which prohibits smoking within … Continue reading "2015 : Eastern Michigan University Goes Tobacco-Free"
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