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1679 : Griffin First European Sailing Ship To Reach Michigan
1679 : Griffin First European Sailing Ship To Reach Michigan
Aug 10 all-day
1679 : Griffin First European Sailing Ship To Reach Michigan
On August 10, 1679, the Griffin, built by Robert de La Salle and his Lieutenant Henri Tonti, became the first sailing ship to reach Michigan when it emerged from Lake Erie and entered the Detroit … Continue reading "1679 : Griffin First European Sailing Ship To Reach Michigan"
1909 : Smallpox Quarantine at Lake Michigan Resort
1909 : Smallpox Quarantine at Lake Michigan Resort
Aug 10 all-day
Since the turn of the 20th Century, Chicagoans have traveled by train, steamer or car to Berrien County, Michigan to enjoy the fresh, healthy country air, cool breezes off Lake Michigan and the camaraderie of … Continue reading "1909 : Smallpox Quarantine at Lake Michigan Resort"
1927 : Charles Lindbergh Visits Detroit (Aug. 10-12)
1927 : Charles Lindbergh Visits Detroit (Aug. 10-12)
Aug 10 all-day
On August 10, 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed at Ford Field in Dearborn in the Spirit of Saint Louis, the same plane he had used to fly across the Atlantic for the first time two months … Continue reading "1927 : Charles Lindbergh Visits Detroit (Aug. 10-12)"
1946: First Jet Airplane To Fly From Michigan Airport
1946: First Jet Airplane To Fly From Michigan Airport
Aug 10 all-day
On Aug. 10, 1946, the first jet airplane to fly Michigan skies, a P-80, took off from Selfridge Field (Mt. Clemens) during a Civil Air Patrol show. Source : Source: Mich — Again’s Day First … Continue reading "1946: First Jet Airplane To Fly From Michigan Airport"
1947: Earthquakes Rattles Branch County
1947: Earthquakes Rattles Branch County
Aug 10 all-day
On Aug. 10, 1947, the largest earthquake in Michigan rattled Branch County. The 4.60 magnitude earthquake damaged chimneys, windows, plaster and brock cornices. No one was injured in the earthquake. The earthquake was felt as … Continue reading "1947: Earthquakes Rattles Branch County"
1950 : Moscow Claims Michigan Football Sends Players to the Hospital or the Cemetery
1950 : Moscow Claims Michigan Football Sends Players to the Hospital or the Cemetery
Aug 10 all-day
On August 10, 1950 a Moscow radio broadcast charged that “Wall Street encourages blood-thirsty football games . . . to work up a warlike mood in the U.S.” The broadcast also charged that players in … Continue reading "1950 : Moscow Claims Michigan Football Sends Players to the Hospital or the Cemetery"
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