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1875 : Harriet Quimby Born, First Woman To Fly Solo Over the English Channel
1875 : Harriet Quimby Born, First Woman To Fly Solo Over the English Channel
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1875 : Harriet Quimby Born, First Woman To Fly Solo Over the English Channel
The first licensed American female pilot and the first woman in the world to fly solo over the English Channel was born in Arcadia in Kinderhook Township, Michigan on May 11, 1875. She flew across … Continue reading "1875 : Harriet Quimby Born, First Woman To Fly Solo Over the English Channel"
1883 : Henry Ford Dodges Death
1883 : Henry Ford Dodges Death
May 11 all-day
1883 : Henry Ford Dodges Death
What if the young farmer Henry Ford had been killed in this accident in 1883? Would he have been able to develop the Model T later on?   Sources : A BIG BLOW.: A Severe … Continue reading "1883 : Henry Ford Dodges Death"
1912 : American Cement Manufacturers’ Assn. Say Wayne County Roads Are Unexcelled
1912 : American Cement Manufacturers’ Assn. Say Wayne County Roads Are Unexcelled
May 11 all-day
COUNTY ROADS HIGHLY PRAISED: Delegates From American Cement Manufacturers’ Assn. Convention on Inspection Tour. MAY SOLVE PROBLEM OF HIGH COST OF LIVING Government Road Official Says Similarly Constructed Highways Should Connect All Cities. Detroit Free … Continue reading "1912 : American Cement Manufacturers’ Assn. Say Wayne County Roads Are Unexcelled"
1917, EO 2617 Calls for Enlistment of Women Telephone Operators into Army Signal Corps
1917, EO 2617 Calls for Enlistment of Women Telephone Operators into Army Signal Corps
May 11 all-day
  During World War I, around 7000 U.S. and Canadian women telephone operators volunteered, but only 447 were selected, to serve with the Army Signal Corps in France and England, becoming the Army’s first female … Continue reading "1917, EO 2617 Calls for Enlistment of Women Telephone Operators into Army Signal Corps"
1978 : Margaret Brewer, Marine Corps’ First Female Brigadier General
1978 : Margaret Brewer, Marine Corps’ First Female Brigadier General
May 11 all-day
1978 : Margaret Brewer, Marine Corps' First Female Brigadier General
Margaret Brewer, a native of Durand in Shiawassee County, became the Marine Corps’ first female brigadier general on May 11, 1978. She was inspired to join the Marines when, in high school, she heard a … Continue reading "1978 : Margaret Brewer, Marine Corps’ First Female Brigadier General"
2012 : Governor Snyder, First Governor in 50 Years to Visit a Michigan Prison
2012 : Governor Snyder, First Governor in 50 Years to Visit a Michigan Prison
May 11 all-day
Gov. Rick Snyder followed up on a pledge to see how Michigan prisons are being run, becoming the first Michigan governor in more than 50 years to tour a state prison. He visited the Charles … Continue reading "2012 : Governor Snyder, First Governor in 50 Years to Visit a Michigan Prison"
May 11, 1930 : Detroit Stars Open Season
May 11, 1930 : Detroit Stars Open Season
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May 11, 1930 : Detroit Stars Open Season
On May 11, 1930, the Detroit Stars kicked off their inaugural season at Hamtramck Stadium. That year, thanks in large part to the heroics of center fielder Norman “Turkey” Stearnes, the Stars won the Negro … Continue reading "May 11, 1930 : Detroit Stars Open Season"
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