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1796 : U.S. Flag Flies Over Detroit For First Time
1796 : U.S. Flag Flies Over Detroit For First Time
Jul 11 all-day
1796 : U.S. Flag Flies Over Detroit For First Time
On July 11, 1796, an advanced detachment of a regiment under the command of Colonel John Francis Hamtramck reaches Detroit. At noon, the British surrendered to Captain Moses Porter, the Union Jack came down, and … Continue reading "1796 : U.S. Flag Flies Over Detroit For First Time"
1863 : John Hunt Morgan’s Raid Terrorizes North
1863 : John Hunt Morgan’s Raid Terrorizes North
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1863 : John Hunt Morgan's Raid Terrorizes North
July 11-26, 1863 On July 11, 1863, Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate cavalry leader, led approximately two thousand soldiers across the Ohio River into southern Indiana. He and his men spread fear as they … Continue reading "1863 : John Hunt Morgan’s Raid Terrorizes North"
1918 : Ford Launches 1st WWI Eagle Boat
1918 : Ford Launches 1st WWI Eagle Boat
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1918 : Ford Launches 1st WWI Eagle Boat
In the summer of 1917, Henry Ford was invited to Washington by President Woodrow Wilson who hoped to induce him to serve on the U. S. Shipping Board. Ford discussed with Edward N. Hurley, Chairman … Continue reading "1918 : Ford Launches 1st WWI Eagle Boat"
1973 : Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament Born in Lowell, Michigan
1973 : Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament Born in Lowell, Michigan
Jul 11 all-day
1973 : Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament Born in Lowell, Michigan
Gus Macker is THE godfather of street basketball. A table of Gus Macker trophies. “No, no, the curb’s out. The tape don’t mean nothin’.” -Player in the 1985 tournament, and probably someone you’re related to, if … Continue reading "1973 : Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament Born in Lowell, Michigan"
1974 : Gov. William Milliken Signs Endangered Species Act
1974 : Gov. William Milliken Signs Endangered Species Act
Jul 11 all-day
On July 11, 1974, Gov. William Milliken signed the Endangered Species Act into law, and it took effect Sept. 1, 1974. The law has been immensely beneficial to the DNR and its conservation partners by … Continue reading "1974 : Gov. William Milliken Signs Endangered Species Act"
2018 : Former MSU Football Coach Darryl Rogers Dies
2018 : Former MSU Football Coach Darryl Rogers Dies
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2018 : Former MSU Football Coach Darryl Rogers Dies
Former Michigan State and Detroit Lions coach Darryl Rogers died on July 11, 2018 at the age of 83. Rogers coached the Spartans for four seasons while winning a share of a Big Ten title … Continue reading "2018 : Former MSU Football Coach Darryl Rogers Dies"
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