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1831 : Stevens Mason Named Secretary of Michigan Territory
1831 : Stevens Mason Named Secretary of Michigan Territory
Jul 12 all-day
On July 12, 1831, 19-year-old Stevens T. Mason is named secretary of the territory of Michigan when the former secretary, his father John Mason, is sent on a mission to Mexico by President Andrew Jackson. … Continue reading "1831 : Stevens Mason Named Secretary of Michigan Territory"
1832 : Cholera Epidemic Begins in Rochester, Michigan
1832 : Cholera Epidemic Begins in Rochester, Michigan
Jul 12 all-day
Edward Pearsol (also called Isreal Pearsall) came to Rochester by way of the Erie Canal on the 11th of July. He had had diarrhea severals days. On the morning of the 12th he went to … Continue reading "1832 : Cholera Epidemic Begins in Rochester, Michigan"
1864 : Frank Baldwin of Michigan Wins His First Medal of Honor
1864 : Frank Baldwin of Michigan Wins His First Medal of Honor
Jul 12 all-day
1864 : Frank Baldwin of Michigan Wins His First Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Captain, Company D, 19th Michigan Infantry. Place and date: At Peachtree Creek, Georgia, July 12, 1864. Citation: “Led his company in a countercharge at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., 12 July 1864, under … Continue reading "1864 : Frank Baldwin of Michigan Wins His First Medal of Honor"
1872 : Alpena Burns
1872 : Alpena Burns
Jul 12 all-day
Alpena’s greatest fire occurred July 12, 1872, when about fifteen acres were laid to waste, and upward of $175,000 worth of property destroyed. The number of buildings destroyed was not far from seventy. The heart … Continue reading "1872 : Alpena Burns"
1936 : Detroit Zoo’s Star Performer Suzie Dies From Heat Exhaustion
1936 : Detroit Zoo’s Star Performer Suzie Dies From Heat Exhaustion
Jul 12 all-day
1936 : Detroit Zoo's Star Performer Suzie Dies From Heat Exhaustion
The heat was on, and so was Suzie. For the ninth time on a broiling hot Sunday in 1936, the headline actress of the Jo Mendi Theatre at the Detroit Zoo gave a crowd of … Continue reading "1936 : Detroit Zoo’s Star Performer Suzie Dies From Heat Exhaustion"
1974 : Women Join the Michigan National Guard for First Time
1974 : Women Join the Michigan National Guard for First Time
Jul 12 all-day
Women were allowed to join the Michigan National Guard for the first time. Four women signed up in Flint. Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
1979 : Anti-Disco Event Forces Chicago White Sox to Forfeit Game to Detroit
1979 : Anti-Disco Event Forces Chicago White Sox to Forfeit Game to Detroit
Jul 12 all-day
  On this day in Chicago, the Detroit Tigers won the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox by forfeit when an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 people swarmed out of the stands … Continue reading "1979 : Anti-Disco Event Forces Chicago White Sox to Forfeit Game to Detroit"
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