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1712 : Indian Attack on Detroit Thwarted
1712 : Indian Attack on Detroit Thwarted
May 13 all-day
More than 1000 Fox Indians from southwestern Michigan besige Ft. Pontchartrain and battle for several days before fleeing northeast. The French pursue with Indian allies and attack the Fox Indians again on May 20, 1712, … Continue reading "1712 : Indian Attack on Detroit Thwarted"
1857 : Agricultural College of the State of Michigan Dedicated
1857 : Agricultural College of the State of Michigan Dedicated
May 13 all-day
1857 : Agricultural College of the State of Michigan Dedicated
Saints’ Rest (1856—1876) Saints’ Rest, c. 1857, with College Hall in the right background. Note the tree stumps remaining to be dug out. 1857 Photograph of Saint’s Rest Dormitory, showing stumps waiting to be dug … Continue reading "1857 : Agricultural College of the State of Michigan Dedicated"
1857: MAC Opening Day Map Shows Indian Encampment
1857: MAC Opening Day Map Shows Indian Encampment
May 13 all-day
1857: MAC Opening Day Map Shows Indian Encampment
According to this university map, on the first day of class at MSU in 1857, the prior presence of the Anishinaabeg was noted by ‘Indian Encampment’.   Remember that Native students, faculty, staff, and community members … Continue reading "1857: MAC Opening Day Map Shows Indian Encampment"
1861 : First Known Michigan Troop Movement by Railroad
1861 : First Known Michigan Troop Movement by Railroad
May 13 all-day
On May 13, 1861, Company G, 3rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry moved by lumber wagons from Lansing to Bath to board the Amboy, Lansing and Traverse Bay Railroad, the nearest railroad to Lansing. It was the … Continue reading "1861 : First Known Michigan Troop Movement by Railroad"
1877 : First Known Observance of Mother’s Day in Albion
1877 : First Known Observance of Mother’s Day in Albion
May 13 all-day
1877 : First Known Observance of Mother's Day in Albion
On May 13, 1877, the second Sunday of the month, Juliet Calhoun Blakeley stepped into the pulpit of the Methodist-Episcopal Church and completed the sermon for the Reverand Myron Daughterty. According to local legend, Daughterty … Continue reading "1877 : First Known Observance of Mother’s Day in Albion"
1899 : Schooner Nelson Sinks In Lake Superior
1899 : Schooner Nelson Sinks In Lake Superior
May 13 all-day
On Aug. 26, 2014, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society found the lost schooner Nelson, a shipwreck which has lain undisturbed on the bottom of Lake Superior since May 13, 1899, when the ship’s captain … Continue reading "1899 : Schooner Nelson Sinks In Lake Superior"
1913 : Michigan Reward Trunk Line Highways Act Passed
1913 : Michigan Reward Trunk Line Highways Act Passed
May 13 all-day
The bill creating the state trunkline highways was passed on May 13, 1913. The State Reward Trunk Line Highways Act also provided for surveying, improving and maintaining those highways. Before that, county road commissions, which … Continue reading "1913 : Michigan Reward Trunk Line Highways Act Passed"
1913 : Theodore Roosevelt Visits Marquette
1913 : Theodore Roosevelt Visits Marquette
May 13 all-day
1913 : Theodore Roosevelt Visits Marquette
Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Marquette to take on Ishpeming editor George Hewitt, who publicly called the former president a drunk and a liar.   After extensive testimony on May 27 by the former President, Hewitt … Continue reading "1913 : Theodore Roosevelt Visits Marquette"
1950: Stevie Wonder Born
1950: Stevie Wonder Born
May 13 all-day
1950: Stevie Wonder Born
Stephen Judkins Hardaway, born May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, MI has been declared immortal by the Library of Congress! As if anyone in Michigan didn’t know that already! Or should I say Stevie Wonder has … Continue reading "1950: Stevie Wonder Born"
1980 : Tornado Strikes Kalamazoo’s Downtown
1980 : Tornado Strikes Kalamazoo’s Downtown
May 13 all-day
On May 13, 1980, a tornado barreled through Kalamazoo’s downtown, killing five, injuring 79 and causing an estimated $50 million in damage. It first touched down at 4 p.m. about eight miles from the city. … Continue reading "1980 : Tornado Strikes Kalamazoo’s Downtown"
2018 : Happy Mother’s Day
2018 : Happy Mother’s Day
May 13 all-day
In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.  In 2018, that occurred on May 13.   In 2019, it will fall on May 12. In honor of the occasion, I … Continue reading "2018 : Happy Mother’s Day"
2018 : Western Michigan University Graduates First Medical School Class
2018 : Western Michigan University Graduates First Medical School Class
May 13 all-day
A decade-long effort was realized Sunday when nearly 50 students became the first graduates of the new WMU medical school. The inaugural Class of 2018 of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of … Continue reading "2018 : Western Michigan University Graduates First Medical School Class"
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