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1787 : Congress Passes the Northwest Ordinance (Ordinance of 1787)
1787 : Congress Passes the Northwest Ordinance (Ordinance of 1787)
Jul 13 all-day
One of the most important pieces of legislation ever enacted in the United States, the Northwest Ordinance, provided for the orderly division and governance of what would eventually become the states of the Upper Midwest: … Continue reading "1787 : Congress Passes the Northwest Ordinance (Ordinance of 1787)"
1796 : Colonel John Hamtramck Arrives in Detroit
1796 : Colonel John Hamtramck Arrives in Detroit
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1796 : Colonel John Hamtramck Arrives in Detroit
On this day, Colonel John Francis Hamtramck arrives in Detroit to command the American garrison. Only 5 foot 4 inches, he was known as a disciplinarian and for his hot temper. In 1962, he would … Continue reading "1796 : Colonel John Hamtramck Arrives in Detroit"
1889 : Chang Ball Opens First Chinese Store in Grand Rapids
1889 : Chang Ball Opens First Chinese Store in Grand Rapids
Jul 13 all-day
The people of Grand Rapids are invited to check out the first store in Grand Rapids featuring Chinese goods exclusively. Source : “First Chinese Store”, Grand Rapids Evening Leader, July 13, 1889, p. 1.  Courtesy … Continue reading "1889 : Chang Ball Opens First Chinese Store in Grand Rapids"
1936 : Michigan Hottest Day Recorded in Mio
1936 : Michigan Hottest Day Recorded in Mio
Jul 13 all-day
On July 13, 1936, the temperature reached 112 degrees fahrenheit in Mio, the hottest day recorded in Michigan. Source : Michigan History, July/August 2012.
1938 : Lake Michigan Tsunami Kills 5 at Holland State Park
1938 : Lake Michigan Tsunami Kills 5 at Holland State Park
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Five died when a 10-foot wave hit  Holland State Park on July 13, 1938.  It was a calm day.    In the past, researchers have said that water pushed toward Wisconsin after two days of … Continue reading "1938 : Lake Michigan Tsunami Kills 5 at Holland State Park"
1951 : Last Black Civil War Veteran Dies in Dearborn
1951 : Last Black Civil War Veteran Dies in Dearborn
Jul 13 all-day
In September 1948, 104-year-old Joseph Clovese moved without fanfare from his native Louisiana to Pontiac to live with friends. Born a slave in 1844, Clovese had run away from his owner to join the Union … Continue reading "1951 : Last Black Civil War Veteran Dies in Dearborn"
1971 : Reggie Jackson Rocks The All Star Game in Detroit
1971 : Reggie Jackson Rocks The All Star Game in Detroit
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1971 : Reggie Jackson Rocks The All Star Game in Detroit
I think this would have to be the longest one I’ve ever hit.” -Reggie Jackson, 1971 On July 13,  1971, Reggie Jackson nearly turned out the lights at Tiger Stadium by blasting a homer off … Continue reading "1971 : Reggie Jackson Rocks The All Star Game in Detroit"
1978 : Lee Iacoca Fired As President of the Ford Motor Company
1978 : Lee Iacoca Fired As President of the Ford Motor Company
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On July 13, 1978, Lee Iacocca, who had developed the Mustang, was fired as president of the Ford Motor Company by chairman Henry Ford II. (The next year, he was hired as president of Chrysler … Continue reading "1978 : Lee Iacoca Fired As President of the Ford Motor Company"
2012 : Elijah J. McCoy Regional Patent Office Opens in Detroit, First Satellite Office Outside of Washington, D.C.
2012 : Elijah J. McCoy Regional Patent Office Opens in Detroit, First Satellite Office Outside of Washington, D.C.
Jul 13 all-day
On July 13, 2012 the Elijah J. McCoy Regional Patent Office in Detroit, the first satellite patent office outside Washington, D.C., was opened, honoring an early African American inventor from Michigan. Elijah J. McCoy, raised … Continue reading "2012 : Elijah J. McCoy Regional Patent Office Opens in Detroit, First Satellite Office Outside of Washington, D.C."
2018 : Was 96 Tears Recorded in Saginaw?
2018 : Was 96 Tears Recorded in Saginaw?
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2018 : Was 96 Tears Recorded in Saginaw?
What was the only #1 song recorded in a Michigan home? “96 Tears” by Question Mark & The Mysterians back in 1966! According to John Robinson, WFMK Disc Jockey: As for what city Question Mark … Continue reading "2018 : Was 96 Tears Recorded in Saginaw?"
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