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1796 : General “Mad” Anthony Wayne Visits Detroit
1796 : General “Mad” Anthony Wayne Visits Detroit
Aug 13 all-day
On August 13, 1796, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne reached Detroit, where he was welcomed for his earlier victory over the Native Americans and the British at Fallen Timbers. Wayne stayed in Detroit for several months … Continue reading "1796 : General “Mad” Anthony Wayne Visits Detroit"
1817: A U.S. President (Monroe) Visits Michigan for the First Time
1817: A U.S. President (Monroe) Visits Michigan for the First Time
Aug 13 all-day
1817: A U.S. President (Monroe) Visits Michigan for the First Time
In the spring of 1817 the newly-elected President Monroe embarked upon a three-month Grand Tour of the Northeast, inspecting forts and other military installations as to their situation and condition, reviewing troops, and confirming that … Continue reading "1817: A U.S. President (Monroe) Visits Michigan for the First Time"
1867 : Detroit Hosts World’s Tournament of Baseball
1867 : Detroit Hosts World’s Tournament of Baseball
Aug 13 all-day
1867 : Detroit Hosts World's Tournament of Baseball
Long before it was known as the Paris of the Midwest, and more than a decade before it claimed its first major league team, Detroit set its sights on becoming the center of baseball—at least for a … Continue reading "1867 : Detroit Hosts World’s Tournament of Baseball"
1988 : Palace of Auburn Hills Opens
1988 : Palace of Auburn Hills Opens
Aug 13 all-day
1988 : Palace of Auburn Hills Opens
On August 13, 1988, the Palace of Auburn Hills officially opened with a Sting concert. More about the Palace : The Palace is the official home of the Pistons. It was the home of the … Continue reading "1988 : Palace of Auburn Hills Opens"
2016 : Former Spartan Emily Regan Wins Gold Medal at 2016 Summer Olympics
2016 : Former Spartan Emily Regan Wins Gold Medal at 2016 Summer Olympics
Aug 13 all-day
2016 : Former Spartan Emily Regan Wins Gold Medal at 2016 Summer Olympics
Saturday morning, the United States women’s eight rowing team featuring former Michigan State rower Emily Regan took home gold for the third straight Olympics. One of the most dominant American national teams, the women’s eight … Continue reading "2016 : Former Spartan Emily Regan Wins Gold Medal at 2016 Summer Olympics"
2019 : Record Water Levels on Great Lakes
2019 : Record Water Levels on Great Lakes
Aug 13 all-day
2019 : Record Water Levels on Great Lakes
A small town closes a bridge and starts up a ferry service. A homeowner spends tens of thousands of dollars on basement repairs. A mother weeps for her lost daughter. High water has hit Michigan … Continue reading "2019 : Record Water Levels on Great Lakes"
2019 : Silver Lake Sand Dunes Threatens Cottage
2019 : Silver Lake Sand Dunes Threatens Cottage
Aug 13 all-day
Despite about 20 summers of scooping back sand, the Dressler family has never seen their lakeside home this close to doom. A towering, creeping sand mountain that swallowed several cottages in the 1960s casts a menacing shadow over … Continue reading "2019 : Silver Lake Sand Dunes Threatens Cottage"
2021 : Respect Reaches Theaters Across Country
2021 : Respect Reaches Theaters Across Country
Aug 13 all-day
2021 : Respect Reaches Theaters Across Country
The biopic “Respect,” starring Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul’s sanctioned leading lady, will at last hit theaters Friday, three years to the week after Franklin’s death. The MGM film, directed by Broadway veteran … Continue reading "2021 : Respect Reaches Theaters Across Country"
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