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1819 : M-1, Woodward Avenue, Michigan’s First Surveyed Road
1819 : M-1, Woodward Avenue, Michigan’s First Surveyed Road
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On December 15, 1819, the Pontiac Road, Michigan’s first surveyed road, was laid out in Detroit. It is now known as M-1, or Woodward Avenue. Wikipedia takes the tale of Woodward Avenue back even further. … Continue reading "1819 : M-1, Woodward Avenue, Michigan’s First Surveyed Road"
1917 : Detroit Suffering From Coal Shortages
1917 : Detroit Suffering From Coal Shortages
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Detroit News Headlines on Page One state that “Solid Trains of Coal Speeding to Detroit As City Burns its Last” (December 15, 1917). Due to icy winter weather, the lives of babies and invalids are … Continue reading "1917 : Detroit Suffering From Coal Shortages"
1921 : 1st Patient Admitted to Fort Custer Hospital
1921 : 1st Patient Admitted to Fort Custer Hospital
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1921 : 1st Patient Admitted to Fort Custer Hospital
On December 15, 1921, the first patient was admitted to a new hospital at Camp Custer in Battle Creek, the only tuberculosis hospital in the country at the time, operated by the American Legion for … Continue reading "1921 : 1st Patient Admitted to Fort Custer Hospital"
1935 : Detroit Lions Win First Championship
1935 : Detroit Lions Win First Championship
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On December 15, 1935, the Detroit Lions defeated the New York Giants for the National Football League Championship before a crowd of 15,000 at the University of Detroit Stadium. Each of the Lions received $7,207 … Continue reading "1935 : Detroit Lions Win First Championship"
1976 : John Wayne Orders Santa Suit from Bronner’s
1976 : John Wayne Orders Santa Suit from Bronner’s
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On this day, actor John Wayne ordered a Santa suit from Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth. Source : Michigan History, November/December 2021, p.9.
1979: Detroit Red Wings Play Last Game at Olympia Stadium
1979: Detroit Red Wings Play Last Game at Olympia Stadium
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The curtain finally closed on December 15, 1979. After 52 years and nearly 1,800 National Hockey League games, the Detroit Red Wings bid adieu to Olympia Stadium. For the last game, the Red Wings played … Continue reading "1979: Detroit Red Wings Play Last Game at Olympia Stadium"
1997 : Charles Woodson Receives the Heisman
1997 : Charles Woodson Receives the Heisman
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December 15, 1997 At 6-feet 2-inches and 200 pounds, Charles Woodson is the third Michigan Wolverine to win the Heisman Trophy. The exciting junior cornerback garnered numerous post-season honors including First Team All-American by the … Continue reading "1997 : Charles Woodson Receives the Heisman"
2018 : Santas for the Cause
2018 : Santas for the Cause
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2018 : Santas for the Cause
Santa Attack!, photo by Tom Clark   The annual Santa Claus for the Cause takes place December 13-14, 2018. It’s a pub crawl and just $10 gets you a Santa Suit and supports local charities. The fifth Santa … Continue reading "2018 : Santas for the Cause"
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