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1806 : Territorial Legislature Calls for a Bank in Detroit
1806 : Territorial Legislature Calls for a Bank in Detroit
Sep 19 all-day
On Sept. 19, 1806, Michigan’s territorial legislature passed an act to establish a bank in Detroit. As it turned out, the bank was a fraud. It distributed $165,000 in bank notes it was unable to … Continue reading "1806 : Territorial Legislature Calls for a Bank in Detroit"
1844 : Marquette Range of Iron Ore Discovered
1844 : Marquette Range of Iron Ore Discovered
Sep 19 all-day
On September 19, 1844 William Austin Burt’s surveying party discovered the Marquette Range of Iron Ore. The following year the Jackson Mine of the Jackson Mining Company was started, leading to the growth of the … Continue reading "1844 : Marquette Range of Iron Ore Discovered"
1862 : Photograph Of Michigan Soldier’s Grave at Antietam
1862 : Photograph Of Michigan Soldier’s Grave at Antietam
Sep 19 all-day
1862 : Photograph Of Michigan Soldier's Grave at Antietam
An unburied Rebel soldier lies next to the grave of Lt. John Clark of the 7th Michigan on the Antietam battlefield. Alexander Gardner’s The Contrast image was taken on September 19, 1862. Three weeks later, … Continue reading "1862 : Photograph Of Michigan Soldier’s Grave at Antietam"
1864 : Civil War Comes to the Detroit River / Lake Erie
1864 : Civil War Comes to the Detroit River / Lake Erie
Sep 19 all-day
1864 : Civil War Comes to the Detroit River / Lake Erie
A sketch of the Philo Parsons On September 19, 1864,  the American steamer “Philo Parsons” was seized off Kelley’s Island by some thirty Confederate sympathizers under John Y. Beale, a Southern naval officer. The group, … Continue reading "1864 : Civil War Comes to the Detroit River / Lake Erie"
1876 : Melville Bissell Awarded Carpet Sweeper Patent
1876 : Melville Bissell Awarded Carpet Sweeper Patent
Sep 19 all-day
1876 : Melville Bissell Awarded Carpet Sweeper Patent
Prior to the introduction of “electric suction cleaners”, most housewives used brooms and dust pans. Many of the mid-Victorian homes had large “Axminster” or “Turkish” carpets on the floors of principal rooms. In order to … Continue reading "1876 : Melville Bissell Awarded Carpet Sweeper Patent"
1891 : St. Clair Railroad Tunnel Completed
1891 : St. Clair Railroad Tunnel Completed
Sep 19 all-day
1891 : St. Clair Railroad Tunnel Completed
Port Huron, Michigan, United States to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Completed 1891 The St. Clair tunnel between Sarnia and Port Huron was opened on September 19, 1891. It was built by the Grand Trunk Railway and … Continue reading "1891 : St. Clair Railroad Tunnel Completed"
1968 : Michigan’s First Heart Transplant
1968 : Michigan’s First Heart Transplant
Sep 19 all-day
1968 : Michigan's First Heart Transplant
On September 19, 1968, Michigan’s first heart transplant took place when Philip T. Barnum of Kalamazoo received the heart of a prison inmate in an operation at the University of Michigan. Sources: WAKV, The Memory … Continue reading "1968 : Michigan’s First Heart Transplant"
2014 : International Talk Like a Pirate Day
2014 : International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Sep 19 all-day
2014 : International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Senator Kahn Continues International Talk Like a Pirate Day in Michigan Senate Donning a tri-corner hat and eye patch, Sen. Roger Kahn (R-Saginaw) once again expressed support for swashbuckling speech by officially acknowledging International Talk … Continue reading "2014 : International Talk Like a Pirate Day"
2014 : Oakland University Dedicates New Bell Tower
2014 : Oakland University Dedicates New Bell Tower
Sep 19 all-day
Oakland University dedicated a 151-foot-tall bell tower Friday afternoon, celebrating a new landmark at the center of its campus. A ceremony for the newly built Elliott Tower was attended by a crowd that included Hugh … Continue reading "2014 : Oakland University Dedicates New Bell Tower"
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