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1811 : Governor Stevens T. Mason’s Birthday
1811 : Governor Stevens T. Mason’s Birthday
Oct 27 all-day
1811 : Governor Stevens T. Mason's Birthday
It’s a milestone birthday for Michigan’s first governor, and the state plans to celebrate. The Michigan Historical Commission will commemorate Stevens T. Mason’s 200th birthday today with a historical marker dedication at Detroit’s Capitol Park. … Continue reading "1811 : Governor Stevens T. Mason’s Birthday"
1878 : Ontonagan County Telephone Company Formed
1878 : Ontonagan County Telephone Company Formed
Oct 27 all-day
The first independent telephone company in Michigan was not in Detroit or Grand Rapids or Ann Arbor, but in Rockland, a town of a few hundred residents in Ontonagan County in the Upper Peninsula. Linus … Continue reading "1878 : Ontonagan County Telephone Company Formed"
1972 : Ann Arbor Bans Lead Paint
1972 : Ann Arbor Bans Lead Paint
Oct 27 all-day
On October 27, 1972, Pontiac became the first Michigan city to ban lead-based paint, which can cause brain damage if eaten by children. The Pontiac ordinance forbid the use or sale of lead-based paints and … Continue reading "1972 : Ann Arbor Bans Lead Paint"
1972 : Pontiac Bans Lead-Based Paint
1972 : Pontiac Bans Lead-Based Paint
Oct 27 all-day
On October 27, 1972, Pontiac became the first Michigan city to ban lead-based paint, which can cause brain damage if eaten by children. The Pontiac ordinance forbid the use or sale of lead-based paints and … Continue reading "1972 : Pontiac Bans Lead-Based Paint"
1992 : Keweenaw National Historic Park Established
1992 : Keweenaw National Historic Park Established
Oct 27 all-day
1992 : Keweenaw National Historic Park Established
Established to preserve and interpret the rich copper mining heritage of the Keweenaw Peninsula, the park was headquartered in Calumet. Copper nuggets Sources : Michigan History magazine, October 2003. Keweenaw National Historic Park wikipedia entry
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