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1777 : Henry Hamilton Unleashes War Parties Against Kentucky
1777 : Henry Hamilton Unleashes War Parties Against Kentucky
Jul 17 all-day
On July 17, 1777 Lieutenant Governor and Superintendent of Indian Affairs Henry Hamilton stationed at Fort Detroit sent 15 war parties into Kentucky to attack frontier settlements to halt the spread of settlers from the United … Continue reading "1777 : Henry Hamilton Unleashes War Parties Against Kentucky"
1812 : British Capture Fort Mackinac
1812 : British Capture Fort Mackinac
Jul 17 all-day
On July 17, 1812, a combined force of British, Canadian, and Native American soldiers captured Fort Mackinac from a small, unsuspecting American garrison. The fall of Mackinac, one of the first engagements of the War … Continue reading "1812 : British Capture Fort Mackinac"
1812 : Sloop Friends Good Will Seized By British
1812 : Sloop Friends Good Will Seized By British
Jul 17 all-day
1812 : Sloop Friends Good Will Seized By British
Oliver Williams was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, a village near Boston, in 1774. Undoubtedly, he grew up aware of, and hearing stories about, the birth of his young nation. Oliver Williams later saw opportunity in … Continue reading "1812 : Sloop Friends Good Will Seized By British"
1983 : Michigan Panthers Win United States Football League’s First Championship
1983 : Michigan Panthers Win United States Football League’s First Championship
Jul 17 all-day
1983 : Michigan Panthers Win United States Football League's First Championship
The Michigan Panthers won the United States Football League’s first championship on this day, beating the Philadelphia Stars 24-22 in Denver. Sources : Michigan History, July/August 2015, p. 6. Michigan Panthers wikipedia entry
1997 : Governor Engler Signs Michigan Gaming and Revenue Act
1997 : Governor Engler Signs Michigan Gaming and Revenue Act
Jul 17 all-day
A multitude of losing hands and stingy slots created a mountain of cash from Detroit’s casinos since they were legalized 20 years ago today. The city’s three casinos contributed roughly $4.6 billion in state and city taxes … Continue reading "1997 : Governor Engler Signs Michigan Gaming and Revenue Act"
2007 : Fred Trost Dies
2007 : Fred Trost Dies
Jul 17 all-day
  First Episode of Michigan Outdoors, Hosted by Fred Trost, November 5, 1981 If you loved hunting and fishing, then Fred Trost was your guide. Every Thursday night for decades, Trost hosted Michigan Outdoors (and … Continue reading "2007 : Fred Trost Dies"
2013: Rev. Lyman Parks Sr. Statue Dedicated
2013: Rev. Lyman Parks Sr. Statue Dedicated
Jul 17 all-day
2013: Rev. Lyman Parks Sr. Statue Dedicated
Standing aside a veiled statue out front of Grand Rapids City Hall, Lyman Parks, Jr. lauded his father as a family man who loved his immediate family, his extended family and his church family. And … Continue reading "2013: Rev. Lyman Parks Sr. Statue Dedicated"
2018 : Gordie Howe International Bridge Groundbreaking
2018 : Gordie Howe International Bridge Groundbreaking
Jul 17 all-day
A groundbreaking for the advance construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was held Tuesday, July 17, 2018,  in southwest Detroit. U.S. and Canadian officials touted the friendship between the two countries while acknowledging the … Continue reading "2018 : Gordie Howe International Bridge Groundbreaking"
2020 : Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Government Home Equity Theft
2020 : Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Government Home Equity Theft
Jul 17 all-day
“[G]overnment shall not collect more in taxes than are owed, nor shall it take more property than is necessary to serve the public[.]” With these words, the Michigan Supreme Court on Friday confirmed what Uri … Continue reading "2020 : Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Government Home Equity Theft"
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