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1842 : Detroit Advertiser Fish Story
1842 : Detroit Advertiser Fish Story
Sep 17 all-day
The Detroit Advertiser of September 17, 1842, reported that a Frenchman caught a catfish on September 16 with a hook and line in the Detroit River and the catfish weighed 187 pounds! Observers and probably … Continue reading "1842 : Detroit Advertiser Fish Story"
1862 : Michiganders Fight in Battle of Antietam, MD
1862 : Michiganders Fight in Battle of Antietam, MD
Sep 17 all-day
Three Michigan officers played major parts in the Battle of Antietam : General Alpheus S. Williams, General Israel Richardson, and General Orlando Willcox. In total, several thousand Michiganders fought; Michigan forces claimed approximately 360 casualties … Continue reading "1862 : Michiganders Fight in Battle of Antietam, MD"
1928 : Upper Peninsula State Fair Opens for First Time
1928 : Upper Peninsula State Fair Opens for First Time
Sep 17 all-day
The Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba is a fair held annually in the Upper Peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan. In April 1927, Michigan Governor Fed Green signed Act 89, which stated that … Continue reading "1928 : Upper Peninsula State Fair Opens for First Time"
1951 : Northwestern Michigan College Holds First Classes
1951 : Northwestern Michigan College Holds First Classes
Sep 17 all-day
The first day of classes at Northwestern Michigan College was Sept. 17, 1951. “In every way, the Northwestern Michigan College is a people’s college. It was conceived in a regional desire for education and is … Continue reading "1951 : Northwestern Michigan College Holds First Classes"
1951: MSU Kellogg Center Opens
1951: MSU Kellogg Center Opens
Sep 17 all-day
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center History The Story Behind Our Hotel Originally conceived just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center opened its doors to the public on September … Continue reading "1951: MSU Kellogg Center Opens"
1970 : MSU Board of Trustees Approves the College of Osteopathic Medicine
1970 : MSU Board of Trustees Approves the College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sep 17 all-day
On September 17, 1970, the MSU Board of Trustees approved the College of Osteopathic Medicine as MSU’s 16th College and the nation’s first such publicly-supported institution. The Michigan College of Osteopathic Medicine actually started in … Continue reading "1970 : MSU Board of Trustees Approves the College of Osteopathic Medicine"
1981 : Gerald Ford Museum Opening All-Star Celebration
1981 : Gerald Ford Museum Opening All-Star Celebration
Sep 17 all-day
Grand Rapids was buzzing with excitement back in 1981 leading up to the September 18, 1981 dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. On the night before the official dedication ceremony, an All-Star Celebration … Continue reading "1981 : Gerald Ford Museum Opening All-Star Celebration"
1999: For Love of the Game Features Detroit Tiger Pitcher
1999: For Love of the Game Features Detroit Tiger Pitcher
Sep 17 all-day
Released to theaters on September 17, 1999, For Love of the Game is an American sports drama film directed by Sam Raimi and written by Dana Stevens based on Michael Shaara‘s 1991 novel of the … Continue reading "1999: For Love of the Game Features Detroit Tiger Pitcher"
2016 : Nashville, MI and Moo-Ville Creamery Create World’s Largest Ice Cream Sundae
2016 : Nashville, MI and Moo-Ville Creamery Create World’s Largest Ice Cream Sundae
Sep 17 all-day
Nothing stops months of planning when you’re hoping to reclaim the Guinness Book of World Records for World’s Largest Ice Cream Sundae. Last spring, the city of Nashville set a record with a distance of … Continue reading "2016 : Nashville, MI and Moo-Ville Creamery Create World’s Largest Ice Cream Sundae"
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