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1883 : Railroads Attempt to Assign Michigan to Central Time Zone
1883 : Railroads Attempt to Assign Michigan to Central Time Zone
Nov 18 all-day
1883 : Railroads Attempt to Assign Michigan to Central Time Zone
November 18, 1883: Railroads Establish American Time Zones; Michigan Located in Central Time Zone. A notable exception was Detroit, they used a local time basis until 1900, when the City Council decreed that clocks should … Continue reading "1883 : Railroads Attempt to Assign Michigan to Central Time Zone"
1911 : MAC-Ohio Northern Football Game Cancelled Due to Heavy Downpour!
1911 : MAC-Ohio Northern Football Game Cancelled Due to Heavy Downpour!
Nov 18 all-day
Much to the disappointment of the student body, the football game between the Michigan Agricultural College and Northern Ohio University was cancelled yesterday due to an undending downpour of rain. Snow had been removed from … Continue reading "1911 : MAC-Ohio Northern Football Game Cancelled Due to Heavy Downpour!"
1922 : U.S. Senator Truman Newberry Resigns
1922 : U.S. Senator Truman Newberry Resigns
Nov 18 all-day
1922 : U.S. Senator Truman Newberry Resigns
  Michigan Republican Truman H. Newberry was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1918, beating out Henry Ford (yes that Henry Ford) in the general election. But to accomplish this he spent $175,000, which was … Continue reading "1922 : U.S. Senator Truman Newberry Resigns"
1927 : Hank Ballard Born in Detroit, Originator of the Twist
1927 : Hank Ballard Born in Detroit, Originator of the Twist
Nov 18 all-day
1927 : Hank Ballard Born in Detroit, Originator of the Twist
Hank Ballard was born John Henry Kendricks in Detroit on Nov. 18, 1927, though as a performer, he routinely shaved nine years off his age by claiming a 1936 birth date. His father, a truck … Continue reading "1927 : Hank Ballard Born in Detroit, Originator of the Twist"
1958: Carl D Bradley Sinks in Lake Michigan
1958: Carl D Bradley Sinks in Lake Michigan
Nov 18 all-day
1958: Carl D Bradley Sinks in Lake Michigan
The Carl D. Bradley, traveling light departed Buffington, Indiana around 9:30 pm, Monday, November 17, and headed up Lake Michigan bound for the Port of Calcite. Roland Bryan, a sailor since age fourteen, was the … Continue reading "1958: Carl D Bradley Sinks in Lake Michigan"
1982 : Rev. M. Gregory Gentry Preaches Longest Sermon
1982 : Rev. M. Gregory Gentry Preaches Longest Sermon
Nov 18 all-day
The Rev. M. Gregory Gentry of Canton broke the world record for the longest sermon on Nov. 18, 1982, after preaching for 97 hours. The stunt helped raised $10,318.86 — close to $25,000 in today’s … Continue reading "1982 : Rev. M. Gregory Gentry Preaches Longest Sermon"
2015 : Bill Clinton Receives 1st Spartan Statesmanship Award for Distinguished Public Service
2015 : Bill Clinton Receives 1st Spartan Statesmanship Award for Distinguished Public Service
Nov 18 all-day
Former President Bill Clinton urged an audience of dignitaries and Michigan State University students to find ways to engage in public service during a Wednesday evening speech that touched on current events such as the … Continue reading "2015 : Bill Clinton Receives 1st Spartan Statesmanship Award for Distinguished Public Service"
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