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1868 : Detroit’s First Velocipedist (Bicyclist) Hit the Street
1868 : Detroit’s First Velocipedist (Bicyclist) Hit the Street
Dec 18 all-day
1868 : Detroit's First Velocipedist (Bicyclist) Hit the Street
On Friday, December 18th, 1868, Detroit’s first bicyclist hit the street. According to this colorful Detroit Free Press article, “The First Detroit Velocipedist,” which was published on the 19th: Yesterday the first Detroit man that … Continue reading "1868 : Detroit’s First Velocipedist (Bicyclist) Hit the Street"
1886 : Future Detroit Tiger Ty Cobb Born in Georgia
1886 : Future Detroit Tiger Ty Cobb Born in Georgia
Dec 18 all-day
1886 : Future Detroit Tiger Ty Cobb Born in Georgia
On December 18, 1886, Detroit Tiger great Ty Cobb was born. Although Cobb is from Georgia, he spent a career playing in Detroit, where he earned a reputation as one of baseball’s best players. Cobb … Continue reading "1886 : Future Detroit Tiger Ty Cobb Born in Georgia"
1927 : Michigan Installs First Yellow Lines on Highways To Indicate No Passing
1927 : Michigan Installs First Yellow Lines on Highways To Indicate No Passing
Dec 18 all-day
Michigan’s highway department became the first to paint solid yellow lines to indicate no passing zones on curves and hills. Signs had to be posted telling out-of-state motorists what the lines meant. Source : Historical … Continue reading "1927 : Michigan Installs First Yellow Lines on Highways To Indicate No Passing"
1963 : Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits Western Michigan University
1963 : Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits Western Michigan University
Dec 18 all-day
1963 : Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits Western Michigan University
King spoke at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo on Dec. 18, 1963, four months after the March on Washington and weeks after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. About 2,000 people showed up during … Continue reading "1963 : Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits Western Michigan University"
2021 : Ferris State Wins DII National Football Championship
2021 : Ferris State Wins DII National Football Championship
Dec 18 all-day
Ferris State won its first Division II football national championship, rolling Valdosta State of Georgia, 58-17, on Saturday night in McKinney, Texas. The Bulldogs finished the season 14-0, and set a Division II playoff record … Continue reading "2021 : Ferris State Wins DII National Football Championship"
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