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1863 : Second Battle of Fort Wagner Claims Michigan Lives
1863 : Second Battle of Fort Wagner Claims Michigan Lives
Jul 18 all-day
1863 : Second Battle of Fort Wagner Claims Michigan Lives
54th Massachusetts Regiment charging towards Fort Wagner, lithograph by Kurz and Allison, 1890 The 54th Massachusetts, an infantry regiment composed of African-American soldiers led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, led the second Union attack on … Continue reading "1863 : Second Battle of Fort Wagner Claims Michigan Lives"
1885 : Harbor Beach Lighthouse Begins Operations
1885 : Harbor Beach Lighthouse Begins Operations
Jul 18 all-day
1885 : Harbor Beach Lighthouse Begins Operations
The Harbor Beach Lighthouse, sixty miles north of the mouth of the St. Clair River, was built and placed into service in 1885 to mark the entrance to the largest man-made freshwater harbor in the … Continue reading "1885 : Harbor Beach Lighthouse Begins Operations"
1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody’s Troop Comes to Manistee
1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody’s Troop Comes to Manistee
Jul 18 all-day
1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody's Troop Comes to Manistee
William F. Cody, later nicknamed Buffalo Bill, was born in February 1846 in the Iowa Territory. Growing up he became employed by the Pony Express and later fought in the Civil War. After the war … Continue reading "1898 : Buffalo Bill Cody’s Troop Comes to Manistee"
1921 : Michigan Inmates Design Escape-Proof Cellblock
1921 : Michigan Inmates Design Escape-Proof Cellblock
Jul 18 all-day
On July 18, 1921, inmates who had attempted ingenious or daring escapes began designing a new $80,000 escape-proof cellblock at the Marquette prison. In exchange for reductions in their sentences, the escape artists prepared almost … Continue reading "1921 : Michigan Inmates Design Escape-Proof Cellblock"
1938: Ferry Service Between Detroit and Windsor Ends
1938: Ferry Service Between Detroit and Windsor Ends
Jul 18 all-day
1938: Ferry Service Between Detroit and Windsor Ends
  The romantic era of a leisurely ferry ride across the half-mile wide Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor ended when the two ferries, running the route, the La Salle and Cadillac, ceased operations. Mostly … Continue reading "1938: Ferry Service Between Detroit and Windsor Ends"
1980 : Kristen Bell, Actress, Born
1980 : Kristen Bell, Actress, Born
Jul 18 all-day
1980 : Kristen Bell, Actress, Born
Kristen Bell poses with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Actress Kristen Anne Bell  was born July 18, 1980 in Huntington Woods and  lived near the Detroit Zoo.  She went to Shrine Catholic … Continue reading "1980 : Kristen Bell, Actress, Born"
2013 : Detroit Files for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
2013 : Detroit Files for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
Jul 18 all-day
2013 : Detroit Files for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
The city of Detroit, Michigan, filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on July 18, 2013. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history by debt, estimated at $18–20 billion, exceeding Jefferson County, Alabama’s $4-billion … Continue reading "2013 : Detroit Files for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy"
2016 : Jeffrey Montgomery, LGBT Crusader, Dies
2016 : Jeffrey Montgomery, LGBT Crusader, Dies
Jul 18 all-day
Jeffrey Montgomery, founder of the Triangle Foundation and one of the most recognized voices for LGBT rights in Michigan, never set out to be a gay rights leader, his brother said. But the direction of … Continue reading "2016 : Jeffrey Montgomery, LGBT Crusader, Dies"
2018 : Larry Nassar Survivors Receive ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award
2018 : Larry Nassar Survivors Receive ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Jul 18 all-day
Hundreds of young women and girls sexually abused by former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award by ESPN on Wednesday. In a dramatic walk to the stage, 140 women and girls, including Olympic … Continue reading "2018 : Larry Nassar Survivors Receive ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award"
2023 : Public Universities Can Now Sell Alcohol at College Football, Basketball, and Hockey Games
2023 : Public Universities Can Now Sell Alcohol at College Football, Basketball, and Hockey Games
Jul 18 all-day
Athletic departments at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan now can catch up to their Big Ten colleagues, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill Tuesday evening allowing public universities in Michigan to sell alcohol at … Continue reading "2023 : Public Universities Can Now Sell Alcohol at College Football, Basketball, and Hockey Games"
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