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1883 : William Donahey Born, Owner of Pickle Barrel Summer Home in Grand Morais
1883 : William Donahey Born, Owner of Pickle Barrel Summer Home in Grand Morais
Oct 19 all-day
1883 : William Donahey Born, Owner of Pickle Barrel Summer Home in Grand Morais
William Donahey (19 October 1883 – 2 February 1970) was a U.S. cartoonist and creator of The Teenie Weenies, a comic strip about two-inch tall people living under a rose bush. The strip appeared in … Continue reading "1883 : William Donahey Born, Owner of Pickle Barrel Summer Home in Grand Morais"
1903 : Kalamazoo Votes to Build Western State Normal School, Now Known as Western Michigan University
1903 : Kalamazoo Votes to Build Western State Normal School, Now Known as Western Michigan University
Oct 19 all-day
1903 : Kalamazoo Votes to Build Western State Normal School, Now Known as Western Michigan University
On Oct. 19, 1903, voters in Kalamazoo voted by an 8-to-1 margin to support construction of the Western State Normal School, later known as Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo was selected as the site because of … Continue reading "1903 : Kalamazoo Votes to Build Western State Normal School, Now Known as Western Michigan University"
1907: Governor Fred Warner Fights To Establish Primaries
1907: Governor Fred Warner Fights To Establish Primaries
Oct 19 all-day
1907: Governor Fred Warner Fights To Establish Primaries
Michigan did not always hold election primaries. Prior to the 20th century, candidates at both state and national levels were nominated behind closed doors by party bosses. Ordinary citizens had little say. In 1907, Michigan … Continue reading "1907: Governor Fred Warner Fights To Establish Primaries"
1918 : Spanish Influenza Paralyzes Michigan
1918 : Spanish Influenza Paralyzes Michigan
Oct 19 all-day
On Oct. 19, 1918, state government ordered that all meeting places in the state be closed in the hopes of stemming the spread of contagious diseases like Spanish influenza, which was ravaging Michigan that fall. … Continue reading "1918 : Spanish Influenza Paralyzes Michigan"
1970 : MSU Called Unresponsive to Needs of Chicanos, American Indians, and Community College Students
1970 : MSU Called Unresponsive to Needs of Chicanos, American Indians, and Community College Students
Oct 19 all-day
President Wharton’s Commission on Admissions and Student Body Composition heard representatives of La Raza say the university was unresponsive to their needs. A few of their demands included more flexible admissions, more financial aid Chicano … Continue reading "1970 : MSU Called Unresponsive to Needs of Chicanos, American Indians, and Community College Students"
2015 : MSU Libraries and ROVI Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Main Library
2015 : MSU Libraries and ROVI Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Main Library
Oct 19 all-day
Bad-hair 1990s movies. Obscure CDs only music lovers can name. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. They’ve arrived at Michigan State University as part of a rare collection of more than 850,000 movies, CDs and videogames, a … Continue reading "2015 : MSU Libraries and ROVI Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Main Library"
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