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1898 : Emma Genevieve Gillette, Michigan Conservationist, Born
1898 : Emma Genevieve Gillette, Michigan Conservationist, Born
May 19 all-day
1898 : Emma Genevieve Gillette, Michigan Conservationist, Born
Emma Genevieve Gillette, distinguished Michigan conservationist, was born in Lansing on May 19, 1898. She attended Michigan Agricultural College, now Michigan State University, and was the only woman graduate in the college’s first landscape architecture … Continue reading "1898 : Emma Genevieve Gillette, Michigan Conservationist, Born"
1903 : Buick Motor Company Incorporated in Detroit
1903 : Buick Motor Company Incorporated in Detroit
May 19 all-day
The division’s founder, David Dunbar Buick was building gasoline engines by 1899, and his engineer, Walter L. Marr, built the first automobile to be called a Buick between 1899 and 1900. But Buick traditionally dates … Continue reading "1903 : Buick Motor Company Incorporated in Detroit"
1930 : World’s First Known Identical Quadruplets Born in Lansing
1930 : World’s First Known Identical Quadruplets Born in Lansing
May 19 all-day
1930 : World's First Known Identical Quadruplets Born in Lansing
When Sarah (Sadie) Morlok gave birth to four identical quadruplets at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital on May 19, 1930, the blessed event was splashed in papers around the world. Everything about them was news-bite size. The … Continue reading "1930 : World’s First Known Identical Quadruplets Born in Lansing"
1968 : Al Kaline Reaches The Top of the Tiger’s All-Time Home Run List
1968 : Al Kaline Reaches The Top of the Tiger’s All-Time Home Run List
May 19 all-day
1968 : Al Kaline Reaches The Top of the Tiger's All-Time Home Run List
On May 19, 1968, Al Kaline hit the 307th round tripper of his career, putting him at top of the Tigers all-time home run list. It came in the sixth inning of a game a … Continue reading "1968 : Al Kaline Reaches The Top of the Tiger’s All-Time Home Run List"
2015 : Michigan Capitol Dome Undergoing Restoration
2015 : Michigan Capitol Dome Undergoing Restoration
May 19 all-day
The historic Michigan Capitol building, constructed in the 1870s, has a new look for summer: scaffolding rings the dome toward the top of the 267-foot spire. That scaffolding, which has taken more than a month … Continue reading "2015 : Michigan Capitol Dome Undergoing Restoration"
2020 : Edenville Dam Collapses; 10000 Forced to Flee Homes
2020 : Edenville Dam Collapses; 10000 Forced to Flee Homes
May 19 all-day
2020 : Edenville Dam Collapses; 10000 Forced to Flee Homes
Wixom Lake is barren following the May 19 collapse of the Edenville Dam. Following heavy rains over 36 hours on Sunday and Monday, the Edenville Dam in Gladwin County failed Tuesday, forcing evacuations of roughly … Continue reading "2020 : Edenville Dam Collapses; 10000 Forced to Flee Homes"
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