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1830 : State’s First Antislavery Society Formed
1830 : State’s First Antislavery Society Formed
Dec 2 all-day
1830 : State's First Antislavery Society Formed
Elizabeth Chandler organized the state’s first antislavery society. Some sources suggest that the Logan Female Anti-Slavery Society was formed in 1832, but at any rate, it went on to help create safe stops for for … Continue reading "1830 : State’s First Antislavery Society Formed"
1888 : Detroit Milkmen Try To Raise Price of Milk to 7 Cents Per Quart
1888 : Detroit Milkmen Try To Raise Price of Milk to 7 Cents Per Quart
Dec 2 all-day
On December 2, 1888, Detroit milkmen met to try to raise the price of their product to seven cents per quart. Sources : Detroit Historical Society Bill Loomis, “Got milk? A century ago, it came … Continue reading "1888 : Detroit Milkmen Try To Raise Price of Milk to 7 Cents Per Quart"
1927 : Ford Motor Co. Unveils Model A In Showrooms
1927 : Ford Motor Co. Unveils Model A In Showrooms
Dec 2 all-day
1927 : Ford Motor Co. Unveils Model A In Showrooms
On this day Ford Motor Co. unveiled its Model A automobile for customers for the first time. The Ford Model A of 1928–1931 was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its … Continue reading "1927 : Ford Motor Co. Unveils Model A In Showrooms"
1967 : Crisler Arena Hosts 1st Basketball Game
1967 : Crisler Arena Hosts 1st Basketball Game
Dec 2 all-day
Crisler Arena — now known as Crisler Center with the addition of the William Davidson Player Development Center — has been the location for Michigan athletic events for 45 years. The men’s basketball team has … Continue reading "1967 : Crisler Arena Hosts 1st Basketball Game"
1975 : China Plays MSU Fight Song to Welcome President Gerald Ford
1975 : China Plays MSU Fight Song to Welcome President Gerald Ford
Dec 2 all-day
When President Gerald Ford, a University alum, arrived in Peking, China to attend an important meeting with the Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping, he was greeted with a band playing the Michigan State University fight … Continue reading "1975 : China Plays MSU Fight Song to Welcome President Gerald Ford"
2012 : Michillinda Resort Burns To Ground
2012 : Michillinda Resort Burns To Ground
Dec 2 all-day
Fire raged through the historic Michillinda Lodge on Lake Michigan in Fruitland Township early Sunday, December 2, 2012, leaving behind nothing but smoldering ruins. Nearly every fire department in Muskegon County sent tanker trucks to … Continue reading "2012 : Michillinda Resort Burns To Ground"
2019 : Dick Thelan, Last Remaining Michigan Survivor of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, Honored for Service
2019 : Dick Thelan, Last Remaining Michigan Survivor of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, Honored for Service
Dec 2 all-day
2019 : Dick Thelan, Last Remaining Michigan Survivor of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, Honored for Service
I was humbled this week to host a ceremony honoring Congressional Gold Medal recipient Dick Thelen, a survivor of the USS Indianapolis disaster. The story of the USS Indianapolis is a distinctively tragic one. On … Continue reading "2019 : Dick Thelan, Last Remaining Michigan Survivor of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, Honored for Service"
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