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1812: Cuyahoga Packet Captured
1812: Cuyahoga Packet Captured
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On July 2, 1812, the schooner Cuyahoga Packet is sailing up the Detroit River when it is spotted on the Canadian side, at Amherstburg, by Lieutenant Frederic Rolette. Cuyahoga is sailing slowly past the British fort. … Continue reading "1812: Cuyahoga Packet Captured"
1824: Cyrus Luce Born, Future Governor of Michigan
1824: Cyrus Luce Born, Future Governor of Michigan
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1824: Cyrus Luce Born, Future Governor of Michigan
Governor Cyrus Luce was born July 2, 1824. Born in Ohio in 1824, he moved with his parents to Indiana and later on his own to Branch County about 1849.  He purchased and cleared about … Continue reading "1824: Cyrus Luce Born, Future Governor of Michigan"
1862 : Morrill Act Anniversary
1862 : Morrill Act Anniversary
Jul 2 all-day
1862 : Morrill Act Anniversary
Beaumont Tower at Michigan State University marks the site of College Hall which is the first building in the United States to teach agricultural science. For 20 years prior to the first introduction of the … Continue reading "1862 : Morrill Act Anniversary"
1863 : 4th Michigan Faces Action at Gettysburg’s Wheat Field; Colonel Harrison Jeffords Dies, the Only Officer to be Bayoneted During Battle
1863 : 4th Michigan Faces Action at Gettysburg’s Wheat Field; Colonel Harrison Jeffords Dies, the Only Officer to be Bayoneted During Battle
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1863 : 4th Michigan Faces Action at Gettysburg's Wheat Field; Colonel Harrison Jeffords Dies, the Only Officer to be Bayoneted During Battle
After being pushed to limit by the confederate onslaught, the 4th Michigan regiment secured the “Wheatfield “.   During this time there was major action on Stony Hill. The Union forces under Zook were overrun by … Continue reading "1863 : 4th Michigan Faces Action at Gettysburg’s Wheat Field; Colonel Harrison Jeffords Dies, the Only Officer to be Bayoneted During Battle"
1877 : William Alfred Comstock, 33rd Governor of Michigan, is Born
1877 : William Alfred Comstock, 33rd Governor of Michigan, is Born
Jul 2 all-day
1877 : William Alfred Comstock, 33rd Governor of Michigan, is Born
Comstock was born on July 2nd 1877 in Alpena, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1899. While at the University of Michigan he joined the fraternity Zeta Psi. Within the fraternity he … Continue reading "1877 : William Alfred Comstock, 33rd Governor of Michigan, is Born"
1881 : Former University of Michigan Student Charles Guiteau Shoots President Garfield
1881 : Former University of Michigan Student Charles Guiteau Shoots President Garfield
Jul 2 all-day
1881 : Former University of Michigan Student Charles Guiteau Shoots President Garfield
When James A. Garfield was attacked on July 2, 1881, the nation was shocked, enraged, and captivated. President for just four months, Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau as he was about to board a … Continue reading "1881 : Former University of Michigan Student Charles Guiteau Shoots President Garfield"
1936 : Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop Moves it To Dearborn Village
1936 : Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop Moves it To Dearborn Village
Jul 2 all-day
On July 2, 1936, Henry Ford purchased the Wright brothers’ Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop and Home And Moves them to Greenfield Village. It was on July 2nd, 1936 that Henry Ford purchased the Wright Brothers’ … Continue reading "1936 : Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop Moves it To Dearborn Village"
1942 : Detroit Resident Found Guilty of Treason
1942 : Detroit Resident Found Guilty of Treason
Jul 2 all-day
1942 : Detroit Resident Found Guilty of Treason
On July 2, 1942, Max Stephan of Detroit was found guilty of treason for assisting a Nazi prisoner. A German prisoner-of-war escaped from Canada to Detroit in April 1942 and was introduced, by a former … Continue reading "1942 : Detroit Resident Found Guilty of Treason"
1954 : Don’t Put Your Eye Out!
1954 : Don’t Put Your Eye Out!
Jul 2 all-day
1954 : Don't Put Your Eye Out!
The Daisy Air Rifle was first manufactured and sold as an incentive to help market windmills. According to Michigan Every Day, when Clarence Hamilton showed the owner of the Plymouth Iron Windmill Factory his metal … Continue reading "1954 : Don’t Put Your Eye Out!"
1972 : Michigan Legislature Approves State Lottery
1972 : Michigan Legislature Approves State Lottery
Jul 2 all-day
On July 2, 1972, the state Legislature established a lottery to provide additional revenues for the state. —Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1997 : Tornados Devastate Michigan
1997 : Tornados Devastate Michigan
Jul 2 all-day
On July 2, 1997, the Free Press reported that tornadoes and funnel clouds ravaged Michigan from Grand Rapids and Lansing to metro Detroit. “The wind tossed Dumpsters about like cardboard boxes, clogged streets with mangled … Continue reading "1997 : Tornados Devastate Michigan"
2019 : Lee Iacocca Dies
2019 : Lee Iacocca Dies
Jul 2 all-day
Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca was an American automobile executive best known for the development of Ford Mustang and Pinto cars, while at the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s, and then later for reviving the … Continue reading "2019 : Lee Iacocca Dies"
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