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1808 : Laura Smith Haviland Born, Famous Michigan Abolitionist
1808 : Laura Smith Haviland Born, Famous Michigan Abolitionist
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1808 : Laura Smith Haviland Born, Famous Michigan Abolitionist
In 1829, Laura Haviland moved to Lenawee County with her Quaker husband and quickly assimilated into the Lenawee County abolitionist movement. They joined the Logan Female Anti-Slavery Society, founded by Elizabeth Chandler. This was the … Continue reading "1808 : Laura Smith Haviland Born, Famous Michigan Abolitionist"
1868 : Harvey Firestone Born
1868 : Harvey Firestone Born
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On December 20, 1868 Harvey Samuel Firestone was born. Later in life he would start the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. His fortune was assured when Henry Ford chose his company to supply tires for … Continue reading "1868 : Harvey Firestone Born"
1897 : Traverse City Post Office Offers Home Delivery for First Time
1897 : Traverse City Post Office Offers Home Delivery for First Time
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On December 20, 1897, five postal carriers offered the first home delivery in Traverse City, having to take time at each stop to explain that residents no longer had to make the trek to the … Continue reading "1897 : Traverse City Post Office Offers Home Delivery for First Time"
1920 : First Automatic Tri-Color Traffic Signal in Detroit
1920 : First Automatic Tri-Color Traffic Signal in Detroit
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1920 : First Automatic Tri-Color Traffic Signal in Detroit
On December 20, 1920, the first automatic tri-color traffic signal was installed in Detroit. Designed by Detroit Police officer William Potts, the new signal added the amber “caution” light & became the standard by the … Continue reading "1920 : First Automatic Tri-Color Traffic Signal in Detroit"
1948 : United States Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Female Bartenders in Michigan
1948 : United States Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Female Bartenders in Michigan
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1948 : United States Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Female Bartenders in Michigan
A Michigan law banning female bartenders, unless they were the wife or daughter of the bar owner, was upheld in a 6-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court. Source : Historical Society of Michigan … Continue reading "1948 : United States Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Female Bartenders in Michigan"
1970 : Detroit Lions Become First NFL Wild Card Team
1970 : Detroit Lions Become First NFL Wild Card Team
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December 20, 1970 – Detroit Lions 20, Green Bay Packers 0 The 1970 Packers were nothing special but they did have a chance to ruin Detroit’s playoff chances the last game of the season. They … Continue reading "1970 : Detroit Lions Become First NFL Wild Card Team"
1971 : Al Kaline the First Detroit Tiger To Make 6 Figures
1971 : Al Kaline the First Detroit Tiger To Make 6 Figures
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1971 : Al Kaline the First Detroit Tiger To Make 6 Figures
Al Kaline signed a contract making him the first ballplayer in Detroit Tiger history to receive a salary of $100,000 for a season. He had complied a career batting average of .300 during his 19 … Continue reading "1971 : Al Kaline the First Detroit Tiger To Make 6 Figures"
1989 : “Roger and Me” opens in U.S. theaters
1989 : “Roger and Me” opens in U.S. theaters
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On December 20, 1989, the provocative filmmaker Michael Moore’s satirical documentary “Roger & Me” opens in theaters across the United States. (It had made a brief tour of film festivals earlier that year, before it … Continue reading "1989 : “Roger and Me” opens in U.S. theaters"
2017 : Acclaimed Sportscaster Dick Enberg, a CMU Grad, Dies at 82
2017 : Acclaimed Sportscaster Dick Enberg, a CMU Grad, Dies at 82
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2017 : Acclaimed Sportscaster Dick Enberg, a CMU Grad, Dies at 82
Legendary sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, who was born in Mount Clemens in 1935, and attended Central Michigan University, died Thursday morning at his La Jolla, Calif., home. He was 82. The family said they believe … Continue reading "2017 : Acclaimed Sportscaster Dick Enberg, a CMU Grad, Dies at 82"
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