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1907 : Michigan’s Deadliest Train Crash
1907 : Michigan’s Deadliest Train Crash
Jul 20 all-day
More than 30 people were killed when an 11-car Pere Marquette train slammed into a seven-car freight train in Northville Township shortly after 9 a.m. Most of the approximately 650 people aboard the Pere Marquette … Continue reading "1907 : Michigan’s Deadliest Train Crash"
1910: Michigan-Born Doctor Boards Ship To Escape Manhunt in England
1910: Michigan-Born Doctor Boards Ship To Escape Manhunt in England
Jul 20 all-day
Hawley Crippen, a Michigan-born homeopathic doctor who became the first criminal caught using wireless telegraph, boarded a ship to escape the manhunt for him in England, on July 20, 1910. He was accused of poisoning … Continue reading "1910: Michigan-Born Doctor Boards Ship To Escape Manhunt in England"
1948 : First Transatlantic Flight of U.S. Aircraft Originates from Selfridge Air Force Base
1948 : First Transatlantic Flight of U.S. Aircraft Originates from Selfridge Air Force Base
Jul 20 all-day
A new website, produced by the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, offers history and heritage highlights from the nearly 100 years of aviation at the base. Included is a report on the … Continue reading "1948 : First Transatlantic Flight of U.S. Aircraft Originates from Selfridge Air Force Base"
1977 : Michigan Hunters Required to Wear Fluorescent Orange Vest, Jackets, or Caps
1977 : Michigan Hunters Required to Wear Fluorescent Orange Vest, Jackets, or Caps
Jul 20 all-day
On July 20, 1977, Gov. William Milliken signed a law making it mandatory for wild game or bird hunters to wear fluorescent orange vests, jackets or caps. Source: Mich-again’s Day
1993 : Michigan Legislature Approves Proposal A
1993 : Michigan Legislature Approves Proposal A
Jul 20 all-day
A Napkin That Changed History Saturday, July 20, marks the anniversary of the evening session of the Senate that stunned the state when the chamber voted overwhelmingly to eliminate all property taxes for education – … Continue reading "1993 : Michigan Legislature Approves Proposal A"
2013 : Camp Grayling Celebrates 100th Anniversary
2013 : Camp Grayling Celebrates 100th Anniversary
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2013 : Camp Grayling Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Founded in 1913 on a land grant from Grayling lumber baron Rasmus Hanson to the State of Michigan for the purpose of military training – Camp Grayling now spans 147,000 acres in Crawford, Kalkaska, and … Continue reading "2013 : Camp Grayling Celebrates 100th Anniversary"
2013 : Wayne State Grad Helen Thomas Dies
2013 : Wayne State Grad Helen Thomas Dies
Jul 20 all-day
Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents — often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions, and … Continue reading "2013 : Wayne State Grad Helen Thomas Dies"
2018 : Grand Rapids Public Museum / Anniversary of Apollo Landing on the Moon
2018 : Grand Rapids Public Museum / Anniversary of Apollo Landing on the Moon
Jul 20 all-day
2018 : Grand Rapids Public Museum / Anniversary of Apollo Landing on the Moon
July 20th just happens to be the anniversary of our first steps on the moon (July 20, 1969).   To commemorate the occasion, and tie it to Michigan, the Mix 95.7 Grand Rapids  provides the following … Continue reading "2018 : Grand Rapids Public Museum / Anniversary of Apollo Landing on the Moon"
2018 : Sault Ste. Marie Celebrates 350th Anniversary
2018 : Sault Ste. Marie Celebrates 350th Anniversary
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2018 : Sault Ste. Marie Celebrates 350th Anniversary
Sault Ste. Marie 350th Anniversary Festival July 20-27, 2018 Michigan’s first city, Sault Ste. Marie,  will be celebrating its Semiseptcentennial anniversary with a week-long festival filled with history, games, kids zone, music, entertainment, and food.
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