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1861 : Adrian Cadets March Off to War
1861 : Adrian Cadets March Off to War
Jun 21 all-day
1861 : Adrian Cadets March Off to War
Photo of Adrian Cadets, fresh from training at Camp Williams, marching down East Maumee Street to the train station on their way to the front. On June 21, 1861, 30,000 people — according to the … Continue reading "1861 : Adrian Cadets March Off to War"
1943 : Detroit Race Riot Continues
1943 : Detroit Race Riot Continues
Jun 21 all-day
1943 : Detroit Race Riot Continues
On June 21, 1943, race riots that had started the night before on Belle Isle spread throughout Detroit. The riots ended the next day once Federal troops were brought in to restore order. A total … Continue reading "1943 : Detroit Race Riot Continues"
1943 : Former Governor of Michigan Frank Murphy Takes A Stand Against Racism
1943 : Former Governor of Michigan Frank Murphy Takes A Stand Against Racism
Jun 21 all-day
1943 : Former Governor of Michigan Frank Murphy Takes A Stand Against Racism
Former governor of Michigan Frank Murphy issued the dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court’s 1943 case, Hirabayashi vs. The United States of America. This case centered around Gordon Hirabayashi, a university student in Seattle and … Continue reading "1943 : Former Governor of Michigan Frank Murphy Takes A Stand Against Racism"
1948 : The First Bill Knapp’s Restaurant Opens in Battle Creek
1948 : The First Bill Knapp’s Restaurant Opens in Battle Creek
Jun 21 all-day
1948 : The First Bill Knapp's Restaurant Opens in Battle Creek
On July 21, 1948, the first Bill Knapp’s restaurant opened on Capital Avenue in Battle Creek. Maybe I’m old, but I still remember receiving a free birthday cake on your birthday and a discount equal … Continue reading "1948 : The First Bill Knapp’s Restaurant Opens in Battle Creek"
1972 : Pinball Machines Legalized in Liquor Establishments!
1972 : Pinball Machines Legalized in Liquor Establishments!
Jun 21 all-day
1972 : Pinball Machines Legalized in Liquor Establishments!
On June 21, 1972, Gov. William Milliken signed into law a bill allowing pinball machines in liquor establishments. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
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