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1763 : The Battle of Bloody Run
1763 : The Battle of Bloody Run
Jul 21 all-day
1763 : The Battle of Bloody Run
In June, 1763, in an attempt to lift the siege of Detroit by Chief Pontiac and his Indian allies, Captain James Dalyell sailed up the Detroit River to Fort Detroit. The Indians lacked naval vessels … Continue reading "1763 : The Battle of Bloody Run"
1861 : First Michigan Infantry Regiment Loses 6 Men in First Battle of Bull Run
1861 : First Michigan Infantry Regiment Loses 6 Men in First Battle of Bull Run
Jul 21 all-day
1861 : First Michigan Infantry Regiment Loses 6 Men in First Battle of Bull Run
On July 21, 1861, the First Michigan Infantry Regiment lost 6 men in the first major land battle of the American Civil War. Union and Confederate armies clashed near Manassas Junction, Virginia, Known as the … Continue reading "1861 : First Michigan Infantry Regiment Loses 6 Men in First Battle of Bull Run"
1864 : Battery F, First Michigan Light Artillery, Initiates Bombardment of Atlanta, Georgia
1864 : Battery F, First Michigan Light Artillery, Initiates Bombardment of Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 21 all-day
1864 : Battery F, First Michigan Light Artillery, Initiates Bombardment of Atlanta, Georgia
On Jan. 9, 1862, Battery F, First Michigan Light Artillery, was mustered into federal service at Coldwater. Battery F left the state for Kentucky on March 3, 1862. After months of service in Kentucky, the … Continue reading "1864 : Battery F, First Michigan Light Artillery, Initiates Bombardment of Atlanta, Georgia"
1928 : Interurban Railroad Car Holdup
1928 : Interurban Railroad Car Holdup
Jul 21 all-day
On July 21, 1928, in wild-west stagecoach holdup style, two masked bandits jumped onto an interurban railroad car traveling from Flint to Saginaw-Bay City and, at pistol-point, robbed 19 passengers of $300. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1931 : Congressman Bob Traxler Born
1931 : Congressman Bob Traxler Born
Jul 21 all-day
Born July 21, 1931, in Kawkawlin, Michigan, Jerome Bob Traxler attended schools in Bay City before earning degrees from Michigan State University and the Detroit College of Law, according to a congressional biography. He served in … Continue reading "1931 : Congressman Bob Traxler Born"
1932 : Amelia Earhart Helps Launch the Essex-Terraplane in Detroit
1932 : Amelia Earhart Helps Launch the Essex-Terraplane in Detroit
Jul 21 all-day
The new Essex-Terraplane was launched on July 21, 1932, “with sensational vigor”.  Accounts of the affair appeared in newspapers throughout the United States. The special event included over 2,000 dealers who came from 40 states … Continue reading "1932 : Amelia Earhart Helps Launch the Essex-Terraplane in Detroit"
1951 : Robin Williams Born
1951 : Robin Williams Born
Jul 21 all-day
1951 : Robin Williams Born
Photo of Robin Williams, as printed on the March 12, 1979, cover of Time magazine, and installed in the National Portrait Gallery to commemorate him posthumously. Believe it or not, but Robin Williams, famous actor … Continue reading "1951 : Robin Williams Born"
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