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1831 : Michigan’s First Tourist?
1831 : Michigan’s First Tourist?
Jul 22 all-day
1831 : Michigan's First Tourist?
On July 22, 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in Michigan. He found the inhabitants incredulous that he merely wanted to visit to learn background for his various writings, such as Democracy in America. After a … Continue reading "1831 : Michigan’s First Tourist?"
1895 : Fastest Man on Earth
1895 : Fastest Man on Earth
Jul 22 all-day
1895 : Fastest Man on Earth
Prior to the advent of auto racing in the early 1900s, bicycle racers were the fastest men alive. And from 1895 to 1900, no Detroiter was faster than Tom Cooper. Cooper was born in Birmingham, … Continue reading "1895 : Fastest Man on Earth"
1908 : Fisher Body Company Incorporated
1908 : Fisher Body Company Incorporated
Jul 22 all-day
1908 : Fisher Body Company Incorporated
On July 22, 1908, brothers Fred and Charles Fisher incorporated the Fisher Body Company with financing assistance from an uncle. Within a short time, Fred and Charles brought their five younger brothers into the business. … Continue reading "1908 : Fisher Body Company Incorporated"
1911 : Owasippe, Nation’s Oldest Boy Scouts Camp
1911 : Owasippe, Nation’s Oldest Boy Scouts Camp
Jul 22 all-day
It was 1911 when the boys from Chicago first climbed aboard a steamship to head into wilds unknown. They were among a new breed who called themselves Boy Scouts, committed to being helpful, loyal, obedient … Continue reading "1911 : Owasippe, Nation’s Oldest Boy Scouts Camp"
1930 : Detroit Mayor Recalled Over Corruption Charges and Ties With KKK
1930 : Detroit Mayor Recalled Over Corruption Charges and Ties With KKK
Jul 22 all-day
July 22, 1930 – Mayor Charles Bowles of Detroit is recalled in the first large-city mayoral recall in the United States. Charges of corruption and ties with the KKK results in his demise. The day … Continue reading "1930 : Detroit Mayor Recalled Over Corruption Charges and Ties With KKK"
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