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1879 : Detroit Buys Belle Island
1879 : Detroit Buys Belle Island
Sep 23 all-day
1879 : Detroit Buys Belle Island
On September 23, 1879, the city of Detroit purchased Belle Island with the hope of creating a grand park that might eventually rival New York City’s Central Park. The rest of the story: The Pottawotami … Continue reading "1879 : Detroit Buys Belle Island"
1934 : Detroit Lions Win First Game
1934 : Detroit Lions Win First Game
Sep 23 all-day
1934 : Detroit Lions Win First Game
Photograph of 1934 Detroit Lions Football Game. The Detroit Lions, previously known as the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans, played their first National Football League game, beating the New York Giants 9-0 at the University of Detroit … Continue reading "1934 : Detroit Lions Win First Game"
1943 : UAW Charges Race Bias at Ford’s Willow Run Plant
1943 : UAW Charges Race Bias at Ford’s Willow Run Plant
Sep 23 all-day
1943 : UAW Charges Race Bias at Ford's Willow Run Plant
African-Americans voice frustration about Jim Crow and race discrimination during World War II. The Afro-American newspaper Detroit Tribune reports on the continuing struggle, September 23, 1943: Source :┬áSouth Adams Street circa 1900 Facebook Page, March … Continue reading "1943 : UAW Charges Race Bias at Ford’s Willow Run Plant"
1958 : Spirit of Detroit Statue Dedicated
1958 : Spirit of Detroit Statue Dedicated
Sep 23 all-day
1958 : Spirit of Detroit Statue Dedicated
The Spirit of Detroit is a city monument with a large bronze statue created by Marshall Fredericks and located at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It was commissioned … Continue reading "1958 : Spirit of Detroit Statue Dedicated"
2014: Cadillac Abandons Motown
2014: Cadillac Abandons Motown
Sep 23 all-day
Cadillac, long the king of Detroit’s auto brands, is abandoning Motown. General Motors Co. GM -0.66% said on Tuesday that its struggling luxury brand will move 50 key employees and its headquarters to New York … Continue reading "2014: Cadillac Abandons Motown"
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