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1901 : Michigan Schoolteacher First Person To Survive Plunge Over Niagara Falls
1901 : Michigan Schoolteacher First Person To Survive Plunge Over Niagara Falls
Oct 24 all-day
1901 : Michigan Schoolteacher First Person To Survive Plunge Over Niagara Falls
On October 24, 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher from Bay City became the first person to conquer Niagara Falls in a barrel.  Annie Edson Taylor hoped plunging over the falls would help her earn some money … Continue reading "1901 : Michigan Schoolteacher First Person To Survive Plunge Over Niagara Falls"
1943 ; Robert Fish Helps Organize Operation Carpetbagger in WWII
1943 ; Robert Fish Helps Organize Operation Carpetbagger in WWII
Oct 24 all-day
Robert Fish, a native of Gladwin, MI, joined the Army Air Corps in 1939, received his wings in 1940, and would serve in the military for the next 30 years. During World War II, he … Continue reading "1943 ; Robert Fish Helps Organize Operation Carpetbagger in WWII"
1958: British Vulcan Jet Crashes Into Detroit
1958: British Vulcan Jet Crashes Into Detroit
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1958: British Vulcan Jet Crashes Into Detroit
On October 24, `1958, on a practice run from Goose Bay, Labrador to Lincoln, Nebraska during the height of the Cold War, a four-engine British Vulcan military jet tore through treetops before burying itself in … Continue reading "1958: British Vulcan Jet Crashes Into Detroit"
1998 : Detroit Hudson’s Building Imploded
1998 : Detroit Hudson’s Building Imploded
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1998 : Detroit Hudson's Building Imploded
Although it had been closed for a number of years, it was still sad on October 24, 1998 when Mayor Dennis Archer pressed a button to implode the the downtown Detroit Hudson’s Building. At the … Continue reading "1998 : Detroit Hudson’s Building Imploded"
2005 : Rosa Parks Dies in Detroit
2005 : Rosa Parks Dies in Detroit
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2005 : Rosa Parks Dies in Detroit
On October 24, 2005, civil rights icon Rosa Parks died at the age of 92 in her adopted hometown of Detroit. As a testimony to her legacy, the front seats of city buses in Detroit … Continue reading "2005 : Rosa Parks Dies in Detroit"
2008 : Beatosu and Goblu Appear on Michigan Highway Map as Towns!
2008 : Beatosu and Goblu Appear on Michigan Highway Map as Towns!
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2008 : Beatosu and Goblu Appear on Michigan Highway Map as Towns!
How could fictitious towns have been placed on a state highway map? Peter Fletcher, then Chairman of the Michigan State Highway Commission, admitted responsibility. To learn more, this author went directly to the source. I … Continue reading "2008 : Beatosu and Goblu Appear on Michigan Highway Map as Towns!"
2013: Former Rep. Stephen Shepich Dies
2013: Former Rep. Stephen Shepich Dies
Oct 24 all-day
Steve was born October 12, 1948 in Stambaugh, MI and graduated from Stambaugh High School in 1966 and was an all U.P. running back. At the age of 17, Steve attended Northern Michigan University on … Continue reading "2013: Former Rep. Stephen Shepich Dies"
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