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1701 : Antoine Laumet de la Mothe Cadillac Founds Detroit
1701 : Antoine Laumet de la Mothe Cadillac Founds Detroit
Jul 24 all-day
1701 : Antoine Laumet de la Mothe Cadillac Founds Detroit
The Peace Treaty signed in August of 1701 between the French and the Iroquois removed what had been a major obstacle to the expansion of French influence in the Great Lakes region. Even before the … Continue reading "1701 : Antoine Laumet de la Mothe Cadillac Founds Detroit"
1880 : First Electric Lights in Grand Rapids Stores
1880 : First Electric Lights in Grand Rapids Stores
Jul 24 all-day
The Grand Rapids Daily Democrat of July 25, 1880 reports that the first electric lights were turned on in Grand Rapids Stores on the night before, enabling visitors to read even the smallest print. Interestingly … Continue reading "1880 : First Electric Lights in Grand Rapids Stores"
1880 : World’s First Commercial Hydroelectric Power Plant Launched
1880 : World’s First Commercial Hydroelectric Power Plant Launched
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1880 : World’s First Commercial Hydroelectric Power Plant Launched
Grand Rapids Electric Light & Power Company — the earliest predecessor of Consumers Energy of Jackson, Michigan — began operation of the world’s first commercial central station hydroelectric power plant on Saturday, July 24, 1880, … Continue reading "1880 : World’s First Commercial Hydroelectric Power Plant Launched"
1963 : Julie Krone, The Best Woman Jockey Ever
1963 : Julie Krone, The Best Woman Jockey Ever
Jul 24 all-day
1963 : Julie Krone, The Best Woman Jockey Ever
    Julieann Louise “Julie” Krone (born July 24, 1963 in Benton Harbor, Michigan ), is a retired American jockey. In 1993, she became the first (and so far only) female jockey to win a … Continue reading "1963 : Julie Krone, The Best Woman Jockey Ever"
2017 : Former Rep. Martin Buth Dies
2017 : Former Rep. Martin Buth Dies
Jul 24 all-day
Funeral services were held Monday for former Rep. Martin Buth (R-Comstock Park), who in his 24 years in the House was able to blend a conservative sense with ensuring government provided needed services. Mr. Buth … Continue reading "2017 : Former Rep. Martin Buth Dies"
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