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1660 : Michigan’s First Recorded Christmas Celebration
1660 : Michigan’s First Recorded Christmas Celebration
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Michigan’s first known Christmas celebration was recorded by Father René Ménard who honored the occasion near Keweenaw Bay with a few coureurs-de-bois and some Huron converts. Source : Historical Society of Michigan For more about … Continue reading "1660 : Michigan’s First Recorded Christmas Celebration"
1811 : Eber Brock Ward Born, Detroit’s First Millionaire
1811 : Eber Brock Ward Born, Detroit’s First Millionaire
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1811 : Eber Brock Ward Born, Detroit's First Millionaire
Eber Brock Ward (December 25, 1811 – January 2, 1875), an iron and steel manufacturer and shipbuilder, was known as the “steamship king of the Great Lakes” and as the “first of the iron kings.” … Continue reading "1811 : Eber Brock Ward Born, Detroit’s First Millionaire"
1911 : Chief David Shoppenagon Dies
1911 : Chief David Shoppenagon Dies
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1911 : Chief David Shoppenagon Dies
From the Michigan historical marker: Side 1 Chief David Shoppenagon was born in Indianfields, a Chippewa Indian Village in the Saginaw River Valley. In 1795 his grandfather, also a Chippewa chief, was among the Indians … Continue reading "1911 : Chief David Shoppenagon Dies"
1965 : Snowboarding Invented in Muskegon
1965 : Snowboarding Invented in Muskegon
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1965 : Snowboarding Invented in Muskegon
It took more than 30 years, from 1965 to 1998, for the sport of snowboarding to evolve from a backyard activity in West Michigan to an Olympic event. The journey involved many twists and turns, … Continue reading "1965 : Snowboarding Invented in Muskegon"
2009 : Underwear Bomber Attempts to Bring Down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Way to Detroit
2009 : Underwear Bomber Attempts to Bring Down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Way to Detroit
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2009 : Underwear Bomber Attempts to Bring Down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Way to Detroit
Northwest Airlines Flight 253 was an international passenger flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Michigan, United States. The flight was the target of a failed … Continue reading "2009 : Underwear Bomber Attempts to Bring Down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Way to Detroit"
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