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1818 : Mackinac County Formed
1818 : Mackinac County Formed
Oct 26 all-day
1818 : Mackinac County Formed
Mackinac County [originally Michilimackinac County] was established October 26 1818. Originally the county included most areas north of Metro Detroit and most of the UP. [1839 map] https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/83hk1a …  
1825 : Erie Canal Opens
1825 : Erie Canal Opens
Oct 26 all-day
1825 : Erie Canal Opens
The journey from New York to Detroit was shortened from weeks to days with the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825. The opening of the canal led to a tidal wave of settlers arriving … Continue reading "1825 : Erie Canal Opens"
1866 : Duffield, Parke & Company Organized; Destined to Become World’s Largest Pharmaceutical Co.
1866 : Duffield, Parke & Company Organized; Destined to Become World’s Largest Pharmaceutical Co.
Oct 26 all-day
1866 : Duffield, Parke & Company Organized; Destined to Become World's Largest Pharmaceutical Co.
Dr. Samuel Duffield, a chemist and physician, opened a drug store in 1862 in Detroit at Cass and Henry and began manufacturing drugs over the store. In 1866, he took on a business partner, Hervey … Continue reading "1866 : Duffield, Parke & Company Organized; Destined to Become World’s Largest Pharmaceutical Co."
1933 : Graf Zeppelin Flies Over Detroit
1933 : Graf Zeppelin Flies Over Detroit
Oct 26 all-day
1933 : Graf Zeppelin Flies Over Detroit
Photo showing the Graf Zeppelin flying over Detroit on October 26, 1933. In view are the downtown skyline, looking east with the Detroit River and Belle Isle in the background. Was it part of a … Continue reading "1933 : Graf Zeppelin Flies Over Detroit"
1981 : Bob Ufer Dies, Voice of University of Michigan Football
1981 : Bob Ufer Dies, Voice of University of Michigan Football
Oct 26 all-day
1981 : Bob Ufer Dies, Voice of University of Michigan Football
Bob Ufer’s enthusiasm for “Meeechigan” football was infectious. (Image: U-M’s Bentley Historical Library.) On October 26, 1981, the radio voice of University of Michigan football, 61-year-old Bob Ufer, who enthusiastically and with no hint of … Continue reading "1981 : Bob Ufer Dies, Voice of University of Michigan Football"
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