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1903 : Train Wreck in Grand Rapids
1903 : Train Wreck in Grand Rapids
Dec 26 all-day
On December 26, 1903, high winds extinguished a warning light and two Pere Marquette passenger trains collided near Grand Rapids, killing 22-people. Source : WAKV, the Memory Stations Facebook Page
1913 : Michigan Central Depot Opens in Detroit
1913 : Michigan Central Depot Opens in Detroit
Dec 26 all-day
1913 : Michigan Central Depot Opens in Detroit
On December 26, 1913, the first train pulled into Detroit’s Michigan Central Station – the tallest train station in the world at the time and a proud, towering symbol of the city’s progress. When travelers stepped … Continue reading "1913 : Michigan Central Depot Opens in Detroit"
1944 : First Michigan Soldier Buys a Home With a VA Loan
1944 : First Michigan Soldier Buys a Home With a VA Loan
Dec 26 all-day
Floyd M. Edwards of Kalamazoo became the first Michigan veteran to take advantage of the “G.I. Bill of Rights” when he purchased a home with a VA Loan. Source : Historical Society of Michigan
1963 : Boyne Highlands Resort Opens
1963 : Boyne Highlands Resort Opens
Dec 26 all-day
1963 : Boyne Highlands Resort Opens
On this day Boyne Highlands Resort opens with two of the world’s first triple chair ski lifts and an Alpine style ski lodge. Harbor Springs residents actually started the resort in 1955-56 but called it … Continue reading "1963 : Boyne Highlands Resort Opens"
1976 : Senator Philip Hart of Michigan Dies
1976 : Senator Philip Hart of Michigan Dies
Dec 26 all-day
1976 : Senator Philip Hart of Michigan Dies
Philip Hart died of cancer on 26th December, 1976. In a tribute to his distinguished career, Edward Kennedy suggested that the new Senate building be named after Hart. A bill sponsored by 85 senators passed, … Continue reading "1976 : Senator Philip Hart of Michigan Dies"
2010 : Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the Real-Life Model for We Can Do It Rosie the Riveter, Dies In Lansing
2010 : Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the Real-Life Model for We Can Do It Rosie the Riveter, Dies In Lansing
Dec 26 all-day
2010 : Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the Real-Life Model for We Can Do It Rosie the Riveter, Dies In Lansing
At 17, a young factory worker from Lansing, Michigan named Geraldine Doyle unwittingly inspired J. Howard Miller’s iconic “We Can Do It!” poster, an image that later became a powerful symbol of American women’s contributions … Continue reading "2010 : Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the Real-Life Model for We Can Do It Rosie the Riveter, Dies In Lansing"
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