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1668 : 1st Permanent Wooden Structure, St. Mary’s Church, Built in Sault Ste. Marie
1668 : 1st Permanent Wooden Structure, St. Mary’s Church, Built in Sault Ste. Marie
May 26 all-day
Dedication of the St. Mary’s Stone Monument May 26, 2018 The monument depicts an overview of the origins of St. Mary’s Church in Sault Ste. Marie  that was built in 1668, being the first permanent wooden … Continue reading "1668 : 1st Permanent Wooden Structure, St. Mary’s Church, Built in Sault Ste. Marie"
1768 : Detroit’s First Election
1768 : Detroit’s First Election
May 26 all-day
The first election was held in Detroit on May 26, 1768. Philippe Dejean was voted judge and justice of the district of Detroit, according to Clarence Burton’s book “The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922″. The … Continue reading "1768 : Detroit’s First Election"
1927 : Jud Heathcoate, Future Spartan Basketball Coach, Born
1927 : Jud Heathcoate, Future Spartan Basketball Coach, Born
May 26 all-day
1927 : Jud Heathcoate, Future Spartan Basketball Coach, Born
Today (May 26, 1927) is the anniversary of legendary Spartan basketball coach George “Jud” Heathcote’s birthday. The 1995 autobiography entitled “Jud: A Magical Journey,” co-authored by Jack Ebling, chronicles his early years. Born in Harvey, … Continue reading "1927 : Jud Heathcoate, Future Spartan Basketball Coach, Born"
1927 : Last Model T (Tin Lizzie) Rolls Off Assembly Line
1927 : Last Model T (Tin Lizzie) Rolls Off Assembly Line
May 26 all-day
On May 26, 1927 the Ford Motor Co. produced the last Model T, ending production of America’s first mass-produced automobile. The Model T, little changed during its lifetime, captured the nation’s imagination and catapulted Henry … Continue reading "1927 : Last Model T (Tin Lizzie) Rolls Off Assembly Line"
1937: The Battle of the Overpass
1937: The Battle of the Overpass
May 26 all-day
1937: The Battle of the Overpass
Unions fight for the rights of workers. But those battles are more often fought these days on picket lines, in contract negotiations, and through media coverage. However, violence and intimidation against union organizers and members … Continue reading "1937: The Battle of the Overpass"
1967 : First Two Women Sworn in as Michigan State Police Officers
1967 : First Two Women Sworn in as Michigan State Police Officers
May 26 all-day
On May 26, 1967, Kay E. Whitfield of Pontiac and Noreen E. Hillary of Grand Rapids became the first two women sworn in as officers in the Michigan State Police. Source : Detroit Historical Society … Continue reading "1967 : First Two Women Sworn in as Michigan State Police Officers"
2022 : Board of Canvassers Deny 5 Republican Governor Candidates Place on Primary Ballot
2022 : Board of Canvassers Deny 5 Republican Governor Candidates Place on Primary Ballot
May 26 all-day
Several candidates, including five gubernatorial candidates, were ruled ineligible to be on the August primary ballot after a deadlock vote from the Board of State Canvassers regarding fraudulent signatures submitted. Source : MIRS, May 26, … Continue reading "2022 : Board of Canvassers Deny 5 Republican Governor Candidates Place on Primary Ballot"
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