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1701 : Construction Begins on St. Anne’s Church in Detroit
1701 : Construction Begins on St. Anne’s Church in Detroit
Jul 26 all-day
On July 26, 1701, just two days after Cadillac’s arrival, construction began on St. Anne’s church in Detroit, and the first Mass was celebrated. Now located near the Ambassador Bridge, St. Anne’s is the longest … Continue reading "1701 : Construction Begins on St. Anne’s Church in Detroit"
1883 : Nation’s Largest Logjam Threatens Grand Rapids
1883 : Nation’s Largest Logjam Threatens Grand Rapids
Jul 26 all-day
1883 : Nation's Largest Logjam Threatens Grand Rapids
During June and July of 1863, heavy rains caused the Grand River to rise nearly twenty inches. Lumbermen took advantage of the high water to bring their logs down river where they were held by … Continue reading "1883 : Nation’s Largest Logjam Threatens Grand Rapids"
1905: Copper Country Shaken
1905: Copper Country Shaken
Jul 26 all-day
1905: Copper Country Shaken
On July 26, 1905 the Keewenaw Peninsula was shaken by an earthquake.  It was determined to be a VIII on the Mercalli Scale, which translates on the Richter Scale as being between 5.0-5.9.  Chimneys were toppled and … Continue reading "1905: Copper Country Shaken"
1967 : Algiers Hotel Murders During Detroit Race Riot
1967 : Algiers Hotel Murders During Detroit Race Riot
Jul 26 all-day
1967 : Algiers Hotel Murders During Detroit Race Riot
The Algiers Motel as seen from Woodward Avenue with the three story annex in the background. Three unarmed black teens were murdered/found dead on the floor inside a transient motel annex north of downtown Detroit … Continue reading "1967 : Algiers Hotel Murders During Detroit Race Riot"
2015 : Lansing’s John Smoltz Becomes Member of Baseball Hall of Fame
2015 : Lansing’s John Smoltz Becomes Member of Baseball Hall of Fame
Jul 26 all-day
On July 26, 2015, John Smoltz of Lansing was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was voted in on the first ballot by the Baseball Writers Association of America on January 6, 2015. … Continue reading "2015 : Lansing’s John Smoltz Becomes Member of Baseball Hall of Fame"
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