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1702 : Comet Startles Native Americans and French Fur Traders in Michigan
1702 : Comet Startles Native Americans and French Fur Traders in Michigan
Feb 27 all-day
1702 : Comet Startles Native Americans and French Fur Traders in Michigan
A comet streaked across the Michigan sky, alarming Native Americans and French fur traders. Source : Michigan History, January/February 2013.
1836 : Russell A. Alger Born
1836 : Russell A. Alger Born
Feb 27 all-day
Orphaned as a young boy, Russell Alger went on to study law and began a practice in Cleveland. During the Civil War, Alger became colonel of the Fifth and Sixth Michigan Regiments. After the war, … Continue reading "1836 : Russell A. Alger Born"
1899 : Michigan Agricultural College’s First Basketball Contest
1899 : Michigan Agricultural College’s First Basketball Contest
Feb 27 all-day
The March 7, 1899 issue of the MAC Record, an alumni publication, reveals that the M.A.C. Aggies played their first basketball game against Olivet, loosing 6-7. The teams were so evenly matched that at the … Continue reading "1899 : Michigan Agricultural College’s First Basketball Contest"
1989: Robert W. Claytor, Co-Founder of the Grand Rapids Urban League, Dies
1989: Robert W. Claytor, Co-Founder of the Grand Rapids Urban League, Dies
Feb 27 all-day
1989: Robert W. Claytor, Co-Founder of the Grand Rapids Urban League, Dies
Robert W. Claytor, born September 26, 1897 to a farming couple in Floyd County, Virginia, was the youngest of 13 children. As youths, Claytor’s parents were slaves in the pre-Civil War South. To obtain his … Continue reading "1989: Robert W. Claytor, Co-Founder of the Grand Rapids Urban League, Dies"
2013 : Rosa Parks Honored With Bronze Statue in U.S. Capitol
2013 : Rosa Parks Honored With Bronze Statue in U.S. Capitol
Feb 27 all-day
2013 : Rosa Parks Honored With Bronze Statue in U.S. Capitol
The “small, quiet woman” from Detroit is getting a big honor. U.S. Capitol architect Stephen T. Ayers disclosed Thursday the statue of Rosa Parks that will be unveiled Wednesday — the first full-size statue to … Continue reading "2013 : Rosa Parks Honored With Bronze Statue in U.S. Capitol"
2016 : The Who Hits 50! Tour Kicks Off in Detroit
2016 : The Who Hits 50! Tour Kicks Off in Detroit
Feb 27 all-day
2016 : The Who Hits 50! Tour Kicks Off in Detroit
The Who Hits 50! Tour is appearing at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan on February 27, 2016. When The Who take the stage in Detroit, it will mark the beginning of a 28-date … Continue reading "2016 : The Who Hits 50! Tour Kicks Off in Detroit"
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