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1863 : Troy Township Approves Tax to Fund Bonuses for Military Volunteers
1863 : Troy Township Approves Tax to Fund Bonuses for Military Volunteers
Dec 28 all-day
On December 28, 1863, the voters of Troy Township approved a tax to compensate soldiers. The tax paid $100 to each man who volunteered to join the Union military. According to the report from Michigan … Continue reading "1863 : Troy Township Approves Tax to Fund Bonuses for Military Volunteers"
1881 : Inventor Lloyd Groff Copeman Born
1881 : Inventor Lloyd Groff Copeman Born
Dec 28 all-day
Lloyd Groff Copeman (28 December 1881 – 5 July 1956) was a prolific American inventor who devised the first electric stove and the flexible rubber ice cube tray, among other products. Copeman was raised by … Continue reading "1881 : Inventor Lloyd Groff Copeman Born"
1915 : Ypsilanti Boarding Houses Can Set Their Own Rules Governing Gentleman Callers
1915 : Ypsilanti Boarding Houses Can Set Their Own Rules Governing Gentleman Callers
Dec 28 all-day
In 1915, State Attorney General Grant Fellows ruled that the state board of education had no power to regulate private boardinghouses in Ypsilanti where young women who attended the State Normal College resided. The ruling … Continue reading "1915 : Ypsilanti Boarding Houses Can Set Their Own Rules Governing Gentleman Callers"
1952 : Detroit Lions Win NFL Championship
1952 : Detroit Lions Win NFL Championship
Dec 28 all-day
On December 28, 1952, Doak Walker’s 67-yard third-quarter touchdown led the Detroit Lions to a 17-7 win over the Cleveland Browns for the NFL championship. The Lions last previous NFL Championship was in  1935. Source … Continue reading "1952 : Detroit Lions Win NFL Championship"
1960 : Where the Boys Are Premieres
1960 : Where the Boys Are Premieres
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1960 : Where the Boys Are Premieres
As spring breakers hit the beaches and slopes in exotic locales today, few if any have any clue that they form part of a cultural phenomenon that was fueled a half century ago by the … Continue reading "1960 : Where the Boys Are Premieres"
1973 : Mayor Coleman Young Sworn In as Mayor of Detroit
1973 : Mayor Coleman Young Sworn In as Mayor of Detroit
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1973 : Mayor Coleman Young Sworn In as Mayor of Detroit
Not wanting to be occupied on January 1, Mayor Coleman Young was sworn in as Detroit’s first Black Mayor in 1973. Sources : Michigan Every Day. Time Article About Mayor Coleman Young, December 2, 2009.
2006 : President Gerald Ford Dies
2006 : President Gerald Ford Dies
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2006 : President Gerald Ford Dies
Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford has died at age 93. The 38th president of the United States, Gerald Ford took office when the Watergate scandal forced Richard Nixon from the presidency. He is best … Continue reading "2006 : President Gerald Ford Dies"
2014 : Michigan Citizen Ends Weekly Publication
2014 : Michigan Citizen Ends Weekly Publication
Dec 28 all-day
The Michigan Citizen published its last weekly edition Dec. 28, 2014. We have deep gratitude for the hundreds of contributors over nearly four decades, the tens of thousands of readers and the citizens in our … Continue reading "2014 : Michigan Citizen Ends Weekly Publication"
2018 : Barack Obama Likes Lord Huron Song
2018 : Barack Obama Likes Lord Huron Song
Dec 28 all-day
We always knew former President Barack Obama had good taste (consider, for example, his wife). It’s been a tradition of his in recent Decembers to publish lists of his favorite music, books and movies of … Continue reading "2018 : Barack Obama Likes Lord Huron Song"
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