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1900 : President McKinley Stops in Three Oaks To Dedicate Memorial Park
1900 : President McKinley Stops in Three Oaks To Dedicate Memorial Park
Jun 28 all-day
1900 : President McKinley Stops in Three Oaks To Dedicate Memorial Park
The citizens of Three Oaks, Michigan won a contest to raise the most money per capita in memory of the U.S.S. Maine, which was sunk in the Havana Harbor before the start of the War … Continue reading "1900 : President McKinley Stops in Three Oaks To Dedicate Memorial Park"
1938 : Monkeys on the Loose At Belle Isle
1938 : Monkeys on the Loose At Belle Isle
Jun 28 all-day
As if a fancifully written news report about escaped monkeys on Belle Isle weren’t adorable enough, a police inspector’s six-year-old daughter had to get involved. June 28, 1938 Escaped Belle Isle Monkeys Make Picnic an … Continue reading "1938 : Monkeys on the Loose At Belle Isle"
1946 : Gilda Radner Born in Detroit
1946 : Gilda Radner Born in Detroit
Jun 28 all-day
1946 : Gilda Radner Born in Detroit
Gilda Radner – a 1964 Liggett School alumna and University of Michigan dropout who originally wanted to be a teacher for special-needs children — is best known for her work on “Saturday Night Live” in … Continue reading "1946 : Gilda Radner Born in Detroit"
1948 : Michigan State Police Crack Down on Wild City Fliers
1948 : Michigan State Police Crack Down on Wild City Fliers
Jun 28 all-day
On June 28, 1948, nine months after they received their first airplane, the Michigan State Police began patrolling airways over Detroit to control “wild city fliers.” —Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1953 : Workers Assemble First Corvette in Flint, Michigan
1953 : Workers Assemble First Corvette in Flint, Michigan
Jun 28 all-day
On June 28, 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly … Continue reading "1953 : Workers Assemble First Corvette in Flint, Michigan"
1958: Mackinac Bridge Officially Dedicated
1958: Mackinac Bridge Officially Dedicated
Jun 28 all-day
On June 28, 1958, the Mackinac Bridge was officially dedicated by Gov. G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams, Bridge Authority Chair Prentis Brown and their wives. They stood at the North Anchor block and tied together a … Continue reading "1958: Mackinac Bridge Officially Dedicated"
1965 : The Petoskey Stone Becomes Michigan’s Official State Stone
1965 : The Petoskey Stone Becomes Michigan’s Official State Stone
Jun 28 all-day
On June 28, 1965, Governor George Romney signed a bill that made the Petoskey Stone Michigan’s official State Stone. It was fitting that Miss Ella Jane Petoskey, the only living grand-child of Chief Petosegay, was … Continue reading "1965 : The Petoskey Stone Becomes Michigan’s Official State Stone"
1976 : The Game That Made Mark Fidrych (The Bird) Famous
1976 : The Game That Made Mark Fidrych (The Bird) Famous
Jun 28 all-day
1976 : The Game That Made Mark Fidrych (The Bird) Famous
Today we remember the game that made Mark ?The Bird? Fidrych famous. It was a night game played at Tiger Stadium on June 28, 1976. The Tigers squared off against the New York Yankees for … Continue reading "1976 : The Game That Made Mark Fidrych (The Bird) Famous"
1990: Nelson Mandela Visits Detroit
1990: Nelson Mandela Visits Detroit
Jun 28 all-day
1990: Nelson Mandela Visits Detroit
Nelson Mandela spoke to over 49,000 people at Tiger Stadium in Detroit in June 1990. “The man who stands before you is not a stranger,” Mandela said. “I am a member of the UAW; I … Continue reading "1990: Nelson Mandela Visits Detroit"
2013 : Miguel Cabrera Sets Another Record
2013 : Miguel Cabrera Sets Another Record
Jun 28 all-day
Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has done something this season that no big-league hitter has done since at least 1900. He has produced three games in one season in which he has gone 4-for-4 with … Continue reading "2013 : Miguel Cabrera Sets Another Record"
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