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1951 : President Truman Help Detroit Celebrate Its 250th Birthday
1951 : President Truman Help Detroit Celebrate Its 250th Birthday
Jul 28 all-day
800,000 residents watched a birthday parade featuring Detroit’s history. President Truman was even on hand. “Detroit Relives Colorful Past in Blaze of Glory; Spectacular Parade Thrills 800,000 on Line of March”, Detroit Free Press, July … Continue reading "1951 : President Truman Help Detroit Celebrate Its 250th Birthday"
1967 : Detroit Free Press Demands That the Detroit News Surrender
1967 : Detroit Free Press Demands That the Detroit News Surrender
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During the 1967 riot, the Free Press borrows an armored personnel carrier (sans gun) from Chrysler Corp., which builds them in Warren. The vehicle is used to protect reporters in riot areas. But one morning, … Continue reading "1967 : Detroit Free Press Demands That the Detroit News Surrender"
1967 : Final Day of Detroit Race Riots
1967 : Final Day of Detroit Race Riots
Jul 28 all-day
Between July 23 and July 28, 1967, 43 died, 467 were injured, and over 7000 were arrested in Detroit during a series of skirmishes between Detroit police, the National Guard, the U.S. Army, and the … Continue reading "1967 : Final Day of Detroit Race Riots"
1999 : The First Casino License in Detroit
1999 : The First Casino License in Detroit
Jul 28 all-day
The first casino license in Detroit here was issued to MGM Grand Detroit on July 28, 1999. Source : Robert Allen, “Who’s winning big at Detroit’s casinos“, Detroit Free Press, July 17, 2017.
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