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1912 : Martha Griffiths Born
1912 : Martha Griffiths Born
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1912 : Martha Griffiths Born
Martha Edna Wright was born in Pierce City, Missouri, on January 29, 1912. Her father, Charles Elbridge Wright, was a rural mail carrier. Her mother, Nelle, served as a substitute carrier from the time that … Continue reading "1912 : Martha Griffiths Born"
1919 : Michigan Ratifies the 18th Amendment, Prohibiting the Sale of Intoxicating Liquours in the United States
1919 : Michigan Ratifies the 18th Amendment, Prohibiting the Sale of Intoxicating Liquours in the United States
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1919 : Michigan Ratifies the 18th Amendment, Prohibiting the Sale of Intoxicating Liquours in the United States
The 18th Amendment, prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in the United States, was ratified by the Michigan legislature on this day. Michigan actually went dry on May 1, 1918, over a year before the … Continue reading "1919 : Michigan Ratifies the 18th Amendment, Prohibiting the Sale of Intoxicating Liquours in the United States"
1945 : Actor Tom Selleck Born in Detroit
1945 : Actor Tom Selleck Born in Detroit
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1945 : Actor Tom Selleck Born in Detroit
On Jan. 29, 1945, actor Tom Selleck was born in Detroit. Selleck would go on to star in the TV shows “Magnum PI” and “Blue Bloods” and in such movies as “Three Men and a … Continue reading "1945 : Actor Tom Selleck Born in Detroit"
1971: Rocket Fired into Outer Space from Kewenaw Peninsula
1971: Rocket Fired into Outer Space from Kewenaw Peninsula
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1971: Rocket Fired into Outer Space from Kewenaw Peninsula
Did you know Michigan’s first rocket to launch into space came from a site in the Keweenaw? The State of Michigan established a rocket range at this location. It was active from 1964-1971. The first … Continue reading "1971: Rocket Fired into Outer Space from Kewenaw Peninsula"
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