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1813 : Lewis Cass Appointed Michigan Territorial Governor
1813 : Lewis Cass Appointed Michigan Territorial Governor
Oct 29 all-day
1813 : Lewis Cass Appointed Michigan Territorial Governor
Lewis Cass is appointed territorial governor. A native of New Hampshire, who later moved to Ohio, Cass was rewarded for earlier service in the War of 1812, when President James Madison appointed him governor of … Continue reading "1813 : Lewis Cass Appointed Michigan Territorial Governor"
1829 : Ingham County, Michigan Created
1829 : Ingham County, Michigan Created
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Ingham County was established by an act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature on October 29, 1829, from portions of Shiawassee County, Washtenaw County and unorganized territory. It was attached for administrative purposes to Washtenaw County … Continue reading "1829 : Ingham County, Michigan Created"
1901 : First Long Distance Drive From Detroit to New York City
1901 : First Long Distance Drive From Detroit to New York City
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1901 : First Long Distance Drive From Detroit to New York City
One of the ways auto makers drew attention to their vehicles in the early days was to take trips in them. On this day, Roy D. Chapin, an associate of Ransom E. Olds, left Detroit … Continue reading "1901 : First Long Distance Drive From Detroit to New York City"
1910 : Fighting Farmers End 8-Game Losing Streak Against Notre Dame
1910 : Fighting Farmers End 8-Game Losing Streak Against Notre Dame
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On October 29, 1910 some 4000 spectators paid anywhere from $.50 to $1.50 per ticket to watch the Michigan Aggies play Notre Dame. Some alumns reportedly traveled more than 500 miles to attend the game … Continue reading "1910 : Fighting Farmers End 8-Game Losing Streak Against Notre Dame"
1927 : James Vernor Dies, Creator of Vernor’s Ginger Ale
1927 : James Vernor Dies, Creator of Vernor’s Ginger Ale
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1927 : James Vernor Dies, Creator of Vernor's Ginger Ale
A pharmacy worker and owner and a Civil War Veteran, James Vernor invented a drink called Vernor’s Ginger Ale which became synonomous with Detroit. Source : Michigan Every Day. For more more information, visit Vernors … Continue reading "1927 : James Vernor Dies, Creator of Vernor’s Ginger Ale"
1966 : 96 Tears Reaches Number 1
1966 : 96 Tears Reaches Number 1
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Nearly five decades since a group of first generation Americans recorded one of the best known and most influential songs of the 1960s in a humble, homespun studio in Bay City, the ditty is garnering … Continue reading "1966 : 96 Tears Reaches Number 1"
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