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1760 : French Surrender Michigan to British
1760 : French Surrender Michigan to British
Nov 29 all-day
1760 : French Surrender Michigan to British
Painting of the French surrender of Fort Pontchartain du Detroit to English. On Nov. 29, 1760, the French surrendered Michigan to the British after only three-score years of rule. Captain Francoise-Marie Picote, Sieur de Bellestre, … Continue reading "1760 : French Surrender Michigan to British"
1847 : Michigan’s First Telegraph Line Completed
1847 : Michigan’s First Telegraph Line Completed
Nov 29 all-day
On November 29, 1847, Michigan’s first telegraph line was completed along the Michigan Central railroad tracks between Detroit and Ypsilanti. The first messages sent were long and ranged from the price of wheat and putty … Continue reading "1847 : Michigan’s First Telegraph Line Completed"
1870 : Susan B. Anthony Demands Right to Vote In Detroit
1870 : Susan B. Anthony Demands Right to Vote In Detroit
Nov 29 all-day
1870 : Susan B. Anthony Demands Right to Vote In Detroit
Speaking at the Northwestern Woman’s Suffrage Association in Detroit on November 29, 1870, Susan B. Anthony shared her ideas on woman suffrage, her reasons for demanding it, the abuses women suffer for lacking it. The … Continue reading "1870 : Susan B. Anthony Demands Right to Vote In Detroit"
1883 : Former Michigan Gov. William Greenly Dies, Signed Legislation to Move Capitol to Lansing
1883 : Former Michigan Gov. William Greenly Dies, Signed Legislation to Move Capitol to Lansing
Nov 29 all-day
On Nov. 29, 1883, former Michigan Gov. William Greenly, the state’s sixth governor, died in his hometown of Adrian at age 70. Greenly served as lieutenant governor until Mar. 4, 1847, when Gov. Alpheus Felch … Continue reading "1883 : Former Michigan Gov. William Greenly Dies, Signed Legislation to Move Capitol to Lansing"
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