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1909: General Motors Buys Cadillac
1909: General Motors Buys Cadillac
Jul 29 all-day
On July 29, 1909, the newly formed General Motors Corporation (GM) acquires the country’s leading luxury automaker, the Cadillac Automobile Company, for $4.5 million. Cadillac was founded out of the ruins of automotive pioneer Henry … Continue reading "1909: General Motors Buys Cadillac"
1971 : No-Fault Divorce Instituted in Michigan
1971 : No-Fault Divorce Instituted in Michigan
Jul 29 all-day
A bill allowing “no-fault’ divorces was signed into law by Governor William Milliken. Prior to this law an individual seeking a divorce had to prove their partner was an abuser, a drunk, an adulterer, or … Continue reading "1971 : No-Fault Divorce Instituted in Michigan"
1974 : Detroit Pistons Bought by Group Led by Bill Davidson
1974 : Detroit Pistons Bought by Group Led by Bill Davidson
Jul 29 all-day
A group of investors, headed by Guardian Industries President Bill Davidson, bought the Detroit Pistons on July 29, 1974, for $8.1 million. The other owners announced that day were Herb Tyner, co-owner and president of … Continue reading "1974 : Detroit Pistons Bought by Group Led by Bill Davidson"
2021 : Senator Carl Levin Dies
2021 : Senator Carl Levin Dies
Jul 29 all-day
Carl Levin, a liberal Democrat who rose from a prominent Detroit family to become Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator and helped set military priorities and investigate corporate behavior for decades before retiring in 2015, died Thursday. … Continue reading "2021 : Senator Carl Levin Dies"
National Lipstick Day
National Lipstick Day
Jul 29 all-day
For makeup lovers, July 29 has become a day to bring out their favorite lipstick shades and flaunt their colored pouts, shop their favorite brands at discounted prices and even score free tubes — if they wake up … Continue reading "National Lipstick Day"
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