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1863 : The Draft Continues During the Civil War
1863 : The Draft Continues During the Civil War
Oct 30 all-day
Drafting continues in Michigan. To fulfill the necessary federal quota of troops, Michigan continued drafting for the Union army. At the end of this call, 6,383 men were drafted. After reducing that number for men … Continue reading "1863 : The Draft Continues During the Civil War"
1943 : University of Michigan Football Star Tom Harmon Almost Dies in the Skies Over Occupied China
1943 : University of Michigan Football Star Tom Harmon Almost Dies in the Skies Over Occupied China
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1943 : University of Michigan Football Star Tom Harmon Almost Dies in the Skies Over Occupied China
Tom Harmon grew up in Gary, Indiana, the youngest son of a steel mill security guard. He worked his way through Michigan in the late 1930s while building his outstanding football career. By his junior … Continue reading "1943 : University of Michigan Football Star Tom Harmon Almost Dies in the Skies Over Occupied China"
1950 : Life Magazine Captures UM Drum Major Practicing
1950 : Life Magazine Captures UM Drum Major Practicing
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1950 : Life Magazine Captures UM Drum Major Practicing
ALFRED EISENSTAEDT / Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images The drum major for the University of Michigan marching band rehearses as admiring children fall in line, 1950. On October 30, 1950, Life magazine carried … Continue reading "1950 : Life Magazine Captures UM Drum Major Practicing"
1956 : Romeo Community High School Clamps Down on Elvis Presley Hairstyles
1956 : Romeo Community High School Clamps Down on Elvis Presley Hairstyles
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1956 : Romeo Community High School Clamps Down on Elvis Presley Hairstyles
On Oct. 30, 1956, 52 boys at Romeo Community High School faced a deadline to either trim their Elvis Presley-like hairstyles or leave the school. The Superintendent of Romeo Community High School imposed the deadline … Continue reading "1956 : Romeo Community High School Clamps Down on Elvis Presley Hairstyles"
2014 : Digging Detroit Launches First Video
2014 : Digging Detroit Launches First Video
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2014 : Digging Detroit Launches First Video
Digging Detroit : The Backstory : Digging Detroit’s producers share their story and vision for the show. Featuring Thomas J. Reed, Jr., Pete Kalinski and Kevin Walsh. Kevin Walsh, “Ken Burns-On-A-Shoestring: Creating Buzz for Launch … Continue reading "2014 : Digging Detroit Launches First Video"
2015 : Zombies Spotted on Wayne State University Campus
2015 : Zombies Spotted on Wayne State University Campus
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2015 : Zombies Spotted on Wayne State University Campus
Wayne State University was a prime spot for zombie sightings today. Zombified students, staff and faculty danced, crawled and groaned their way through campus during the university’s zombie parade. The special event was sponsored by … Continue reading "2015 : Zombies Spotted on Wayne State University Campus"
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