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1933 : Governor William Comstock Celebrates Repeal of Prohibition By Buying The First Bottle of Whiskey Sold
1933 : Governor William Comstock Celebrates Repeal of Prohibition By Buying The First Bottle of Whiskey Sold
Dec 30 all-day
With the repeal of prohibition, Governor William Comstock bought a bottle of Old Taylor, the first bottle of whiskey sold in the state. Sources : Historical Society of Michigan Ken Coleman, “On this day in … Continue reading "1933 : Governor William Comstock Celebrates Repeal of Prohibition By Buying The First Bottle of Whiskey Sold"
1934 : Chuck Westover, a.k.a. Del Shannon, Born in Battle Creek
1934 : Chuck Westover, a.k.a. Del Shannon, Born in Battle Creek
Dec 30 all-day
1934 : Chuck Westover, a.k.a. Del Shannon, Born in Battle Creek
Born in Battle Creek but raised in Coopersville near Grand Rapids, Chuck Weeden Westover achieved fame in 1961 with the song “Runaway”, co-written with Max Crook. Boosted by Shannon’s appearance on American Bandstand, the song … Continue reading "1934 : Chuck Westover, a.k.a. Del Shannon, Born in Battle Creek"
1936 : Flint Sit-Down Strike Begins
1936 : Flint Sit-Down Strike Begins
Dec 30 all-day
1936 : Flint Sit-Down Strike Begins
On December 30, 1936, Fisher Body workers struck this plant in Flint, Michigan, as the sit-down strikes against General Motors continued. Their primary objective was union recognition. Violence erupted on January 11, 1937, as an … Continue reading "1936 : Flint Sit-Down Strike Begins"
1998: Dwarf Lake Iris Designated Michigan’s Official Wildflower
1998: Dwarf Lake Iris Designated Michigan’s Official Wildflower
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1998: Dwarf Lake Iris Designated Michigan's Official Wildflower
Michigan State Wildflower: Dwarf Lake Iris In 1996, the Wildflower Association of Michigan sponsored an informal wildflower preference poll in newspapers throughout the state. The Association invited citizens to vote for one of six native … Continue reading "1998: Dwarf Lake Iris Designated Michigan’s Official Wildflower"
2014 : University of Michigan Introduces Jim Harbaugh as New Football Coach
2014 : University of Michigan Introduces Jim Harbaugh as New Football Coach
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2014 : University of Michigan Introduces Jim Harbaugh as New Football Coach
Michigan has told its biggest boosters that a deal for Jim Harbaugh to become its next head coach is done and that a news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, a source close to Michigan told … Continue reading "2014 : University of Michigan Introduces Jim Harbaugh as New Football Coach"
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