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1877 : Will Carleton Celebrates Decoration Day by Delivering Poem at Arlington National Cemetary
1877 : Will Carleton Celebrates Decoration Day by Delivering Poem at Arlington National Cemetary
May 30 all-day
Today, we call it Memorial Day. However, in the days immediately following the Civil War, the annual May remembrance of the soldiers who died saving the Union and ending slavery, was known as Decoration Day. … Continue reading "1877 : Will Carleton Celebrates Decoration Day by Delivering Poem at Arlington National Cemetary"
1879 : University of Michigan Plays First Football Game
1879 : University of Michigan Plays First Football Game
May 30 all-day
On May 30, 1879, Michigan played its first intercollegiate football game against Racine College at White Stocking Park in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune called it “the first rugby-football game to be played west of the … Continue reading "1879 : University of Michigan Plays First Football Game"
1880: First Trains Arrived at Michigan Central R.R. Depot
1880: First Trains Arrived at Michigan Central R.R. Depot
May 30 all-day
On tMay 30th 1880: First trains arrived at Michigan Central R.R. depot on Third Street Source : Detroit History Society home page
1912 : Airplane Over Flint Fair Grounds
1912 : Airplane Over Flint Fair Grounds
May 30 all-day
1912 : Airplane Over Flint Fair Grounds
Biplane flying over fields. Mat embossed. Handwritten on mat back: “Walter Brookins in his monoplane [sic] over fair grounds, Flint, Mich. Taken by Miss Lottie Sweers, May 30th 1912.”   From the Detroit Public Library Burton … Continue reading "1912 : Airplane Over Flint Fair Grounds"
1912 : City of Detroit III Begins Luxury Trips to Buffalo
1912 : City of Detroit III Begins Luxury Trips to Buffalo
May 30 all-day
1912 : City of Detroit III Begins Luxury Trips to Buffalo
More than 6,000 people turned out to see the City of Detroit III launched at the Wyandotte, Mich., yard of the Detroit Shipbuilding Company on Oct. 7, 1911. Among the dignitaries on hand were Kirby, … Continue reading "1912 : City of Detroit III Begins Luxury Trips to Buffalo"
1926 : Gordon Guyer, Head of MSU Extension and MSU President, Born
1926 : Gordon Guyer, Head of MSU Extension and MSU President, Born
May 30 all-day
Gordon Guyer, MSU’s 18th president, and a former director of MSU Extension, died on March 30, 2016 at age 89. He was born in Kalamazoo May 30, 1926.  Guyer served as the director of MSU … Continue reading "1926 : Gordon Guyer, Head of MSU Extension and MSU President, Born"
1928 : Chrysler Buys Dodge Brothers
1928 : Chrysler Buys Dodge Brothers
May 30 all-day
1928 : Chrysler Buys Dodge Brothers
  May 30, 1928, Chrysler Corporation purchased the Dodge Brothers auto company in Detroit and became the third largest automobile manufacturer behind General Motors and Ford. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1930 : Polar Bear Monument Dedicated at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetary in Troy
1930 : Polar Bear Monument Dedicated at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetary in Troy
May 30 all-day
1930 : Polar Bear Monument Dedicated at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetary in Troy
Detroit’s Own” Polar Bears Memorial,White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, Michigan.  This work, by sculptor Leon Hermant, was dedicated on May 30, 1930. On May 30, 1930, in an impressive ceremony attended by top military personnel and … Continue reading "1930 : Polar Bear Monument Dedicated at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetary in Troy"
1944 : German Prisoners at Camp Owosso
1944 : German Prisoners at Camp Owosso
May 30 all-day
1944 : German Prisoners at Camp Owosso
Soldiers line up at a makeshift prisoner-of-war camp at the Owosso Speedway race track during World War II [National Archives]. On May 30, 1944, the U.S. government brought 200 German prisoners to Camp Owosso and … Continue reading "1944 : German Prisoners at Camp Owosso"
1970 : Willie Horton Saves Al Kaline’s Life at Milwaukee’s County Stadium
1970 : Willie Horton Saves Al Kaline’s Life at Milwaukee’s County Stadium
May 30 all-day
In the history of major league baseball no player has died on the field during a game, but 45 years ago, Tiger legend Al Kaline nearly earned that distinction but for the heroics of teammate … Continue reading "1970 : Willie Horton Saves Al Kaline’s Life at Milwaukee’s County Stadium"
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