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1805 : First Michigan Territorial Governor Appointed
1805 : First Michigan Territorial Governor Appointed
Jun 30 all-day
1805 : First Michigan Territorial Governor Appointed
On June 30, 1805, the first governor of the territory of Michigan was appointed. William Hull, a Massachusetts native, was appointed to govern the state out of the new capital in Detroit. Although the British … Continue reading "1805 : First Michigan Territorial Governor Appointed"
1915 : Detroit Girls Toss A Message In a Bottle; Discovered Nearly 100 Years Later
1915 : Detroit Girls Toss A Message In a Bottle; Discovered Nearly 100 Years Later
Jun 30 all-day
1915 : Detroit Girls Toss A Message In a Bottle; Discovered Nearly 100 Years Later
Steamer Tashmoo Loaded With Passengers (around 1901)  Nearly a century ago  Selina Pramstaller and Tillie Esper of Detroit wrote a simple note as they enjoyed a day at a popular amusement park on Harsens Island. … Continue reading "1915 : Detroit Girls Toss A Message In a Bottle; Discovered Nearly 100 Years Later"
1930 : Housewife’s League of Detroit Formed
1930 : Housewife’s League of Detroit Formed
Jun 30 all-day
1930 : Housewife's League of Detroit Formed
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE BURTON HISTORICAL COLLECTION, DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY The name “Housewives’ League of Detroit” may conjure up quaint images of genteel tea parties, leisurely bridge games, and gossipy luncheons, or it might sound … Continue reading "1930 : Housewife’s League of Detroit Formed"
1934 : Detroit Lions Purchased for $8,000
1934 : Detroit Lions Purchased for $8,000
Jun 30 all-day
1934 : Detroit Lions Purchased for $8,000
On June 30, 1934, the National Football League’s Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans were purchased by George A. Richards (owner of Detroit’s powerful WJR) and moved to Detroit with a new name — the Lions. The purchase … Continue reading "1934 : Detroit Lions Purchased for $8,000"
1953 : First Corvette Rolls Off Production Line in Flint
1953 : First Corvette Rolls Off Production Line in Flint
Jun 30 all-day
1953 : First Corvette Rolls Off Production Line in Flint
The first Chevrolet Corvette came off an assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Harley Earl, remembered as one of the greatest automotive designers, began working on a car called the Corvette for General Motors in 1951. … Continue reading "1953 : First Corvette Rolls Off Production Line in Flint"
1995 : Remains of Lansing to Howell Plank Road Discovered
1995 : Remains of Lansing to Howell Plank Road Discovered
Jun 30 all-day
On June 30, 1995, workers reconstructing Grand River Avenue in East Lansing, Michigan, ran into a series of logs lying side by side two feet below the road surface. An on-site technician from the Michigan … Continue reading "1995 : Remains of Lansing to Howell Plank Road Discovered"
2010 : Buster Keaton Statue Dedicated in Muskegon
2010 : Buster Keaton Statue Dedicated in Muskegon
Jun 30 all-day
2010 : Buster Keaton Statue Dedicated in Muskegon
The Muskegon, Michigan Connection: This bronze statue of Buster Keaton along with a commemorative plaque was purchased and placed in front of the Frauenthal Center in downtown Muskegon on Western Avenue on June 30, 2010. … Continue reading "2010 : Buster Keaton Statue Dedicated in Muskegon"
2015 : Michigan Experiences Second Earthquake in Two Months
2015 : Michigan Experiences Second Earthquake in Two Months
Jun 30 all-day
A 3.3-magnitude earthquake that struck 13 miles southeast of Battle Creek today has scientists scratching their heads. Today’s temblor was about 20 miles from the location of a magnitude-4.2 quake that occurred 5 miles south … Continue reading "2015 : Michigan Experiences Second Earthquake in Two Months"
2015 : MSU Ranked Among 50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.
2015 : MSU Ranked Among 50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.
Jun 30 all-day
According to Best Colleges Online, MSU’s W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Hidden Lake Gardens are ranked among the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.” In evaluating the top university botanical … Continue reading "2015 : MSU Ranked Among 50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S."
2016: MSU’s century-old barley revived to make Michigan beer
2016: MSU’s century-old barley revived to make Michigan beer
Jun 30 all-day
In the waning days of prohibition, Congress legalized 3.2 beer, opening up a new market for Michigan farmers. For years they had been growing Spartan barley, a grain developed at Michigan State College in 1916, and … Continue reading "2016: MSU’s century-old barley revived to make Michigan beer"
2020 : Lewis Cass Building Renamed Elliott-Larsen Building
2020 : Lewis Cass Building Renamed Elliott-Larsen Building
Jun 30 all-day
2020 : Lewis Cass Building Renamed Elliott-Larsen Building
A state office building in downtown Lansing has been renamed to honor the authors of Michigan’s landmark civil rights law, making it the first state building to be named after an African American woman. The … Continue reading "2020 : Lewis Cass Building Renamed Elliott-Larsen Building"
2023 : Hands Free Mobile Phones Now Law
2023 : Hands Free Mobile Phones Now Law
Jun 30 all-day
Drivers will soon face fines for using mobile devices to make phone calls and post to social media on Michigan’s roads under legislation approved by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday. Those who lost loved ones in accidents involving … Continue reading "2023 : Hands Free Mobile Phones Now Law"
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