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1863 : Henry Ford Born
1863 : Henry Ford Born
Jul 30 all-day
1863 : Henry Ford Born
Born on July 30, 1863 on a Dearborn, Michigan farm, Henry Ford created the Ford Model T car in 1908 and went on to develop the assembly line mode of production, which revolutionized the industry. … Continue reading "1863 : Henry Ford Born"
1864 : Company K Displays Courage at Battle of the Crater (Part 3)
1864 : Company K Displays Courage at Battle of the Crater (Part 3)
Jul 30 all-day
“Among our troops was a company of Indians, belonging to the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters. They did splendid work (at the Battle of the Crater), crawling to the very top of the bank, and rising up, … Continue reading "1864 : Company K Displays Courage at Battle of the Crater (Part 3)"
1864 : Company K Participates in Battle of the Crater (Part 1)
1864 : Company K Participates in Battle of the Crater (Part 1)
Jul 30 all-day
1864 : Company K Participates in Battle of the Crater (Part 1)
Company K of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters resting after the Battle of the Wilderness. A contingent of 150 Native Americans who comprised Company K of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters during the Civil War fought in … Continue reading "1864 : Company K Participates in Battle of the Crater (Part 1)"
1864 : Company K Participates in Battle of the Crater (Part 2)
1864 : Company K Participates in Battle of the Crater (Part 2)
Jul 30 all-day
On July 30, 1864, the Union forces detonated four tons of black powder in a tunnel that had been dug directly under the Confederate works at Petersburg. The blast cut out a crater in the … Continue reading "1864 : Company K Participates in Battle of the Crater (Part 2)"
1928 : Chrysler Buys Dodge Brothers
1928 : Chrysler Buys Dodge Brothers
Jul 30 all-day
The purchase, which quadrupled Chrysler’s size, was criticized, but Walter Chrysler defended his decision. “The Chrysler Corp. got the huge Dodge foundry and forges, which enabled it to increase production to other models,” Rosenbusch explained. … Continue reading "1928 : Chrysler Buys Dodge Brothers"
1975 : The Night Jimmy Hoffa Disappears, Never to Be Seen Again
1975 : The Night Jimmy Hoffa Disappears, Never to Be Seen Again
Jul 30 all-day
On July 30, 1975, Jimmy Hoffa left home for an afternoon meeting with Anthony (Tony Jack) Giacalone, a reputed crime capo in Detroit, and Anthony Provenzano, a New Jersey Teamster boss known to friends as … Continue reading "1975 : The Night Jimmy Hoffa Disappears, Never to Be Seen Again"
1997 : Charter Schools Declared Constitutional in Michigan
1997 : Charter Schools Declared Constitutional in Michigan
Jul 30 all-day
On July 30, 1997, the Supreme Court overturned two lower court decisions and ruled that charter schools are constitutional. The future of charter schools in Michigan had been at stake in the case, which began … Continue reading "1997 : Charter Schools Declared Constitutional in Michigan"
1999 : Van Douglas, Detroit Radio Pioneer, Dies
1999 : Van Douglas, Detroit Radio Pioneer, Dies
Jul 30 all-day
1999 : Van Douglas, Detroit Radio Pioneer, Dies
Van Douglas, Detroit’s first Black radio star, died at age 84 on July 30, 1999. The native Virginian and Wayne State University graduate enjoyed a pioneering broadcast career that spanned for more than 50 years. … Continue reading "1999 : Van Douglas, Detroit Radio Pioneer, Dies"
2018 : Mitten State Blog Celebrates the Pasty
2018 : Mitten State Blog Celebrates the Pasty
Jul 30 all-day
2018 : Mitten State Blog Celebrates the Pasty
There are two types of places that you’ll hear the phrase “hands off my pasty!”. One can get you kicked out of an establishment with a cover charge and the other is just any reputable restaurant … Continue reading "2018 : Mitten State Blog Celebrates the Pasty"
Henry Ford Day
Henry Ford Day
Jul 30 all-day
Sec. 3.  (1) The legislature recognizes the outstanding contributions to American life, history, and culture made by Henry Ford, founder of Ford motor company and a man of great vision.  During most of his life, Henry … Continue reading "Henry Ford Day"
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