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1862 : Albert Sleeper Born, Future Governor of Michigan
1862 : Albert Sleeper Born, Future Governor of Michigan
Dec 31 all-day
1862 : Albert Sleeper Born, Future Governor of Michigan
Albert Sleeper was born on December 31, 1862, in Bradford, Vermont and was educated at the Bradford Academy. In 1884, he moved to Lexington, Michigan, where he was a successful businessman owning several banks and … Continue reading "1862 : Albert Sleeper Born, Future Governor of Michigan"
1862 : Battle of Stones River
1862 : Battle of Stones River
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1862 : Battle of Stones River
On this day, a three-day battle began east of Nashville, Tennessee, one of the bloodiest of the Civil War. 71 Michigan soldiers would lose their lives. Source : Michigan Every Day. For more information, visit … Continue reading "1862 : Battle of Stones River"
1899 : SS Tashmoo Launched, One of the Most Beloved Pleasure Boats of the Early Twentieth Century
1899 : SS Tashmoo Launched, One of the Most Beloved Pleasure Boats of the Early Twentieth Century
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1899 : SS Tashmoo Launched, One of the Most Beloved Pleasure Boats of the Early Twentieth Century
The 306-foot paddle-wheeler steamship SS Tashmoo was launched Dec. 31, 1899, and was one of the most beloved pleasure boats to cruise the Great Lakes. She was built for the White Star Steamship Co. of … Continue reading "1899 : SS Tashmoo Launched, One of the Most Beloved Pleasure Boats of the Early Twentieth Century"
1956 : John Voelker’s Lucky Day
1956 : John Voelker’s Lucky Day
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1956 : John Voelker's Lucky Day
On December 31, 1956 St. Martin’s notified John Voelker that they had accepted Anatomy of a Murder for publication. Coincidentally, Governor G. Mennen Williams telephoned that same day to offer John a seat on the … Continue reading "1956 : John Voelker’s Lucky Day"
1983 : Fred Dakota Opens The Pines, The First Native American Casino in Michigan
1983 : Fred Dakota Opens The Pines, The First Native American Casino in Michigan
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1983 : Fred Dakota Opens The Pines, The First Native American Casino in Michigan
Fred Dakota Opens the First Native American Casino On the last day of 1983, New Year’s Eve, Fred Dakota was ready to open the doors of The Pines, a casino and bar. Thinking back to … Continue reading "1983 : Fred Dakota Opens The Pines, The First Native American Casino in Michigan"
2014 : Former Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelly Turns 90
2014 : Former Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelly Turns 90
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2014 : Former Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelly Turns 90
He’s not in the news frequently like he once was, but Frank Kelley, who served 37 years as Michigan attorney general and holds the record as the longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history, is still … Continue reading "2014 : Former Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelly Turns 90"
2017: Lake Superior State University Releases Annual List of Banned Words
2017: Lake Superior State University Releases Annual List of Banned Words
Dec 31 all-day
The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University eschewed “fake news” and released LSSU’s 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. “We’ve drilled down and unpacked tons … Continue reading "2017: Lake Superior State University Releases Annual List of Banned Words"
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