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1822 : First Stagecoach Line Established Out of Detroit
1822 : First Stagecoach Line Established Out of Detroit
May 31 all-day
The Detroit Gazette printed this announcement on May 31, 1822 regarding the very first stagecoach run outside of the city and immediate area: “Judge Clemens … has recently established a stage to leave this City … Continue reading "1822 : First Stagecoach Line Established Out of Detroit"
1855 : Soo Canal Completed
1855 : Soo Canal Completed
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1855 : Soo Canal Completed
On May 31, 1855, the Soo Canal between Lake Huron and Lake Superior was completed after two years of construction. It was considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the era, having cost just … Continue reading "1855 : Soo Canal Completed"
1884 : Kellogg Applies for a Flaked Cereal Patent
1884 : Kellogg Applies for a Flaked Cereal Patent
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On May 31, 1884, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applied for a patent for “flaked cereal”. Kellogg was a health-food fanatic, and was trying to improve the diet of patients at his hospital. His search for … Continue reading "1884 : Kellogg Applies for a Flaked Cereal Patent"
1907 : Myrtle Craig, First African American Graduate at MAC
1907 : Myrtle Craig, First African American Graduate at MAC
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1907 : Myrtle Craig, First African American Graduate at MAC
Myrtle Craig arrived at MAC after graduating from a small school in Missouri. Craig was not only a woman enrolling at MAC, but was the first African American student to attend the university. She faced … Continue reading "1907 : Myrtle Craig, First African American Graduate at MAC"
1907 : President Theodore Roosevelt Visits Lansing
1907 : President Theodore Roosevelt Visits Lansing
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1907 : President Theodore Roosevelt Visits Lansing
On May 31, 1907, Roosevelt arrived at the Lake Shore Depot on East Michigan Avenue, in Lansing. Governor Fred M. Warner, Lansing mayor Hugh Lyons, and M.A.C. president Snyder (who had originally invited the President … Continue reading "1907 : President Theodore Roosevelt Visits Lansing"
1927 : Detroit Tiger Johnny Neun Makes Unassisted Triple Play
1927 : Detroit Tiger Johnny Neun Makes Unassisted Triple Play
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1927 : Detroit Tiger Johnny Neun Makes Unassisted Triple Play
The highlight of Johnny Neun’s six-year career was his rare unassisted triple play for the Detroit Tigers in 1927. It is amazing how one moment can keep a player in baseball history forever, no matter … Continue reading "1927 : Detroit Tiger Johnny Neun Makes Unassisted Triple Play"
1964 : Historical Marker Dedicated to Ezekiel Solomon, Michigan’s First Jewish Resident
1964 : Historical Marker Dedicated to Ezekiel Solomon, Michigan’s First Jewish Resident
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1964 : Historical Marker Dedicated to Ezekiel Solomon, Michigan's First Jewish Resident
Two hundred years ago, Fort Michilimackinac was a remote British outpost in the New World where traders like Ezekiel Solomon plied their trade, bartering glass beads, blankets and other goods with the Indians and French … Continue reading "1964 : Historical Marker Dedicated to Ezekiel Solomon, Michigan’s First Jewish Resident"
1975 : Nation’s First Woman Recruiting Station Commander
1975 : Nation’s First Woman Recruiting Station Commander
May 31 all-day
On May 31, 1975, Mattie V. Parker assumed command of the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station at Detroit, the second largest AEES in the country at the time, and in the process became the … Continue reading "1975 : Nation’s First Woman Recruiting Station Commander"
1985 : Stroh’s Plant Closes in Detroit
1985 : Stroh’s Plant Closes in Detroit
May 31 all-day
Beer was brewed in Detroit as early as 1836. By the eve of the Civil War there were around 400 breweries in Michigan’s largest city. One of these was operated by Bernhard Stroh, who began … Continue reading "1985 : Stroh’s Plant Closes in Detroit"
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