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1763 : James Kent Born, Namesake for Kent County
1763 : James Kent Born, Namesake for Kent County
Jul 31 all-day
1763 : James Kent Born, Namesake for Kent County
James Kent by Rembrandt Peale (c.1835) James Kent (born July 31, 1763 in Fredericksburg, New York; died December 12, 1847 in New York City) was an Amrican jurist and legal scholar. Some would consider him … Continue reading "1763 : James Kent Born, Namesake for Kent County"
1855 : Andrew Jackson Blackbird Helps Negotiate Treaty With Ottawa and Chippewa
1855 : Andrew Jackson Blackbird Helps Negotiate Treaty With Ottawa and Chippewa
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1855 : Andrew Jackson Blackbird Helps Negotiate Treaty With Ottawa and Chippewa
When the “Treaty With The Ottawa and Chippewa” was signed on July 31, 1855, Andrew Jackson Blackbird served as an interpreter, translator and official witness for the Native Americans. Andrew J. Blackbird (c.1815 – 1908), … Continue reading "1855 : Andrew Jackson Blackbird Helps Negotiate Treaty With Ottawa and Chippewa"
1911 : General Motors Listed on New York Stock Exchange
1911 : General Motors Listed on New York Stock Exchange
Jul 31 all-day
On July 31, 1911, the New York Stock Exchange listed General Motors securities, the first automobile stock to be approved for listing in that body. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1923 : Car Ferry Service Begins at Straits of Mackinac
1923 : Car Ferry Service Begins at Straits of Mackinac
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1923 : Car Ferry Service Begins at Straits of Mackinac
On this day, the State of Michigan began a state ferry service from Mackinac City to St. Ignace to connect the Upper and Lower Peninsulas — a service that continued until the opening of the … Continue reading "1923 : Car Ferry Service Begins at Straits of Mackinac"
1964 : Tom Gore Born, Owner of Detroit Pistons
1964 : Tom Gore Born, Owner of Detroit Pistons
Jul 31 all-day
Tom Gores was named  Tewfiq Georgious, Arabic: توفيق جورجيوس‎ when he was born  on July 31, 1964 to a practicing Catholic family in Nazareth, Israel, the son of a father of Greek descent and a … Continue reading "1964 : Tom Gore Born, Owner of Detroit Pistons"
1969 : Lansing Mall Opens
1969 : Lansing Mall Opens
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The Lansing Mall opened July 31, 1969. The mall was mid-Michigan’s first enclosed shopping center. It cost $18 million to build. At 600,000 square feet it sprawled across 11 acres, like a small city under … Continue reading "1969 : Lansing Mall Opens"
1987 : Detroit People Mover Officially Opens
1987 : Detroit People Mover Officially Opens
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1987 : Detroit People Mover Officially Opens
On July 31, 1987, the Detroit People Mover opened for the first time. The Detroit Transportation Corporation, City of Detroit, is owner and operator of the Detroit People Mover. The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is … Continue reading "1987 : Detroit People Mover Officially Opens"
1988 : Last American Playboy Club Closes in Lansing
1988 : Last American Playboy Club Closes in Lansing
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1988 : Last American Playboy Club Closes in Lansing
Lansing State Journal photo. The last of the Playboy Clubs, located in the Hilton Inn in Lansing, Michigan, once employed 45 “bunnies.” According to Time magazine (July 25, 1988), the scanty outfits and cottontails donned … Continue reading "1988 : Last American Playboy Club Closes in Lansing"
2017 : Michigan Vietnam Veteran Receives Medal of Honor
2017 : Michigan Vietnam Veteran Receives Medal of Honor
Jul 31 all-day
An Army medic from South Haven who risked his life nine times to rescue comrades in Vietnam is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump. Trump is set to present … Continue reading "2017 : Michigan Vietnam Veteran Receives Medal of Honor"
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