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1846: The First Woman to Speak Before The Michigan Legislature Endorses Women’s Suffrage
1846: The First Woman to Speak Before The Michigan Legislature Endorses Women’s Suffrage
May 4 all-day
1846: The First Woman to Speak Before The Michigan Legislature Endorses Women's Suffrage
Ernestine Rose became the first woman to address the Michigan legislature when she spoke to the all-male body about women’s suffrage. The rest of the story: Ernestine Rose — Polish-born feminist, atheist, and abolitionist who … Continue reading "1846: The First Woman to Speak Before The Michigan Legislature Endorses Women’s Suffrage"
1861 : Berrien County Volunteers Presented A Magnificent Flag
1861 : Berrien County Volunteers Presented A Magnificent Flag
May 4 all-day
In the little country village of Niles, a thousand people crowded the main four corners on May 4, 1861 to see a magnificent flag presented to the Berrien County Volunteers. The 88 infantry volunteers, somestimes … Continue reading "1861 : Berrien County Volunteers Presented A Magnificent Flag"
1916 : Muskegon’s Marsh Field Hosts First Baseball Game
1916 : Muskegon’s Marsh Field Hosts First Baseball Game
May 4 all-day
1916 : Muskegon's Marsh Field Hosts First Baseball Game
  Marsh Field has been home to Muskegon Baseball for nearly 100 years. Charles W. Marsh purchased four square blocks of property in the center of town at the corner of Peck Street and Laketon … Continue reading "1916 : Muskegon’s Marsh Field Hosts First Baseball Game"
1928 : Don Coleman Born, MSU’s 1st Unanimous All-American Football Player
1928 : Don Coleman Born, MSU’s 1st Unanimous All-American Football Player
May 4 all-day
1928 : Don Coleman Born, MSU's 1st Unanimous All-American Football Player
Don Edwin Coleman (May 4, 1928 – January 30, 2017) was an American football player. Coleman played high school football at Flint Central High School and college football at Michigan State University. He was a … Continue reading "1928 : Don Coleman Born, MSU’s 1st Unanimous All-American Football Player"
1935: First Highway Travel Information Center Opens on U.S. 12 in New Buffalo
1935: First Highway Travel Information Center Opens on U.S. 12 in New Buffalo
May 4 all-day
The very first Highway Travel Information center in the Unites States opened on May 4, 1935 on US-12 at New Buffalo in Berrien County. The structure was built by the Michigan State Highway Department (now M-DOT) to welcome … Continue reading "1935: First Highway Travel Information Center Opens on U.S. 12 in New Buffalo"
1970 : Kent State Massacre Claims Former MSU Student
1970 : Kent State Massacre Claims Former MSU Student
May 4 all-day
1970 :  Kent State Massacre Claims Former MSU Student
“Soldiers are Cutting Us Down; Four Dead in Ohio, Including a Former MSU Student” In this Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, taken by Kent State photojournalism student John Filo, Mary Ann Vecchio can be seen screaming as … Continue reading "1970 : Kent State Massacre Claims Former MSU Student"
1970 : Elton John Performs in East Lansing
1970 : Elton John Performs in East Lansing
May 4 all-day
The Lansing State Journal, April 29, 1970 reports that Elton John will be performing at the Jenison Field House.  Tickets are only $4 or $5 depending on location.
2004 : U.S. 12 Designated Historic Heritage Route
2004 : U.S. 12 Designated Historic Heritage Route
May 4 all-day
2004 : U.S. 12 Designated Historic Heritage Route
US 12 is now the only U.S. highway route still serving downtown Detroit, whose street grid was laid by Augustus B. Woodward, to have a five-way intersection of the roads that would become US 12, … Continue reading "2004 : U.S. 12 Designated Historic Heritage Route"
2010 : Ernie Harwell, Voice of Detroit Tiger Baseball, Dies
2010 : Ernie Harwell, Voice of Detroit Tiger Baseball, Dies
May 4 all-day
2010 : Ernie Harwell, Voice of Detroit Tiger Baseball, Dies
On this day broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell, one of Detroit and Michigan’s most beloved sports figures, died.  Harwell announced Detroit Tiger games on radio for 42 years. Upon his death, he donated his massive sports … Continue reading "2010 : Ernie Harwell, Voice of Detroit Tiger Baseball, Dies"
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