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1865 : 13th Amendment Ending Slavery Ratified
1865 : 13th Amendment Ending Slavery Ratified
Dec 6 all-day
1865 : 13th Amendment Ending Slavery Ratified
United States Senator from Michigan On December 6, 1865,  the 13th Amendment to the Constitution ending slavery was ratified. Michigan’s Senator Jacob M. Howard is credited with working closely with Abraham Lincoln in drafting and … Continue reading "1865 : 13th Amendment Ending Slavery Ratified"
1881 : Initial Meeting Held to Form Detroit Institute of Arts
1881 : Initial Meeting Held to Form Detroit Institute of Arts
Dec 6 all-day
On December 6, 1882, an initial meeting that organized the Detroit Institute of Arts was held. Detroit Evening News founder James Scripps and advertising manager William Brearley led the charge for opening an art museum … Continue reading "1881 : Initial Meeting Held to Form Detroit Institute of Arts"
1905 : Cameron Waterman, Inventor of the Outdoor Motor, Files Patent Application
1905 : Cameron Waterman, Inventor of the Outdoor Motor, Files Patent Application
Dec 6 all-day
Cameron Waterman of Detroit/Grosse Isle successfully tested the first fully functional gasoline-powered outboard motor on the ice-filled Detroit River in February, 1905. He formed the Waterman Marine Motor Company and filed a patent application on … Continue reading "1905 : Cameron Waterman, Inventor of the Outdoor Motor, Files Patent Application"
1928 : University of Michigan, The First Big Ten School To Open Indoor Hockey Rink
1928 : University of Michigan, The First Big Ten School To Open Indoor Hockey Rink
Dec 6 all-day
On December 6, 1928,  the University of Michigan became the first Big Ten School to have an indoor hockey rink. Source : Historical Society of Michigan
1973 : Gerald Ford Becomes First Non-Elected Vice-President
1973 : Gerald Ford Becomes First Non-Elected Vice-President
Dec 6 all-day
Gerald R. Ford is nominated to the vice presidency. Selected by President Richard Nixon on October 12, 1973 to replace Spiro Agnew, who resigned the vice presidency amidst scandal, Congressman Gerald Ford of Michigan found … Continue reading "1973 : Gerald Ford Becomes First Non-Elected Vice-President"
2020 : Finish Independence Day Observed in Hancock
2020 : Finish Independence Day Observed in Hancock
Dec 6 all-day
2020 : Finish Independence Day Observed in Hancock
About 30 people gathered in downtown Hancock to mark Finnish Independence Day here in Copper Country on Sunday evening. “Well, we didn’t want to break a record,” Jim Kurtti said. “We’ve been doing it every year since … Continue reading "2020 : Finish Independence Day Observed in Hancock"
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