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1776 : Macomb Brothers Buy Grosse Isle
1776 : Macomb Brothers Buy Grosse Isle
Jul 6 all-day
On July 6, 1776 – just two days after the rebels signed their Declaration of Independence from George III in Philadelphia – the Macomb brothers, William and Alexander, bought Grosse Ile from the Potawatomi Indians. … Continue reading "1776 : Macomb Brothers Buy Grosse Isle"
1818 : 1st Public Auction of Land in Michigan
1818 : 1st Public Auction of Land in Michigan
Jul 6 all-day
The first Land Office in what is now Michigan was established at Detroit  Under Act of Congress on March 26, 1804. On May I, I818, a proclamation of President Monroe authorized the first public auction … Continue reading "1818 : 1st Public Auction of Land in Michigan"
1818 : First Public Land Auction Held in Michigan
1818 : First Public Land Auction Held in Michigan
Jul 6 all-day
Average price for land in Michigan goes for $4 an acre at the first public auction in Michigan on July 6, 1818. By 1836, land-hungry easterners were paying $1000 an acre for land near the … Continue reading "1818 : First Public Land Auction Held in Michigan"
1834 : Territorial Governor George Bryan Porter Dies
1834 : Territorial Governor George Bryan Porter Dies
Jul 6 all-day
1834 : Territorial Governor George Bryan Porter Dies
On this day Michigan Territorial Governor George B. Porter died from Asiatic cholera and young Stevens T. Mason became acting governor until removed in 1835 by President Jackson because of the dispute over the “Toledo … Continue reading "1834 : Territorial Governor George Bryan Porter Dies"
1854 : Anti-Slavery Fusion Convention Held in Jackson
1854 : Anti-Slavery Fusion Convention Held in Jackson
Jul 6 all-day
On July 6, 1854, the anti-slavery “Fusion Convention” took place “under the oaks” in Jackson because the city hall did not have enough room for the estimated 1,000 people — 900 Free Soilers and 100 … Continue reading "1854 : Anti-Slavery Fusion Convention Held in Jackson"
1854 : Republican Party Meets for First Time in Michigan
1854 : Republican Party Meets for First Time in Michigan
Jul 6 all-day
1854 : Republican Party Meets for First Time in Michigan
The historical marker “under the oaks,” where more than 1,000 people met to denounce slavery after being outraged over the passage of the Kansas-Nebraka Act, which had opened new territories to slavery.   Walk toward … Continue reading "1854 : Republican Party Meets for First Time in Michigan"
1898 : Mackinac Island Bans Automobiles
1898 : Mackinac Island Bans Automobiles
Jul 6 all-day
1898 : Mackinac Island Bans Automobiles
Early Automobiles on Mackinac Island Mackinac State Historic Parks The Historic Automobile Ban Afraid that the new-fangled sputtering motor cars would scare their horses, Mackinac Island carriage tour drivers turned to the village leaders for … Continue reading "1898 : Mackinac Island Bans Automobiles"
1925 : Bill Haley Born
1925 : Bill Haley Born
Jul 6 all-day
1925 : Bill Haley Born
Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll Bill Haley Born On July 6, 1925, Bill Haley, American rock vocalist Bill Haley, known as the father of Rock ‘n’ Roll was born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1981). He … Continue reading "1925 : Bill Haley Born"
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