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1928 : Police Radio Dispatches Launched in Detroit
1928 : Police Radio Dispatches Launched in Detroit
Apr 7 all-day
1928 : Police Radio Dispatches Launched in Detroit
The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), IEEE and the American Radio Relay League marked the 90th anniversary of the world’s first police radio system on Saturday, April 7 on Detroit’s Belle Isle State … Continue reading "1928 : Police Radio Dispatches Launched in Detroit"
1939 : Francis Ford Coppola Born at Henry Ford Hospital
1939 : Francis Ford Coppola Born at Henry Ford Hospital
Apr 7 all-day
1939 : Francis Ford Coppola Born at Henry Ford Hospital
Movie director Francis Ford Coppola received his middle name in honor of Henry Ford, not only because he was born in the Henry Ford Hospital but because of his musician-father’s association with the automobile manufacturer. … Continue reading "1939 : Francis Ford Coppola Born at Henry Ford Hospital"
1947 : Henry Ford Dies at his Dearborn Estate
1947 : Henry Ford Dies at his Dearborn Estate
Apr 7 all-day
  On April 9, 1947 approximately 5,000 people passed his coffin per hour, which was on display at Greenfield Village. Only 600 could get inside St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Detroit for his funeral, but … Continue reading "1947 : Henry Ford Dies at his Dearborn Estate"
2005 : First Public Fairy Door Appears in Ann Arbor
2005 : First Public Fairy Door Appears in Ann Arbor
Apr 7 all-day
2005 : First Public Fairy Door Appears in Ann Arbor
The Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor are a series of small doors that are a type of installation art found in the city of Ann Arbor in the U.S. state of Michigan. The first one … Continue reading "2005 : First Public Fairy Door Appears in Ann Arbor"
2012 : Mike Wallace, Famous Journalist, Dies
2012 : Mike Wallace, Famous Journalist, Dies
Apr 7 all-day
2012 : Mike Wallace, Famous Journalist, Dies
Mike Wallace, the longtime CBS newsman who died Saturday at age 93, kick-started his lengthy broadcast career at WOOD Radio in Grand Rapids, according to the station and multiple media reports. Wallace, who died Saturday … Continue reading "2012 : Mike Wallace, Famous Journalist, Dies"
2018 : International Beaver Day
2018 : International Beaver Day
Apr 7 all-day
2018 : International Beaver Day
On this International Beaver Day, April 7, 2018, take a moment to marvel at the industrious critter of toothy fame, which you may not realize is actually responsible for some of Michigan’s oldest surviving infrastructure. … Continue reading "2018 : International Beaver Day"
2019 : One Shining Moment Written by Pontiac Native
2019 : One Shining Moment Written by Pontiac Native
Apr 7 all-day
What is perhaps the greatest sports song of all time came about thanks to a waitress, a napkin, and Larry Bird. And the writer is a Michigan native and basketball fan who supports both the … Continue reading "2019 : One Shining Moment Written by Pontiac Native"
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