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1763 : Pontiac Attacks Fort Detroit
1763 : Pontiac Attacks Fort Detroit
May 7 all-day
1763 : Pontiac Attacks Fort Detroit
A Great War Chief of the Three Fires Confederacy and leader of the Anishinabe people. This Chief’s actual name was Boon i wuk, which means “Thunderbirds Landing Upon the Earth.” Today we know of him … Continue reading "1763 : Pontiac Attacks Fort Detroit"
1874 : MSU Graduate Lyman Briggs Born
1874 : MSU Graduate Lyman Briggs Born
May 7 all-day
1874 : MSU Graduate Lyman Briggs Born
Lyman James Briggs (May 7, 1874 – March 25, 1963) was an American engineer, physicist and administrator. He was a distinguished director of the National Bureau of Standards during the Great Depression and chairman of … Continue reading "1874 : MSU Graduate Lyman Briggs Born"
1915 : Lusitania Sunk by German U-Boat; Lansing Resident Survived
1915 : Lusitania Sunk by German U-Boat; Lansing Resident Survived
May 7 all-day
1915 : Lusitania Sunk by German U-Boat; Lansing Resident Survived
On May 7, 1915, the Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland. On board the ship were 1,924 passengers, of that total only 726 survived. The sinking of the British … Continue reading "1915 : Lusitania Sunk by German U-Boat; Lansing Resident Survived"
1924 : Sophie Lyons — Famous Rogue and Reformer — Dies In Detroit
1924 : Sophie Lyons — Famous Rogue and Reformer — Dies In Detroit
May 7 all-day
Sophie Lyons spent the last several years of her life preaching that crime doesn’t pay, but those sifting through the contents of her safe-deposit box shortly after she died were hard-pressed to believe it. Trustees … Continue reading "1924 : Sophie Lyons — Famous Rogue and Reformer — Dies In Detroit"
1941 : Detroit Tiger Hank Greenberg Inducted Into U.S. Army
1941 : Detroit Tiger Hank Greenberg Inducted Into U.S. Army
May 7 all-day
1941 : Detroit Tiger Hank Greenberg Inducted Into U.S. Army
Hank Greenberg wanted to be able to play the 1941 season before being inducted. He was the reigning American League MVP and the highest paid ballplayer at the time. He knew he had a limited … Continue reading "1941 : Detroit Tiger Hank Greenberg Inducted Into U.S. Army"
1970 : MSU Students Stage Strike Against Vietnam War
1970 : MSU Students Stage Strike Against Vietnam War
May 7 all-day
When Michigan State University students decided to skip classes and strike over the war in Vietnam on May 7, 1970, MSU President Clifton Wharton and Governor Milliken did their best to avoid a repeat of … Continue reading "1970 : MSU Students Stage Strike Against Vietnam War"
1998 : Daimler Benz and Chrysler Merge
1998 : Daimler Benz and Chrysler Merge
May 7 all-day
On May 7, 1998, Daimler Benz and Chrysler Corporation announced their “merger of equals.” The value of the combined automotive companies of $92 billion at the time of the merger was historic — the largest … Continue reading "1998 : Daimler Benz and Chrysler Merge"
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