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1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit
1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit
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1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit
In 1934, Bunche received a doctorate at Harvard. His doctoral thesis was a study of colonialism and it brought him a grant to study the status of non-European peoples in Africa. After four years he … Continue reading "1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit"
1926 : 1st Paved Road – Grand River — Stretches Across State
1926 : 1st Paved Road – Grand River — Stretches Across State
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1926 : 1st Paved Road - Grand River -- Stretches Across State
Grand River Avenue  (M-16) was opened to traffic as the first paved road across the state.  Much of the work between Lansing and Farmington was done with prison labor. Sources : U.S. Route 16 in … Continue reading "1926 : 1st Paved Road – Grand River — Stretches Across State"
1966 : Race Riot in Lansing, Michigan
1966 : Race Riot in Lansing, Michigan
Aug 7 all-day
Negro youths, some in gangs as large as 30 people, roamed here early today showering bricks and rocks on passing automobiles and smashing store windows. Ottawa Citizen, August 8, 1966 via Google Newspapers.
1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival
1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival
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1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival
The Goose Lake International Music Festival held August 7-9, 1970 in Leoni Township, Jackson County, Michigan, only one year following Woodstock, was “was one of the largest music events of its era”, and featured many … Continue reading "1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival"
2014 : Pinkerton World Headquarters Moving to Ann Arbor
2014 : Pinkerton World Headquarters Moving to Ann Arbor
Aug 7 all-day
Pinkerton, the detective agency so famous that it is credited with giving private eyes their nickname, is moving its global headquarters to downtown Ann Arbor. “Our company was born in the Midwest, and we’re very … Continue reading "2014 : Pinkerton World Headquarters Moving to Ann Arbor"
2021 : Draymond Green Wins 2nd Olympic Gold Medal
2021 : Draymond Green Wins 2nd Olympic Gold Medal
Aug 7 all-day
Green and gold continue to go together, from high school to Michigan State to the NBA and the world stage. Saginaw native and former MSU star Draymond Green is coming home with another Olympic gold … Continue reading "2021 : Draymond Green Wins 2nd Olympic Gold Medal"
2021: New State Record for Largest Chinook Salmon Caught
2021: New State Record for Largest Chinook Salmon Caught
Aug 7 all-day
2021: New State Record for Largest Chinook Salmon Caught
Louis Martinez will never have to embellish the proverbial fish story after confirmation that he set a new state record for the largest Chinook salmon ever caught in Michigan. The teenager from Ortonville, Michigan, reeled … Continue reading "2021: New State Record for Largest Chinook Salmon Caught"
National Lighthouse Day
National Lighthouse Day
Aug 7 all-day
National Lighthouse Day is celebratedannually on August 7th. Did you know that: Michigan has around 115 lighthouses, the most of any U.S. state. The first lighthouses in Michigan were built between 1818 and 1822. They … Continue reading "National Lighthouse Day"
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