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1836 : Michigan Citizens Vote for the U.S. President for the First Time
1836 : Michigan Citizens Vote for the U.S. President for the First Time
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On November 8, 1836, Michigan citizens voted, for the first time, in a U.S. presidential election and helped place Martin Van Buren in the oval office. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1870 : African-Americans Were Allowed to Vote for the First Time
1870 : African-Americans Were Allowed to Vote for the First Time
Nov 8 all-day
For the first time, African-Americans were allowed to vote in a state election on November 8, 1870. Although Michigan voters had earlier rejected giving the vote to African Americans, the Fifteenth Amendment guaranteeing blacks the … Continue reading "1870 : African-Americans Were Allowed to Vote for the First Time"
1874 : Frank Baldwin Wins Second Medal of Honor
1874 : Frank Baldwin Wins Second Medal of Honor
Nov 8 all-day
1874 : Frank Baldwin Wins Second Medal of Honor
First Medal of Honor Rank and organization: Captain, Company D, 19th Michigan Infantry. Place and date: At Peachtree Creek, Georgia, July 12, 1864. Citation: “Led his company in a countercharge at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., … Continue reading "1874 : Frank Baldwin Wins Second Medal of Honor"
1895 : 37 People Killed in Detroit Due to Boiler Explosion
1895 : 37 People Killed in Detroit Due to Boiler Explosion
Nov 8 all-day
On November 8, 1895, in one of the state’s worst accidents, a boiler exploded in the Journal Building (home of the Detroit Journal newspaper and other businesses) in downtown Detroit, killing 37 people. The building … Continue reading "1895 : 37 People Killed in Detroit Due to Boiler Explosion"
1975 : 100,000+ Big House Attendance Streak Begins
1975 : 100,000+ Big House Attendance Streak Begins
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On November 8, 1975, the football team at the University of Michigan began its streak of having 100,000-plus fans attend every home game. The Wolverines shutout Purdue, starting an attendance streak that still continues today. … Continue reading "1975 : 100,000+ Big House Attendance Streak Begins"
2002 : Eminem (Marshall Mathers) Releases Movie 8 Mile
2002 : Eminem (Marshall Mathers) Releases Movie 8 Mile
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On Nov. 8, 2002, Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, released the movie 8 Mile loosely based on his life story. Born in Kansas, Eminem and his family shuffled back and forth between Detroit and … Continue reading "2002 : Eminem (Marshall Mathers) Releases Movie 8 Mile"
2011 : Rep. Paul Scott, First Michigan Legislator Recalled in 28 Years
2011 : Rep. Paul Scott, First Michigan Legislator Recalled in 28 Years
Nov 8 all-day
Despite raising almost twice the money as his recall supporters, Rep. Pual Scott loses vote. Scott’s opponents sought to recall the second-term lawmaker for several reasons, including his votes to cut K-12 education funding, add … Continue reading "2011 : Rep. Paul Scott, First Michigan Legislator Recalled in 28 Years"
2016 : Trump Wins Michigan 47.6% to 47.31%, Closest Race In State History
2016 : Trump Wins Michigan 47.6% to 47.31%, Closest Race In State History
Nov 8 all-day
Republican Donald J. Trump’s road the White House included Michigan’s 16 Electoral College votes as part of a thin 13,225-vote victory, the closest presidential election in terms of percentages in Michigan history. According to unofficial … Continue reading "2016 : Trump Wins Michigan 47.6% to 47.31%, Closest Race In State History"
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