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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
Nov 8 all-day
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
Nov 8 all-day
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
Nov 8 all-day
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"
2022 : Michigan Democrats Make History
2022 : Michigan Democrats Make History
Nov 8 all-day
Michigan Democrats made history again Thursday with the elected officials they chose to lead the state Senate and House, lawmakers’ first big moves following the takeover of both legislative chambers in the midterm election. Senate Democrats chose state … Continue reading "2022 : Michigan Democrats Make History"
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