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1823 : The First Roman Catholic Priest To Serve in the U.S. Congress Comes From Michigan
1823 : The First Roman Catholic Priest To Serve in the U.S. Congress Comes From Michigan
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Michigan territorial representative Father Gabriel Richard took his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first Roman Catholic priest to serve in Congress. For more information, see “Father Gabriel Richard: Detroit’s pioneer priest”, Detroit … Continue reading "1823 : The First Roman Catholic Priest To Serve in the U.S. Congress Comes From Michigan"
1861 : William Durant Born
1861 : William Durant Born
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1861 : William Durant Born
On Dec. 8, 1861, William Crapo “Billy” Durant, the grandson to former Michigan Gov. Henry Crapo, was born. By age 30, despite dropping out of school, Durant became a success by selling horse drawn carriages … Continue reading "1861 : William Durant Born"
1875 : Mrs. Gertrude Klinck’s Milk Wagon and Horse Stolen
1875 : Mrs. Gertrude Klinck’s Milk Wagon and Horse Stolen
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“Mrs. Gertrude Klinck is a milk peddler, and yesterday she left her horse wagon and cans on Russell Street while she entered a grocery store to make some purchases. She desires to know now where … Continue reading "1875 : Mrs. Gertrude Klinck’s Milk Wagon and Horse Stolen"
1956 : Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University Dedicated
1956 : Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University Dedicated
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Special thanks to the Clarke Historical Library for preserving the history of Michigan and its inhabitants, as well as making available the Michigan Historical Calendar! Source : Michigan Every Day
1990 : Governor-Elect Engler Marries Michelle DeMunbrun
1990 : Governor-Elect Engler Marries Michelle DeMunbrun
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On December 8, 1990, Michigan Gov.-elect John Engler married Texas attorney Michelle DeMunbrun in a ceremony attended by about 45 friends and relatives. Saturday’s marriage is the second for Engler and his new wife. “It … Continue reading "1990 : Governor-Elect Engler Marries Michelle DeMunbrun"
2012 : Diego Rivera’s Birthday
2012 : Diego Rivera’s Birthday
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2012 : Diego Rivera's Birthday
Today is the anniversary of Diego Rivera’s birthday. Among the most famous of his works is his mural on the walls of the Detroit Institute of Arts that celebrates the American worker, particularly those on … Continue reading "2012 : Diego Rivera’s Birthday"
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