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1760 : The French and Indian War Ends, New France Becomes Part of England
1760 : The French and Indian War Ends, New France Becomes Part of England
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Pierre Francois de Riguad, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal, the last governor of New France, finally capitulated to the English in Montreal on Sept. 8, 1760. The move ended most of the active fighting in the French … Continue reading "1760 : The French and Indian War Ends, New France Becomes Part of England"
1815 : Treaty of Spring Wells
1815 : Treaty of Spring Wells
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This treaty, signed by General William Henry Harrison and representatives of various tribes on September 8, 1815 in Spring Wells, Michigan Territory, established peace between the United States and the Wyandot, Delaware, Seneca, Shawnee (Shawanoe), … Continue reading "1815 : Treaty of Spring Wells"
1885 : Eleznor Hutzel Born, Women and Children’s Advocate
1885 : Eleznor Hutzel Born, Women and Children’s Advocate
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1885 : Eleznor Hutzel Born, Women and Children's Advocate
If you live in the Detroit area, you might recognize her last name and wonder if she’s connected to Hutzel Women’s Hospital, a part of the DMC. Yep, that hospital was named after Eleanore Hutzel. … Continue reading "1885 : Eleznor Hutzel Born, Women and Children’s Advocate"
1896 : Suomi College Opens in Hancock
1896 : Suomi College Opens in Hancock
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On September 8, 1896, Suomi College, the first Finnish college in the country, opened in rented quarters in Hancock with 27 students. On July 1, 2000, Suomi College changed its name to Finlandia University. Source: … Continue reading "1896 : Suomi College Opens in Hancock"
1974 : President Gerald Ford Pardons Richard Nixon
1974 : President Gerald Ford Pardons Richard Nixon
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To avoid further controversy, President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon. Many believe this act crippled Ford’s chances in the subsequent presidential election. Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central … Continue reading "1974 : President Gerald Ford Pardons Richard Nixon"
2017 : Heritage Guitar of Kalamazoo Celebrates 100th Birthday
2017 : Heritage Guitar of Kalamazoo Celebrates 100th Birthday
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Craftsmen have been making guitars and stringed instruments in Kalamazoo for more than 100 years. That is being celebrated Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8 and 9, at the epicenter of that work here, the 225 … Continue reading "2017 : Heritage Guitar of Kalamazoo Celebrates 100th Birthday"
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