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1775 : Michigan Odawa Indians Help Defeat Braddock
1775 : Michigan Odawa Indians Help Defeat Braddock
Jul 9 all-day
1775 : Michigan Odawa Indians Help Defeat Braddock
On July 9, 1755, British regulars and American colonial troops under the command of General Edward Braddock, commander in chief of the British Army in North America, were attacked by French and Native American forcesĀ  … Continue reading "1775 : Michigan Odawa Indians Help Defeat Braddock"
1805 : Michigan Territory’s First Law
1805 : Michigan Territory’s First Law
Jul 9 all-day
The Michigan Territory’s first law, an act adopting a territorial seal, was passed by the legislative council on July 9, 1805. Source : Michigan History, July/August 2011.
1878 : MSU Professor Robert C. Kedzie Warns Legislature About Dangers of Lead
1878 : MSU Professor Robert C. Kedzie Warns Legislature About Dangers of Lead
Jul 9 all-day
1878 : MSU Professor Robert C. Kedzie Warns Legislature About Dangers of Lead
Professor Kedzie lectures on petroleum in the Chemical Laboratory he helped design, 1892. The door at left leads to the laboratory proper. Photo Credit: M.S.U. Archives. On July 9, 1878, the Michigan State Board of … Continue reading "1878 : MSU Professor Robert C. Kedzie Warns Legislature About Dangers of Lead"
1906: Catholic Priest Says Women Should Wear Hats to Church
1906: Catholic Priest Says Women Should Wear Hats to Church
Jul 9 all-day
On July 9, 1906, Father Timothy Murphy of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (St. Joseph) issued an ultimatum that women must wear hats to church. Father Murphy’s directive opened a statewide crusade to keep the burgeoning … Continue reading "1906: Catholic Priest Says Women Should Wear Hats to Church"
1908 : Lt. Thomas Selfridge, 1st Passenger to Die in Plane Crash
1908 : Lt. Thomas Selfridge, 1st Passenger to Die in Plane Crash
Jul 9 all-day
Four years after their ground-breaking flights at Kitty Hawk, the Wright Brothers submitted a bid to the U.S. War Department to design a plane for $25,000 in January of 1907. This bid was in response … Continue reading "1908 : Lt. Thomas Selfridge, 1st Passenger to Die in Plane Crash"
1975 Jack White, Founder of White Stripes and Philanthropist, Born
1975 Jack White, Founder of White Stripes and Philanthropist, Born
Jul 9 all-day
1975 Jack White, Founder of White Stripes and Philanthropist, Born
On July 9, 1975, musician Jack White of The White Stripes, Raconteurs, and Dead Weather was born in Detroit. He was born John Anthony Gillis, and was part of a large musical family. He has … Continue reading "1975 Jack White, Founder of White Stripes and Philanthropist, Born"
2012 : How Did Michigan Cities Get Their Names?
2012 : How Did Michigan Cities Get Their Names?
Jul 9 all-day
Pure Michigan provides a series of web pages describing How Michigan Cities Received Their Names… Part 1 with information on Detroit, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Luddington, and Grand Rapids. Part 2 with information on Lansing, … Continue reading "2012 : How Did Michigan Cities Get Their Names?"
2023 : Dorothy Zehnder Dies, Frankenmuth Hallmark
2023 : Dorothy Zehnder Dies, Frankenmuth Hallmark
Jul 9 all-day
Dorothy Zehnder, the co-founder and beloved matriarch of the well-known, family-owned Bavarian Inn, died on Sunday at her home in Frankenmuth surrounded by family members. She was 101. Dorothy Zehnder spent more than 85 years … Continue reading "2023 : Dorothy Zehnder Dies, Frankenmuth Hallmark"
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