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1804 : Detroit Land Office Opens, Settlers Pour Into Michigan
1804 : Detroit Land Office Opens, Settlers Pour Into Michigan
Mar 26 all-day
The Detroit Land Office, established by an Act of Congress, opened in March 26, 1804.  It listed and sold surveyed government-owned land.  Interested parties entered the building and saw a large map on the wall … Continue reading "1804 : Detroit Land Office Opens, Settlers Pour Into Michigan"
1899 : Harry George Kipke Born, Greatest All Round Lansing Athlete?
1899 : Harry George Kipke Born, Greatest All Round Lansing Athlete?
Mar 26 all-day
1899 : Harry George Kipke Born, Greatest All Round Lansing Athlete?
Harry George Kipke, the son of German immigrants, grew up in Lansing.  He attended Lansing High School, and was captain of the school’s undefeated football team.  He next played football for Fielding H. Yost at the … Continue reading "1899 : Harry George Kipke Born, Greatest All Round Lansing Athlete?"
1922 : Governor William G. Milliken Born
1922 : Governor William G. Milliken Born
Mar 26 all-day
1922 : Governor William G. Milliken Born
On March 26, 1922, former Gov. William Milliken was born in Traverse City. Governor Milliken, from Traverse City, was the longest serving Michigan Governor. He originally became governor in 1969, when Governor Romney accepted a … Continue reading "1922 : Governor William G. Milliken Born"
1944 : Diana Ross Born
1944 : Diana Ross Born
Mar 26 all-day
1944 : Diana Ross Born
On March 26, 1944, recording artist Diana Ross was born in Detroit. According to “Mich-Again’s Day,” by Gary W. Barfknecht, and VH1, Ross started her career in Detroit after she and friends Mary Wilson and … Continue reading "1944 : Diana Ross Born"
1945 : Harry Linn Martin Wins Congressional Medal of Honor
1945 : Harry Linn Martin Wins Congressional Medal of Honor
Mar 26 all-day
1945 : Harry Linn Martin Wins Congressional Medal of Honor
Harry Linn Martin was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallantry in action at Iwo Jima on March 26, 1945. 1st Lt. and … Continue reading "1945 : Harry Linn Martin Wins Congressional Medal of Honor"
1950 : Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County Dirt Roads Impassible
1950 : Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County Dirt Roads Impassible
Mar 26 all-day
On March 26, 1950, road officials said that virtually every unpaved road in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties had become an impassable muddy morass for vehicle traffic. Those living in rural communities were not able … Continue reading "1950 : Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County Dirt Roads Impassible"
1979 : Magic Johnson Leads Michigan State Spartans to First National Basketball Title
1979 : Magic Johnson Leads Michigan State Spartans to First National Basketball Title
Mar 26 all-day
1979 : Magic Johnson Leads Michigan State Spartans to First National Basketball Title
Magic Johnson dunks the basketball against Bob Heaton of the Indiana State University Sycamores while Larry Bird (standing in front of No. 23) watches. Michigan State University won the NCAA championship against Indiana State University … Continue reading "1979 : Magic Johnson Leads Michigan State Spartans to First National Basketball Title"
1999 : Jury Finds Dr. Death Guilty
1999 : Jury Finds Dr. Death Guilty
Mar 26 all-day
1999 : Jury Finds Dr. Death Guilty
A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man. Source : HistoryOrb.com For more information, see “People v Kevorkian, The Right to … Continue reading "1999 : Jury Finds Dr. Death Guilty"
2016 : Author Jim Harrison Dies
2016 : Author Jim Harrison Dies
Mar 26 all-day
2016 : Author Jim Harrison Dies
Jim Harrison, the fiction writer, poet, outdoorsman and reveler who wrote with gruff affection for the country’s landscape and rural life and enjoyed mainstream success in middle age with his historical saga “Legends of the … Continue reading "2016 : Author Jim Harrison Dies"
2016 : Broad Art Museum Has Cameo in Batman vs. Superman
2016 : Broad Art Museum Has Cameo in Batman vs. Superman
Mar 26 all-day
  One of Greater Lansing’s most recognizable buildings makes its big-screen debut this weekend. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which opens nationwide this weekend, features at least one scene filmed at East Lansing’s Broad … Continue reading "2016 : Broad Art Museum Has Cameo in Batman vs. Superman"
2016 : Newspaper Pioneer Richard Lee Milliman Dies
2016 : Newspaper Pioneer Richard Lee Milliman Dies
Mar 26 all-day
2016 : Newspaper Pioneer Richard Lee Milliman Dies
Despite constant changes in the media industry, Richard Lee “Dick” Milliman never lost faith in journalism’s power. The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame member owned or started nearly 30 newspapers in the state over a 35-year span … Continue reading "2016 : Newspaper Pioneer Richard Lee Milliman Dies"
2019 : First Ship of Season Passes Through Soo Locks
2019 : First Ship of Season Passes Through Soo Locks
Mar 26 all-day
2019 : First Ship of Season Passes Through Soo Locks
The Great Lakes 2019 navigation season officially kicked off at 12:01 a.m. today, with the first 1,000-footer to ply the inland seas snagging this year’s bragging rights as the first ship through the Soo Locks. … Continue reading "2019 : First Ship of Season Passes Through Soo Locks"
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