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2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)
2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)
Jul 15 all-day
Breaking News: The Faster Horses country music festival will mark its 10th¬†anniversary this summer with a three-day lineup topped by Luke Bryan, Shania Twain and Zac Brown Band, organizers announced Wednesday. Those three heavyweight performers … Continue reading "2022 : Faster Horses Festival (July 22-24)"
1796 : Wayne County Established
1796 : Wayne County Established
Jul 15 all-day
The first county in Michigan is named for American General Anthony Wayne, who defeated the English and their Indian allies at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in Northern Ohio on August 20, 1794, ending British … Continue reading "1796 : Wayne County Established"
1862 : Detroit Draft Riot
1862 : Detroit Draft Riot
Jul 15 all-day
A rally held in Detroit following Lincoln’s call for 300,000 more volunteers was broken up by hecklers and rowdies. Source : Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State by Willis Frederick Dunbar. Also available in … Continue reading "1862 : Detroit Draft Riot"
1917 : Camp Custer Construction Begins
1917 : Camp Custer Construction Begins
Jul 15 all-day
1917 : Camp Custer Construction Begins
Note: Aerial photo of Camp Custer, 1917. Men arrived – 8,000 strong, from across the Midwest. They came carrying their own hammers and saws for the immense construction undertaking. It was hot, dusty, strenuous work, … Continue reading "1917 : Camp Custer Construction Begins"
1929 : Livingston County Can’t Prohibit Women in Suits from Riding in Cars
1929 : Livingston County Can’t Prohibit Women in Suits from Riding in Cars
Jul 15 all-day
On July 15, 1929, Attorney General Wilbur M. Brucker ruled that, since control over highways was vested in the state highway commission, Livingston County did not have the authority to prohibit women in suits from … Continue reading "1929 : Livingston County Can’t Prohibit Women in Suits from Riding in Cars"
1936 : First Passenger Train Begins Service Between Detroit and Cleveland
1936 : First Passenger Train Begins Service Between Detroit and Cleveland
Jul 15 all-day
1936 : First Passenger Train Begins Service Between Detroit and Cleveland
On July 15, 1936, the Mercury, Michigan’s first streamlined passenger train began service on the New York Central System between Detroit and Cleveland. By November 1938, the Mercury was also operating between Detroit and Chicago. … Continue reading "1936 : First Passenger Train Begins Service Between Detroit and Cleveland"
1940 : World’s Tallest Man Dies in Manistee
1940 : World’s Tallest Man Dies in Manistee
Jul 15 all-day
On July 15, 1940, Robert Pershing Wadlow, the world’s tallest man at 8-foot-11 died in Manistee. His death at age 22 came after Wadlow suffered a blister from his leg braces that caused a deadly … Continue reading "1940 : World’s Tallest Man Dies in Manistee"
1975 : Women Don’t Have To Take Husband’s Last Name
1975 : Women Don’t Have To Take Husband’s Last Name
Jul 15 all-day
On July 15, 1975, Attorney General Frank Kelley ruled that when a woman married she did not have to adopt her husband’s last name. Source : Historical Society of Michigan Michigan History Calendar
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