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1887 : Alma College Opens
1887 : Alma College Opens
Sep 12 all-day
1887 : Alma College Opens
In 1885, the Presbyterian Synod of Michigan appointed a committee to consider the establishment of a Presbyterian College within the state and to secure funds for its foundation. This committee included notable names such as … Continue reading "1887 : Alma College Opens"
1911 : First Flight Over Grand Rapids, Michigan
1911 : First Flight Over Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sep 12 all-day
1911 : First Flight Over Grand Rapids, Michigan
On September 12, 1911 J. Clifford Turpin of the Wright Brothers’ Exhibition Team performed the first airplane flight over Grand Rapids, starting at the West Michigan State Fair at Comstock Park. The new Model B … Continue reading "1911 : First Flight Over Grand Rapids, Michigan"
1921 : W. T. “Bill” Rabe Born, Noted Public Relations Officer for the University of Detroit and Lake Superior State University
1921 : W. T. “Bill” Rabe Born, Noted Public Relations Officer for the University of Detroit and Lake Superior State University
Sep 12 all-day
Wilmer T. “Bill” Rabe was born September 12, 1921 and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. A veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific, Lieutenant Rabe was called up from the reserves in 1951 … Continue reading "1921 : W. T. “Bill” Rabe Born, Noted Public Relations Officer for the University of Detroit and Lake Superior State University"
1942 : Michigan Opens First Freeway To Ease Traffic To Willow Run Bomber Plant
1942 : Michigan Opens First Freeway To Ease Traffic To Willow Run Bomber Plant
Sep 12 all-day
On Sept. 12, 1942, Michigan’s first expressway, constructed along U.S. 12 from Detroit to Ford Motor Company’s Willow Run bomber plant, formally opened. Source: Mich-Again’s Day
1962 : Juan Atkins Born, Godfather of Techno, Originator of Detroit Techno Music
1962 : Juan Atkins Born, Godfather of Techno, Originator of Detroit Techno Music
Sep 12 all-day
Juan Atkins (born September 12, 1962) is an American musician. He is widely credited as the originator of techno music, specifically Detroit techno along with Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. The three, sometimes called the … Continue reading "1962 : Juan Atkins Born, Godfather of Techno, Originator of Detroit Techno Music"
2016 : MSU Has the Number 1 Logo in FBS
2016 : MSU Has the Number 1 Logo in FBS
Sep 12 all-day
2016 : MSU Has the Number 1 Logo in FBS
MSU Logo Appears on Back of Stadium Scoreboard Michigan State’s in-state rival may have the best college football uniforms but it is Sparty who can lay claim to the game’s best logo. The second-place finisher … Continue reading "2016 : MSU Has the Number 1 Logo in FBS"
2017: Little Caesars Arena Opens
1832 : Father Gabriel Richard of Detroit Dies
1832 : Father Gabriel Richard of Detroit Dies
Sep 13 all-day
1832 : Father Gabriel Richard of Detroit Dies
Gabriel Richard, the first priest to serve in the U.S. Congress, died in Detroit on September 13, 1832. Richard, who was born in France, was known as the second founder of Detroit. He founded Detroit’s … Continue reading "1832 : Father Gabriel Richard of Detroit Dies"
1892 : Central Michigan University Opens Its Doors
1892 : Central Michigan University Opens Its Doors
Sep 13 all-day
1892 : Central Michigan University Opens Its Doors
Central opened its doors on September 13, 1892, as the Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute, with classes in teaching, business and stenography. At that time, few of the state’s teachers received any formal … Continue reading "1892 : Central Michigan University Opens Its Doors"
1939 : Richard Kiel Born in Detroit
1939 : Richard Kiel Born in Detroit
Sep 13 all-day
1939 : Richard Kiel Born in Detroit
Richard Kiel, right, with Roger Moore in the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977) directed by Lewis Gilbert. On September 13, 1939,  Richard Kiel was born in Detroit.  He would later go … Continue reading "1939 : Richard Kiel Born in Detroit"
1966 : Michigan Cemeteries Can No Longer Restrict Plot Purchases by Race
1966 : Michigan Cemeteries Can No Longer Restrict Plot Purchases by Race
Sep 13 all-day
1966 : Michigan Cemeteries Can No Longer Restrict Plot Purchases by Race
At one time in Michigan, if you were black, cemeteries could flat-out refuse to bury your loved ones. Like racially restrictive covenants that prevented black families from purchasing property in certain neighborhoods, some cemeteries made … Continue reading "1966 : Michigan Cemeteries Can No Longer Restrict Plot Purchases by Race"
2016 : MSU Libraries Rank Number 7
2016 : MSU Libraries Rank Number 7
Sep 13 all-day
Best College Libraries: This list ranks No. 1 because there’s no better place on campus than the college library. Let’s be honest: we all spent too much time there and not enough at all. The … Continue reading "2016 : MSU Libraries Rank Number 7"
2016 : University of Detroit Mercy Adopts New Logo
2016 : University of Detroit Mercy Adopts New Logo
Sep 13 all-day
2016 : University of Detroit Mercy Adopts New Logo
The University of Detroit Mercy unveiled a new logo and brand Thursday morning as part of an effort to better reflect who they are, university leaders said. The new logo features a large red D, … Continue reading "2016 : University of Detroit Mercy Adopts New Logo"
1875 : George B. Pierce, 1st Michigan Resident to Receive Fishing Lure Patent
1875 : George B. Pierce, 1st Michigan Resident to Receive Fishing Lure Patent
Sep 14 all-day
Michigan has long been a hotbed of creativity for fishing lure designers. According to the late George Richey, author of “Made in Michigan Fishing Lures,” the first known lure patent was issued to George R. … Continue reading "1875 : George B. Pierce, 1st Michigan Resident to Receive Fishing Lure Patent"
1878 : Captain Luther Harvey of Monroe Dies
1878 : Captain Luther Harvey of Monroe Dies
Sep 14 all-day
Birthdate: September 26, 1783 (94) Birthplace: Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Death: September 14, 1878 (94) Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States Place of Burial: Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States Luther Harvey sought adventure on … Continue reading "1878 : Captain Luther Harvey of Monroe Dies"
1964 : Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Unleashed on Cleveland, Instant Hit
1964 : Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Unleashed on Cleveland, Instant Hit
Sep 14 all-day
1964 : Kellogg's Pop Tarts Unleashed on Cleveland, Instant Hit
Did you know that Kellogg’s Pop Tarts were developed in Michigan?  Of course you did. Post had the idea first. The worst thing a company can do is tip off a new invention to a … Continue reading "1964 : Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Unleashed on Cleveland, Instant Hit"
1968 : Detroit Tiger Denny McLain Wins 30th Game
1968 : Detroit Tiger Denny McLain Wins 30th Game
Sep 14 all-day
1968 : Detroit Tiger Denny McLain Wins 30th Game
On September 14, 1968, Denny McLain won his 30th game of the season, as the Tigers scored two in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Oakland Athletics 5-4. Willie Horton singled in Mickey … Continue reading "1968 : Detroit Tiger Denny McLain Wins 30th Game"
1999 : Women’s Right to Know Law Takes Effect
1999 : Women’s Right to Know Law Takes Effect
Sep 14 all-day
On Sept. 14, 1999, after six years of court delays, the “Women’s Right To Know” law went into effect. The 1993 measure required that abortion clinics give women reading material about abortions at least 24 … Continue reading "1999 : Women’s Right to Know Law Takes Effect"
1878 : Michigan’s First Telephone Directory Published
1878 : Michigan’s First Telephone Directory Published
Sep 15 all-day
On Sept. 15, 1878, Michigan’s first phone book was published. It was titled “List of Subscribers,” and listed 124 customers in Detroit. The earliest phone book is actually dated to February 21, 1878, in New … Continue reading "1878 : Michigan’s First Telephone Directory Published"
1886 : Michigan Tech, Then Called Michigan Mining School, Holds First Classes
1886 : Michigan Tech, Then Called Michigan Mining School, Holds First Classes
Sep 15 all-day
1886 : Michigan Tech, Then Called Michigan Mining School, Holds First Classes
The first classes at Michigan Mining School were held on Sept. 15, 1886, in the Houghton Fire Hall. The school started with four faculty members and twenty-three students. The school, which was created to train … Continue reading "1886 : Michigan Tech, Then Called Michigan Mining School, Holds First Classes"
1935 : Detroit Tribune, Historic Black Newspaper Debuts
1935 : Detroit Tribune, Historic Black Newspaper Debuts
Sep 15 all-day
1935 : Detroit Tribune, Historic Black Newspaper Debuts
The Detroit Tribune, a historic Black newspaper available online via the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America,  was published weekly from 1935 to 1966. Occasionally subtitled “Unswerving Dedication to the Truth” or “The Newsjournal of the … Continue reading "1935 : Detroit Tribune, Historic Black Newspaper Debuts"
1952 : Soapy Williams Appears on Cover of Time
1952 : Soapy Williams Appears on Cover of Time
Sep 15 all-day
1952 : Soapy Williams Appears on Cover of Time
Michigan Governor G. Mennon “Soapy” Williams appears on the cover of Time magazine, September 15, 1952. Beginning of article : As the farmers and townsmen of Ottawa County streamed out of the fairgrounds at Marne, … Continue reading "1952 : Soapy Williams Appears on Cover of Time"
2018 : Tour de Troit (Date Varies)
2018 : Tour de Troit (Date Varies)
Sep 15 all-day
2018 : Tour de Troit (Date Varies)
 Michigan’s largest cycling ride, the Tour de Troit, kicks off Saturday, attracting riders from all over the metro area. Around 7,000 people are expected to ride in the Tour de Troit, more than double … Continue reading "2018 : Tour de Troit (Date Varies)"
1890 : Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, City’s Oldest Continuing African American Church, Started
1890 : Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, City’s Oldest Continuing African American Church, Started
Sep 16 all-day
Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids was the realization of one pioneering woman’s dream. In the 1880s, Catherine Carter moved to Grand Rapids with her husband, Newton, a barber. In a city with fewer … Continue reading "1890 : Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, City’s Oldest Continuing African American Church, Started"
1899 : Detroit Bicycle Patrolman Run Over by Electric Streetcar
1899 : Detroit Bicycle Patrolman Run Over by Electric Streetcar
Sep 16 all-day
1899 : Detroit Bicycle Patrolman Run Over by Electric Streetcar
The Detroit Police Department (originally called the Metropolitan Police) were among the first to put officers on bicycles. In 1893, Officer Charles J. Stewart was appointed to the department and began his assignment on the … Continue reading "1899 : Detroit Bicycle Patrolman Run Over by Electric Streetcar"
1908 : General Motors Incorporated in New Jersey
1908 : General Motors Incorporated in New Jersey
Sep 16 all-day
William C. “Billy” Durant was working from his office at Buick headquarters in Flint when he began putting together the deals to create GM. The company’s first headquarters was on Flint’s Hamilton Avenue. GM’s incorporation … Continue reading "1908 : General Motors Incorporated in New Jersey"
1931 : Prohibition Leads to Collingwood Manor Massacre in Detroit
1931 : Prohibition Leads to Collingwood Manor Massacre in Detroit
Sep 16 all-day
On Sept. 16, 1931, the Collingwood Massacre brought down several members of the notorious Purple Gang in the Detroit underworld of booze trafficking. The Purple Gang leaders had hired a group of men to work … Continue reading "1931 : Prohibition Leads to Collingwood Manor Massacre in Detroit"
1944 : Oscar Johnson Wins Medal of Honor
1944 : Oscar Johnson Wins Medal of Honor
Sep 16 all-day
The Medal of Honor is the United States highest award for bravery in combat. Only 464 men were awarded the medal for actions in WWII. More than half the recipients never saw the medal as … Continue reading "1944 : Oscar Johnson Wins Medal of Honor"
1960 : Construction Begun on Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge
1960 : Construction Begun on Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge
Sep 16 all-day
Building the Bridge was a joint effort between the United States and Canada. In the U.S., Federal funds were made available because the bridge was connected to the federal freeway system. Ninety percent of the … Continue reading "1960 : Construction Begun on Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge"
1972 : First African American Quarterback Takes the Field for University of Michigan
1972 : First African American Quarterback Takes the Field for University of Michigan
Sep 16 all-day
On September 16, 1972, Dennis Franklin started as quarterback for the University of Michigan football team in their season-opening 7-0 victory over Northwestern. Franklin, the first black quarterback in University of Michigan history, started regularly … Continue reading "1972 : First African American Quarterback Takes the Field for University of Michigan"
1990 : Tanker Jupiter Explodes in Saginaw River
1990 : Tanker Jupiter Explodes in Saginaw River
Sep 16 all-day
September 16, 1990 marks the 25th anniversary of the MV Jupiter explosion. While moored on the West Side of the Saginaw River, unloading 2.3 million gallons of unleaded gasoline at Total Petroleum, the tanker broke … Continue reading "1990 : Tanker Jupiter Explodes in Saginaw River"
2003 : Detroit Shock Win First Championship
2003 : Detroit Shock Win First Championship
Sep 16 all-day
On September 16, 2003, the Detroit Shock won their first of three WNBA championships, defeating the Los Angeles Sparks 83-78 in a hotly contested Game 3 of the final series before a crowd of over … Continue reading "2003 : Detroit Shock Win First Championship"
2013 : Lansing Grand River Scheduled to Build One Millionth Vehicle
2013 : Lansing Grand River Scheduled to Build One Millionth Vehicle
Sep 16 all-day
Twelve years ago, General Motors Co. opened its newest assembly plant in more than a decade on 111 acres just south of downtown Lansing. The plant was more flexible, more robotic, than any other factory … Continue reading "2013 : Lansing Grand River Scheduled to Build One Millionth Vehicle"
1842 : Detroit Advertiser Fish Story
1842 : Detroit Advertiser Fish Story
Sep 17 all-day
The Detroit Advertiser of September 17, 1842, reported that a Frenchman caught a catfish on September 16 with a hook and line in the Detroit River and the catfish weighed 187 pounds! Observers and probably … Continue reading "1842 : Detroit Advertiser Fish Story"
1862 : Michiganders Fight in Battle of Antietam, MD
1862 : Michiganders Fight in Battle of Antietam, MD
Sep 17 all-day
Three Michigan officers played major parts in the Battle of Antietam : General Alpheus S. Williams, General Israel Richardson, and General Orlando Willcox. In total, several thousand Michiganders fought; Michigan forces claimed approximately 360 casualties … Continue reading "1862 : Michiganders Fight in Battle of Antietam, MD"
1928 : Upper Peninsula State Fair Opens for First Time
1928 : Upper Peninsula State Fair Opens for First Time
Sep 17 all-day
The Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba is a fair held annually in the Upper Peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan. In April 1927, Michigan Governor Fed Green signed Act 89, which stated that … Continue reading "1928 : Upper Peninsula State Fair Opens for First Time"
1951 : Northwestern Michigan College Holds First Classes
1951 : Northwestern Michigan College Holds First Classes
Sep 17 all-day
The first day of classes at Northwestern Michigan College was Sept. 17, 1951. “In every way, the Northwestern Michigan College is a people’s college. It was conceived in a regional desire for education and is … Continue reading "1951 : Northwestern Michigan College Holds First Classes"
1951: MSU Kellogg Center Opens
1951: MSU Kellogg Center Opens
Sep 17 all-day
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center History The Story Behind Our Hotel Originally conceived just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center opened its doors to the public on September … Continue reading "1951: MSU Kellogg Center Opens"
1970 : MSU Board of Trustees Approves the College of Osteopathic Medicine
1970 : MSU Board of Trustees Approves the College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sep 17 all-day
On September 17, 1970, the MSU Board of Trustees approved the College of Osteopathic Medicine as MSU’s 16th College and the nation’s first such publicly-supported institution. The Michigan College of Osteopathic Medicine actually started in … Continue reading "1970 : MSU Board of Trustees Approves the College of Osteopathic Medicine"
1981 : Gerald Ford Museum Opening All-Star Celebration
1981 : Gerald Ford Museum Opening All-Star Celebration
Sep 17 all-day
Grand Rapids was buzzing with excitement back in 1981 leading up to the September 18, 1981 dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. On the night before the official dedication ceremony, an All-Star Celebration … Continue reading "1981 : Gerald Ford Museum Opening All-Star Celebration"
1999: For Love of the Game Features Detroit Tiger Pitcher
1999: For Love of the Game Features Detroit Tiger Pitcher
Sep 17 all-day
Released to theaters on September 17, 1999, For Love of the Game is an American sports drama film directed by Sam Raimi and written by Dana Stevens based on Michael Shaara‘s 1991 novel of the … Continue reading "1999: For Love of the Game Features Detroit Tiger Pitcher"
2016 : Nashville, MI and Moo-Ville Creamery Create World’s Largest Ice Cream Sundae
2016 : Nashville, MI and Moo-Ville Creamery Create World’s Largest Ice Cream Sundae
Sep 17 all-day
Nothing stops months of planning when you’re hoping to reclaim the Guinness Book of World Records for World’s Largest Ice Cream Sundae. Last spring, the city of Nashville set a record with a distance of … Continue reading "2016 : Nashville, MI and Moo-Ville Creamery Create World’s Largest Ice Cream Sundae"
1679: Griffon Begins Last Voyage
1679: Griffon Begins Last Voyage
Sep 18 all-day
1679: Griffon Begins Last Voyage
Built by explorer Rene Robert Cavilier, Sieur de la Salle, the Griffon was intended to assist La Salle in increasing his fortune by transporting large numbers of furs from the Great Lakes to points east. … Continue reading "1679: Griffon Begins Last Voyage"
1918 : Hazel Stimson, First Michigan Woman to Join Marines
1918 : Hazel Stimson, First Michigan Woman to Join Marines
Sep 18 all-day
On September 18, 1918, Hazel Stimson responded to a pamphlet that invited her to “work side by side with the men of the Marine Corps” and became the first Michigan woman to enlist in the … Continue reading "1918 : Hazel Stimson, First Michigan Woman to Join Marines"
1970: Molly Blakely Starts the Fiesta Mixicana in Grand Rapids
1970: Molly Blakely Starts the Fiesta Mixicana in Grand Rapids
Sep 18 all-day
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15 In 1970, the annual Fiesta Mixicana began in Grand Rapids as the brainchild of Molly Blakely. “I wanted to show my children as well as the people here that … Continue reading "1970: Molly Blakely Starts the Fiesta Mixicana in Grand Rapids"
1981 : Ford Presidential Library Official Dedication
1981 : Ford Presidential Library Official Dedication
Sep 18 all-day
1981 : Ford Presidential Library Official Dedication
On September 18, 1981, the Gerald R. Ford presidential museum was dedicated in Grand Rapids with President Ronald Reagan and former President Ford among those in attendance. The rest of the story: As a boy … Continue reading "1981 : Ford Presidential Library Official Dedication"
1987 : Pope John Paul II Visits Detroit
1987 : Pope John Paul II Visits Detroit
Sep 18 all-day
Pope John Paul II made an historic visit to Detroit. History was made when the airplane Shepherd One arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with Pope John Paul II aboard for an offical visit to the … Continue reading "1987 : Pope John Paul II Visits Detroit"
2010 : University of Michigan-Flint Kodiaks Play First Football Game
2010 : University of Michigan-Flint Kodiaks Play First Football Game
Sep 18 all-day
You can call it The Little House. The University of Michigan-Flint drew more than 400 fans to the school’s first home football game Saturday. Playing at Atwood Stadium in Flint, the team lost 24-22 to … Continue reading "2010 : University of Michigan-Flint Kodiaks Play First Football Game"
2016 : Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Take to the Field
2016 : Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Take to the Field
Sep 18 all-day
They bounded onto the field with the energy and athleticism of many of the players who’d soon follow them. The Detroit Lions Cheerleaders strutted, kicked, twirled, arched, jumped and danced Sunday afternoon during the Lions’ home … Continue reading "2016 : Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Take to the Field"
2021 : Luke Bryan Farm Tour Arrives in Fowlerville
2021 : Luke Bryan Farm Tour Arrives in Fowlerville
Sep 18 all-day
2021 : Luke Bryan Farm Tour Arrives in Fowlerville
  Thomas Luther “Luke” Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his music career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington before signing with Capitol Nashville … Continue reading "2021 : Luke Bryan Farm Tour Arrives in Fowlerville"
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