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1768 : Lt. George McDougall Buys Belle Isle from Ottowa and Ojibwa Chiefs
1768 : Lt. George McDougall Buys Belle Isle from Ottowa and Ojibwa Chiefs
Jun 5 all-day
Belle Isle was privately owned in 1879, as it had been since June 5, 1768, when Lieutenant George McDougall (with the blessing of King George III) purchased the island from local Ottowa and Ojibwa chiefs … Continue reading "1768 : Lt. George McDougall Buys Belle Isle from Ottowa and Ojibwa Chiefs"
1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized
1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized
Jun 5 all-day
1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized
  On June 5, 1866, Michigan physicians met in Detroit to organize the Michigan State Medical Society. With the end of the Civil War in 1865, the many young doctors who had recently entered the … Continue reading "1866 : Michigan State Medical Society Organized"
1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day
1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day
Jun 5 all-day
1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day
Public Act 137 — calling for a ten-hour work day — was approved by the Michigan Legislature on June 5, 1885, although it did not take effect until September. Saginaw Valley lumber industry workers tried … Continue reading "1885 : Michigan Legislature Approves Ten Hour Work Day"
1914 : Elly Peterson Born, First Woman In Michigan to Chair a Major Political Party
1914 : Elly Peterson Born, First Woman In Michigan to Chair a Major Political Party
Jun 5 all-day
In 2011, Michigan native and former editor for the Washington Post Sara Fitzgerald’s biography of the first woman in Michigan to chair the Republican Party was published. Its title was Elly Peterson, “Mother” of the … Continue reading "1914 : Elly Peterson Born, First Woman In Michigan to Chair a Major Political Party"
1968 : Campus Sit-In Protests Marijuana and LSD Arrests
1968 : Campus Sit-In Protests Marijuana and LSD Arrests
Jun 5 all-day
1968 : Campus Sit-In Protests Marijuana and LSD Arrests
Source : Lansing State Journal, June 6, 1968. Reposted from Michigan’s Past.
1998 : Muslim American Debuts
1998 : Muslim American Debuts
Jun 5 all-day
Muslim American, a monthly newspaper for Detroit’s Islamic community, began publication. Source : Michigan History, May/June 2013.
2016 : Vernors Celebrating 150th Anniversary
2016 : Vernors Celebrating 150th Anniversary
Jun 5 all-day
Vernor’s Ginger Ale, Detroit’s Drink, Advertisement Vernors — which was originally Vernor’s, before the apostrophe was dropped decades ago — is among the oldest continuously made soft drinks in America. This week, it celebrates its … Continue reading "2016 : Vernors Celebrating 150th Anniversary"
2018 : First Ever Hindu Invocation in the Michigan Legislature
2018 : First Ever Hindu Invocation in the Michigan Legislature
Jun 5 all-day
The first ever Hindu invocation in the Michigan Legislature was delivered Tuesday afternoon by a Grand Rapids minister who hopes his message of peace can help encourage civility and collaboration. Fred Stella, 63, the pracharak, or … Continue reading "2018 : First Ever Hindu Invocation in the Michigan Legislature"
1706 : Trouble Breaks Out Between the French and Indians in Detroit
1706 : Trouble Breaks Out Between the French and Indians in Detroit
Jun 6 all-day
While Cadillac is away from the French settlement of Detroit, the temporary commander’s dog bites an an Ottawa, the Ottawa beats the dog, the commander beats the Indian to death, and things go downhill from … Continue reading "1706 : Trouble Breaks Out Between the French and Indians in Detroit"
1822 : Alexis St. Martin Shot In Stomach on Mackinac Island
1822 : Alexis St. Martin Shot In Stomach on Mackinac Island
Jun 6 all-day
1822 : Alexis St. Martin Shot In Stomach on Mackinac Island
On June 6, 1822, Alexis St-Martin — a 19-year old Canadian voyageur who worked for the American Fur Company — was accidentally shot with a musket at close range at the fur trading post on … Continue reading "1822 : Alexis St. Martin Shot In Stomach on Mackinac Island"
1925 : Chrysler Corporation Incorporated
1925 : Chrysler Corporation Incorporated
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1925, the Chrysler Corporation was incorporated, as Walter Chrysler reorganized the remnants of the Maxwell Motor Company which had made cars since 1904. Sources : Detroit Historical Society Facebook page Chrysler Corporation … Continue reading "1925 : Chrysler Corporation Incorporated"
1926 : Wrestling’s Greatest Villain, The Sheik, Born in Lansing, Michigan
1926 : Wrestling’s Greatest Villain, The Sheik, Born in Lansing, Michigan
Jun 6 all-day
A master showman, an internationally infamous villain of popular culture, a “pioneer of mayhem”, the godfather of hardcore professional wrestling, was a Lansing native. Born June 6, 1926 to Lebanese immigrants Edward George Farhat was … Continue reading "1926 : Wrestling’s Greatest Villain, The Sheik, Born in Lansing, Michigan"
1944 : Michigan Glider From Greenville First to Land During D-Day
1944 : Michigan Glider From Greenville First to Land During D-Day
Jun 6 all-day
The first glider to land in France on D-Day was built in Greenville by the Gibson Refrigerator Company. Source : Michigan History, May/June 2013 The following documentary has a segment on the D-Day glider landings: … Continue reading "1944 : Michigan Glider From Greenville First to Land During D-Day"
1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot
1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot
Jun 6 all-day
1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot
June 6, 1944.   Eisenhower in England giving D-Day orders—“Full victory-nothing else”—to Wallace Strobel (#23) of Saginaw and other paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division. After asking Strobel where he was from, Eisenhower responded with … Continue reading "1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot"
1956 : Two Men Fall To Their Deaths Building Mackinac Bridge
1956 : Two Men Fall To Their Deaths Building Mackinac Bridge
Jun 6 all-day
On the afternoon of June 6, 1956, Louis “Big Louie” Stepman and three other workers were stringing a catwalk from the north tower of the Mackinac Bridge. The catwalk – a bundle of chain link … Continue reading "1956 : Two Men Fall To Their Deaths Building Mackinac Bridge"
1958 : Ozzie Virgil, the Detroit Tiger’s First Player of Color Takes the Field
1958 : Ozzie Virgil, the Detroit Tiger’s First Player of Color Takes the Field
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1958, the Detroit Tigers’ first nonwhite player debuted. Eleven years after Jackie Robinson made his historic entrance into modern baseball, the Detroit Tigers played a black man. Escaping the distinction of being … Continue reading "1958 : Ozzie Virgil, the Detroit Tiger’s First Player of Color Takes the Field"
1961 : G. I. Joe (The Pigeon) Dies at Detroit Zoo
1961 : G. I. Joe (The Pigeon) Dies at Detroit Zoo
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1961, G.I. Joe, a pigeon credited with saving the lives of 1,000 Allied soldiers during World War II, died of old age at the Detroit Zoo. In October 1943, a note ordering … Continue reading "1961 : G. I. Joe (The Pigeon) Dies at Detroit Zoo"
1962: First Meijer “Thrifty Acres” Opens in Grand Rapids
1962: First Meijer “Thrifty Acres” Opens in Grand Rapids
Jun 6 all-day
Hendrik and Fred Meijer opened the first “Thrifty Acres” in Grand Rapids on this day, marking the birth of the first supercenter nationwide and an innovative concept that would springboard into a retail phenomenon. Meijer’s … Continue reading "1962: First Meijer “Thrifty Acres” Opens in Grand Rapids"
1975 : Jackson Prison Inmate Escapes Via Helicopter
1975 : Jackson Prison Inmate Escapes Via Helicopter
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 1975 Dale Remling escaped from a Jackson prison aboard a hijacked helicopter. The chopper landed in the exercise yard at the Prison of Southern Michigan at Jackson in a spot marked with … Continue reading "1975 : Jackson Prison Inmate Escapes Via Helicopter"
1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert
1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert
Jun 6 all-day
1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert
Prince – in 1986 the world was his oyster. Prince – interview from WHYT-Power 96, Detroit – June 6, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A few words from Prince tonight, from a telephone interview … Continue reading "1986 : Prince Calls a Detroit FM Radio Station After A Concert"
2003 : Michigan Beach Owners Given Right to Mow Down Beachfront Weeds
2003 : Michigan Beach Owners Given Right to Mow Down Beachfront Weeds
Jun 6 all-day
On June 6, 2003, then Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed into law legislation that allowed property owners in Grand Traverse and Bay City areas to mow down typically submerged weeds on their beach front property. The … Continue reading "2003 : Michigan Beach Owners Given Right to Mow Down Beachfront Weeds"
2020 : North American International Auto Show Begins
2020 : North American International Auto Show Begins
Jun 6 all-day
North American International Auto Show 2020 (June 6-20) The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced recently  that starting in 2020 the show would make a transformational move to June and will start the week … Continue reading "2020 : North American International Auto Show Begins"
1824 : First Legislative Council of the Michigan Territory Convenes in Detroit
1824 : First Legislative Council of the Michigan Territory Convenes in Detroit
Jun 7 all-day
On June 7, 1824, the first legislative council of the Michigan Territory convened in Detroit. Under provisions of the Northwest Ordinance, a legislative council could be elected when the territory’s population of free males reached … Continue reading "1824 : First Legislative Council of the Michigan Territory Convenes in Detroit"
1860 : Austin Blair Selected as Republican Candidate for Governor
1860 : Austin Blair Selected as Republican Candidate for Governor
Jun 7 all-day
On June 7, 1860, the only Michigan Governor with a statue in front of the Capitol was selected by the Republican Party to be their offical candidate for Governor. Mr. Blair, born in New York … Continue reading "1860 : Austin Blair Selected as Republican Candidate for Governor"
1913 : Old Rugged Cross Hymn Linked to Michigan Revivals
1913 : Old Rugged Cross Hymn Linked to Michigan Revivals
Jun 7 all-day
1913 : Old Rugged Cross Hymn Linked to Michigan Revivals
The year was 1912 and George Bennard, a Methodist Episcopal evangelist traveling throughout the Midwest, was heckled incessantly by several youth at a revival meeting in Michigan. A Vision, a Melody and the Completion of … Continue reading "1913 : Old Rugged Cross Hymn Linked to Michigan Revivals"
1932 : Mary Moore Born, Member of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
1932 : Mary Moore Born, Member of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Jun 7 all-day
1932 : Mary Moore Born, Member of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
/> Mary Moore, a Battle Creek Belle, tags out runner at second base. From Springfield Sally to Battle Creek Belle, Lincoln Park native Mary Moore pitches stories about life as an infielder, from 1950 to … Continue reading "1932 : Mary Moore Born, Member of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League"
1937 : Labor Activists Demonstrate In Lansing, Michigan
1937 : Labor Activists Demonstrate In Lansing, Michigan
Jun 7 all-day
Upset by the arrest of UAW Workers trying to unionize Capital City Wrecking Company during the night, labor supporters demonstrate outside the Lansing City Hall where the prisoners were being held. Before the day was … Continue reading "1937 : Labor Activists Demonstrate In Lansing, Michigan"
1952 : MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel Dedicated
1952 : MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel Dedicated
Jun 7 all-day
1952 : MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel Dedicated
Dedication of the Alumni Memorial Chapel; June 7, 1952 Located on Auditorium Rd, situated next to the Kresge Art Center and across the street from Baker Hall, is the Alumni Memorial Chapel. A small chapel, … Continue reading "1952 : MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel Dedicated"
1958 : Edmund Fitzgerald Launched
1958 : Edmund Fitzgerald Launched
Jun 7 all-day
  Watch the launch of Hull 301 (the Edmund Fitzgerald) built by the shipbuilders and engineers of the Great Lakes Engineering Works of River Rouge, Michigan.  One can feel the excitement in the air.  Little … Continue reading "1958 : Edmund Fitzgerald Launched"
1997 : Detroit Red Wings End 42-year Stanley Cup Drought
1997 : Detroit Red Wings End 42-year Stanley Cup Drought
Jun 7 all-day
1997  : Detroit Red Wings End 42-year Stanley Cup Drought
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 7 1997: The Stanley Cup returns to Hockeytown for the first time in 42 years. The Detroit Red Wings complete a sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 2-1 victory … Continue reading "1997 : Detroit Red Wings End 42-year Stanley Cup Drought"
2010 : President Obama Visits Kalamazoo
2010 : President Obama Visits Kalamazoo
Jun 7 all-day
  In early March, students at Kalamazoo Central High School submitted a video to Get Schooled’s Race to the Top competition, a nationwide search to find the school most dedicated to making — as Get … Continue reading "2010 : President Obama Visits Kalamazoo"
2013 : Congressman Dingell Jr. Sets Congressional Service Record
2013 : Congressman Dingell Jr. Sets Congressional Service Record
Jun 7 all-day
John David Dingell Jr., at age 86, is in much the same spot he has been in since Dec. 13, 1955, representing a congressional district in southeast Michigan and performing all the tasks that come … Continue reading "2013 : Congressman Dingell Jr. Sets Congressional Service Record"
1905 : Marshall Workingmen Refuse to Make Sunday Deliveries
1905 : Marshall Workingmen Refuse to Make Sunday Deliveries
Jun 8 all-day
On June 8, 1905, Marshall mikmen, meat sellers, and ice dealers joined forces and refused to make door-to-door Sunday deliveries. —Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1926 : Babe Ruth Hits Longest Home Run
1926 : Babe Ruth Hits Longest Home Run
Jun 8 all-day
1926 : Babe Ruth Hits Longest Home Run
On June 8, 1926, Babe Ruth reputedly hit the longest home run in major league history at Detroit’s Navin Field, sending a Lil Stoner pitch over the centerfield grandstands onto Cherry Street. The blast was … Continue reading "1926 : Babe Ruth Hits Longest Home Run"
1953 : Flint Tornado Kills 116
1953 : Flint Tornado Kills 116
Jun 8 all-day
1953 : Flint Tornado Kills 116
On June 8, 1953, before weather sirens, doppler radar, and tornado warnings, the most deadly tornado in U.S. history – until the 2011 tornado in Joplin, MO killed 120 – occurred near Flint, killing 116 … Continue reading "1953 : Flint Tornado Kills 116"
2005 : University of Michigan Wins College World Series
2005 : University of Michigan Wins College World Series
Jun 8 all-day
2005 : University of Michigan Wins College World Series
The 2005 Women’s College World Series was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from June 2 through June 8 and marked the conclusion of the 2005 NCAA Division I softball season. Michigan won their first championship by defeating UCLA two games … Continue reading "2005 : University of Michigan Wins College World Series"
2015 : Federal Settlement Reached On Enbridge Oil Spill
2015 : Federal Settlement Reached On Enbridge Oil Spill
Jun 8 all-day
The U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement Monday with Enbridge Energy Company that will incorporate portions of the state settlement over the 2010 oil pipeline rupture into the Kalamazoo River and require some additional … Continue reading "2015 : Federal Settlement Reached On Enbridge Oil Spill"
1845 : First Hospital In Michigan Opens in Log Building
1845 : First Hospital In Michigan Opens in Log Building
Jun 9 all-day
On June 9, 1845, St. Vincent’s, the first hospital in Michigan, was opened in a log building by the Sister’s of Charity. It was later renamed St. Mary’s Hospital. Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook … Continue reading "1845 : First Hospital In Michigan Opens in Log Building"
1881 : Soo Locks and Canal Turned Over to U.S. Government
1881 : Soo Locks and Canal Turned Over to U.S. Government
Jun 9 all-day
On June 9, 1881, the State of Michigan turned over ownership of the Soo Locks and canal to the United States and made passage free to all vessels. From the locks’ opening in 1855 until … Continue reading "1881 : Soo Locks and Canal Turned Over to U.S. Government"
1934 : Jackie Wilson Born, Mr. Excitement
1934 : Jackie Wilson Born, Mr. Excitement
Jun 9 all-day
Jack Leroy Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American soul singer and performer. A tenor with an incredible four-octave vocal range, Wilson was nicknamed “Mr. Excitement“, and was important in … Continue reading "1934 : Jackie Wilson Born, Mr. Excitement"
1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts
1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts
Jun 9 all-day
1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts
Jack Faxon was born in Detroit June 9, 1936. He graduated from Central High School in Detroit and received a B.S. and Masters in Education from Wayne State University. He also received a Masters in … Continue reading "1936 : Jack Faxon Born, Schoolteacher, Headmaster, Michigan Legislator, and Patron of the Arts"
1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus
1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus
Jun 9 all-day
1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus
Standing at the entrance way to Michigan State’s athletic establishment is “The Spartan,” a huge statue which symbolizes the university’s athletic teams. Sparty was born in the mind of Ralph Young, Michigan State College’s athletic … Continue reading "1945 : Original Spartan Statue Dedicated on MSU Campus"
2017 : Record Cisco Caught
2017 : Record Cisco Caught
Jun 9 all-day
It’s a whopper to say the least — and a state record. A cisco fish caught last June in Lake Ottawa in the western Upper Peninsula weighed in at 6.36 pounds and 21.8 inches long, … Continue reading "2017 : Record Cisco Caught"
1916 : Ernest Hemingway Departs for Northern Michigan
1916 : Ernest Hemingway Departs for Northern Michigan
Jun 10 all-day
1916 : Ernest Hemingway Departs for Northern Michigan
On June 10, 1916, Ernest Hemingway departed Chicago for one of his many trips to Northern Michigan, but this one was dedicated to fishing. Many credit Hemingway’s love of fly-fishing in Northern Michigan for the … Continue reading "1916 : Ernest Hemingway Departs for Northern Michigan"
1919 : Michigan Voters Ratify the 19th Amendment
1919 : Michigan Voters Ratify the 19th Amendment
Jun 10 all-day
1919 : Michigan Voters Ratify the 19th Amendment
Michigan became one of the first three states to ratify the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote (Wisconsin and Illinois were the other two.) on June 10, 1919. The amendment needed three-fourths of … Continue reading "1919 : Michigan Voters Ratify the 19th Amendment"
1930 : Housewives’ League Founded in Detroit
1930 : Housewives’ League Founded in Detroit
Jun 10 all-day
On June 10, 1930, Fannie Peck founded the Housewives’ League for African-American homemakers in Detroit — which asked its members to patronize black-owned businesses to ensure they stayed afloat during the Great Depression and to … Continue reading "1930 : Housewives’ League Founded in Detroit"
1937 : Violence Breaks Out at Newton Steel Mill in Monroe
1937 : Violence Breaks Out at Newton Steel Mill in Monroe
Jun 10 all-day
In 1937 in the city of Monroe, Michigan, workers at the Newton Steel Plant picketed and later went out on strike. Most workers and residents did not expect their quiet town to become a major … Continue reading "1937 : Violence Breaks Out at Newton Steel Mill in Monroe"
1962 : Kate Upton Born in St. Joseph, Michigan
1962 : Kate Upton Born in St. Joseph, Michigan
Jun 10 all-day
  Kate Upton was born in St. Joseph, Michigan on June 10, 1992.  Upton won fame as a model who was frequently featured in “Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit editions”, commercials, television, and being engaged to Detroit … Continue reading "1962 : Kate Upton Born in St. Joseph, Michigan"
1987 : Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame Dedicated
1987 : Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame Dedicated
Jun 10 all-day
1987 : Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame Dedicated
The Michigan Women’s Studies Association (MWSA), an academic professional organization, was founded in 1973 on the campus of Michigan State University to change what is thought and taught about women, particularly Michigan women, in schools, … Continue reading "1987 : Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame Dedicated"
2000 : MSU’s First Female Drum Major and Sparty Marry
2000 : MSU’s First Female Drum Major and Sparty Marry
Jun 10 all-day
On June 10, 2000, MSU’s first female drum major (Mary Houhanisin, 1995) and Sparty (Kris Hulliberger at the same time) were officially married. In the fall of 1998, Kris purchased a brick at the Michigan … Continue reading "2000 : MSU’s First Female Drum Major and Sparty Marry"
2016 : Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, Dies
2016 : Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, Dies
Jun 10 all-day
2016 : Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, Dies
Gordon “Gordie” Howe, also known as Mr. Hockey by sports fans around the world, passed away today at the age of 88. Howe was an amazing goalscorer but also one of the toughest players on … Continue reading "2016 : Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, Dies"
2018 : Michigan International Speedway Celebrating 50 Years of Racing
2018 : Michigan International Speedway Celebrating 50 Years of Racing
Jun 10 all-day
2018 : Michigan International Speedway Celebrating 50 Years of Racing
Auto racing has brought thrills to the Irish Hills for fifty years and created memories for generations of motorsports fans. Oct. 13, 1968 – In the Michigan Inaugeral 250 at MIS, fans watched Ronnie Buckman, … Continue reading "2018 : Michigan International Speedway Celebrating 50 Years of Racing"
June 10, 1928 : Ray Keech Wins 1st Race at Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit
June 10, 1928 : Ray Keech Wins 1st Race at Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit
Jun 10 all-day
Ray Keech wins 1st dirt track race at Michigan State Fair, averaging 77.664 mph.
1796 : British Surrender Detroit
1796 : British Surrender Detroit
Jun 11 all-day
1796 : British Surrender Detroit
The British finally decided to surrender Detroit to the United States. Despite the Treaty of Paris, which ended the American War for Independence, the British chose to retain the Territory of Michigan until June 11, … Continue reading "1796 : British Surrender Detroit"
1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit
1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit
Jun 11 all-day
1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit
Just as Detroit’s future looked promising, a terrible disaster occurred — the Great Fire of 1805. Baker John Harvey was in his stable and he knocked ashes from his pipe. It was a hot, windy … Continue reading "1805 : A Fire Almost Wipes Out Detroit"
1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing
1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing
Jun 11 all-day
1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing
Commodore Dewey Day, Lansing, Michigan, June 11, 1900. Nothing rallies American spirits more than a quick, easy, and decisive military victory. On May 1, 1898, Commodore George Dewey wiped out the Spanish fleet at Manila … Continue reading "1900 : Commodore Dewey Day in Lansing"
1908: Dan Seavey – Michigan’s Only Pirate?
1908: Dan Seavey – Michigan’s Only Pirate?
Jun 11 all-day
1908: Dan Seavey - Michigan's Only Pirate?
He didn’t have a peg leg. There’s no evidence he ever uttered “arggh.” And, unlike a certain buccaneer popular at the movies these days, he didn’t wear eyeliner. But “Roaring” Dan Seavey was, by legal … Continue reading "1908: Dan Seavey – Michigan’s Only Pirate?"
1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium
1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium
Jun 11 all-day
1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium
Norm Cash became the first Detroit Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium. Cash spent 15 seasons in a Detroit uniform, 1960 through 1974. His 373 home runs, which still ranks him second … Continue reading "1961 : Norm Cash Hits First Home Run In New Tiger Stadium"
2015 : Japanese Garden Opens at Meijer Gardens
2015 : Japanese Garden Opens at Meijer Gardens
Jun 11 all-day
Retail magnate Fred Meijer’s final dream for Meijer Gardens was that a Japanese Garden becomes a part of the institution that bears his name. That dream comes true today. If you go • Meijer Gardens … Continue reading "2015 : Japanese Garden Opens at Meijer Gardens"
2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co.
2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co.
Jun 11 all-day
2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co.
June 11, 2018. Detroit’s long-vacant Michigan Central Station, a towering ruin that came to symbolize the city’s dramatic fall, has been sold to Ford Motor Co.  The Ford sale also included a nearby former Detroit schools book depository that the family … Continue reading "2018 : Detroit Central Station Purchased by Ford Motor Co."
2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business
2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business
Jun 11 all-day
2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business
Mike Ilitch Business School Wayne State University plans to move staff and faculty into its new Mike Ilitch School of Business at Woodward and Temple, during the June 11-15, 2018 week, Crain’s Detroit Business reports. … Continue reading "2018 : Faculty Moving Into New Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business"
2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale
2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale
Jun 11 all-day
2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale
Imagine being a celebrity, a household name chanted across the country. And yet, even your closest confidants don’t know that you are famous. How can this be, you ask? For Nicole Niemiec (BA Marketing ’18) … Continue reading "2018 : Sparty Shares HER Tale"
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