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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"
1878 : James Curwood Born in Owosso
1878 : James Curwood Born in Owosso
Jun 12 all-day
1878 : James Curwood Born in Owosso
James Oliver Curwood may be little known today, but between 1908 and 1931 he turned out 32 novels and an autobiography. Many of the novels and short stories were later turned into movies, including The … Continue reading "1878 : James Curwood Born in Owosso"
1959 : Marian Anderson, 1st African American Commencement Speaker at University of Michigan
1959 : Marian Anderson, 1st African American Commencement Speaker at University of Michigan
Jun 12 all-day
1959 : Marian Anderson, 1st African American Commencement Speaker at University of Michigan
Courtesy photo | University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library Marian Anderson spoke at the University of Michigan’s commencement ceremony on June 12, 1959. She was the first black person to be invited as the commencement … Continue reading "1959 : Marian Anderson, 1st African American Commencement Speaker at University of Michigan"
1972 : Slaughterhouse Five Censorship in Public Schools Denied
1972 : Slaughterhouse Five Censorship in Public Schools Denied
Jun 12 all-day
1972 : Slaughterhouse Five Censorship in Public Schools Denied
  A truly great library has something to offend everyone.
1979 : Tigers Hire Sparky Anderson to Be Manager
1979 : Tigers Hire Sparky Anderson to Be Manager
Jun 12 all-day
1979 : Tigers Hire Sparky Anderson to Be Manager
Born on February 22, 1934, in Bridgewater, South Dakota, but raised in California, George Lee “Sparky” Anderson was a longtime baseball manager who spent 17 years with the Detroit Tigers. Anderson played for several years … Continue reading "1979 : Tigers Hire Sparky Anderson to Be Manager"
1986: Murray Van Wagoner Dies, Created Michigan’s the Nation’s First Permanent State Highway Travel Information Center
1986: Murray Van Wagoner Dies, Created Michigan’s the Nation’s First Permanent State Highway Travel Information Center
Jun 12 all-day
On June 12, 1986, Michigan’s 38th governor, Murray Van Wagoner, who established the nation’s first permanent state highway travel information center before becoming governor, died at age 88. Van Wagoner died at Botsford Hospital in … Continue reading "1986: Murray Van Wagoner Dies, Created Michigan’s the Nation’s First Permanent State Highway Travel Information Center"
2007 : Justin Verlander Throws No Hitter
2007 : Justin Verlander Throws No Hitter
Jun 12 all-day
On June 12, 2007, in just his 45th career start, Justin Verlander throws a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers at Comerica Park in Detroit. The hard-throwing right-hander teams with catcher Ivan Rodriguez for the first … Continue reading "2007 : Justin Verlander Throws No Hitter"
2018 : Livingston’s Judge Brennan in Hot Water
2018 : Livingston’s Judge Brennan in Hot Water
Jun 12 all-day
The Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) authorized today a formal complaint against Brighton District Court Judge Theresa Brennan, who is accused of failing to disclose a relationship and poor demeanor during court proceedings. Prosecutor Lynn Helland, … Continue reading "2018 : Livingston’s Judge Brennan in Hot Water"
1784 : Isaac McCoy Born, Founded Missions in What Would Become Niles and Grand Rapids, Michigan
1784 : Isaac McCoy Born, Founded Missions in What Would Become Niles and Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jun 13 all-day
Isaac McCoy (June 13, 1784 – June 21, 1846) was a Baptist missionary among the Native Americans in present-day Indiana, Michigan and Missouri. He was an advocate of Indian removal from the eastern United States, … Continue reading "1784 : Isaac McCoy Born, Founded Missions in What Would Become Niles and Grand Rapids, Michigan"
1953 : Actor Tim Allen Born
1953 : Actor Tim Allen Born
Jun 13 all-day
1953 : Actor Tim Allen Born
Wow – clearly too smart to have gone full time into radio. Read More: Taylor Swift Donates $13,000 to Michigan Mother of 4 | https://99wfmk.com/taylor-swift-donates-13000-to-michigan-mother-of-4/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WFMK%20Daily%20Newsletter%202020-12-10&utm_term=WFMK%20Smart%20List&utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral   Although born in Denver, Colorado, Timothy Alan Dick grew up in … Continue reading "1953 : Actor Tim Allen Born"
1964 : Lumberjack Rows 2200 Miles to World’s Fair in New York
1964 : Lumberjack Rows 2200 Miles to World’s Fair in New York
Jun 13 all-day
On June 13, 1964, Tony Calery, a 45-year old, 200-pound bachelor lumberjack, left his hometown in Sault Ste. Marie bound for the World’s Fair. Some drive, some fly, some sail, some might even hitchhike, ride … Continue reading "1964 : Lumberjack Rows 2200 Miles to World’s Fair in New York"
2002 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup and Coach Scotty Bowman Retires
2002 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup and Coach Scotty Bowman Retires
Jun 13 all-day
On June 13, 2002, the Detroit Red Wings won their third Stanley Cup in six years, finishing off the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 at the Joe Louis Arena to win the Finals in five games. Coach … Continue reading "2002 : Detroit Red Wings Win Stanley Cup and Coach Scotty Bowman Retires"
2014 : MSU Athlete Leah O’Connor Wins National Title in the Steeplechase
2014 : MSU Athlete Leah O’Connor Wins National Title in the Steeplechase
Jun 13 all-day
A national title in the steeplechase. Michigan State’s first women’s track outdoor champion since 1997. It’s all just starting to sink in for junior Leah O’Connor, who capped a strong season by becoming just the … Continue reading "2014 : MSU Athlete Leah O’Connor Wins National Title in the Steeplechase"
2016 : Detroit Lions to Recruit Cheerleaders
2016 : Detroit Lions to Recruit Cheerleaders
Jun 13 all-day
The Lions had been one of a few NFL teams without cheerleaders. They have decided to reverse course and will feature cheerleaders starting this season, they announced Monday. The Lions will have tryouts for cheerleaders starting … Continue reading "2016 : Detroit Lions to Recruit Cheerleaders"
2016: Former Michigan State Hockey Coach and Athletic Director Ron Mason Dies
2016: Former Michigan State Hockey Coach and Athletic Director Ron Mason Dies
Jun 13 all-day
2016: Former Michigan State Hockey Coach and Athletic Director Ron Mason Dies
Legendary former Michigan State hockey coach and athletic director Ron Mason has died, the Free Press has confirmed. The 76-year-old Mason led the Spartans to the 1986 NCAA national championship and was the winningest college hockey … Continue reading "2016: Former Michigan State Hockey Coach and Athletic Director Ron Mason Dies"
1671 : French Claim Michigan
1671 : French Claim Michigan
Jun 14 all-day
On June 14, 1671, the Pageant of Sault was held, and the French government claimed the territory that would become Michigan. The French, led by Simon Francois, claimed all the land  — bounded on the … Continue reading "1671 : French Claim Michigan"
1964 : Rolling Stones Play First Concert in Detroit
1964 : Rolling Stones Play First Concert in Detroit
Jun 14 all-day
1964 : Rolling Stones Play First Concert in Detroit
During their first tour in the United States, the Rolling Stones played at Olympia Stadium on June 14, 1964. The band returned to Comerica Park on July 8, 2015. Review the setlist from the June … Continue reading "1964 : Rolling Stones Play First Concert in Detroit"
1976 : Hudson’s Flagship Store Retires World’s Largest Flag, Donating It to the Smithsonian
1976 : Hudson’s Flagship Store Retires World’s Largest Flag, Donating It to the Smithsonian
Jun 14 all-day
1976 : Hudson's Flagship Store Retires World's Largest Flag, Donating It to the Smithsonian
On June 14, 1976, Flag Day, the downtown Hudson’s department store retired their 2nd version of the world’s largest flag. The original flag was first hung on Armistice Day in 1923, displayed on each ensuing … Continue reading "1976 : Hudson’s Flagship Store Retires World’s Largest Flag, Donating It to the Smithsonian"
2012: Two Women Reps Barred From Speaking in Michigan House
2012: Two Women Reps Barred From Speaking in Michigan House
Jun 14 all-day
Rep. Lisa Brown speaks out against House attack on women’s health State Rep. Lisa Brown speaks with 7 Action News The ED Show – Rape reference, not ‘vagina” reason for censure, says MI GOP Two … Continue reading "2012: Two Women Reps Barred From Speaking in Michigan House"
1836 : Michigan Gains UP, Loses Toledo
1836 : Michigan Gains UP, Loses Toledo
Jun 15 all-day
Congress proposes an end to the Michigan/Ohio boundary issue. After months of debate, Congress passed the Northern Ohio Boundary Bill (Clayton Act) on June 15, 1836 to resolve the ongoing boundary dispute between the state … Continue reading "1836 : Michigan Gains UP, Loses Toledo"
1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On
1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On
Jun 15 all-day
1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On
Statue overlooking the bay in Petoskey. Some of his descendants knew him as Neyas Bedosegay, while others called him Petosegay, Biidassige, or Peto-osega (Rising Sun). The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. knows him as Chief … Continue reading "1885 : Chief Petosegay Dies, But His Name Lives On"
1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers
1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers
Jun 15 all-day
1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers
  On June 15, 1948, the first night game is played at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Hal Newhouser allows just two hits in the Tigers 4-1 win over the Athletics. The Tigers are the last … Continue reading "1948 : First Night Game for Detroit Tigers"
1968 : First Underwater Marriage in Michigan
1968 : First Underwater Marriage in Michigan
Jun 15 all-day
On June 15, 1968, Penny Amos and Robert Cooley, two members of a Detroit diving club, gurgled vows at the bottom of Higgins Lake in Michigan’s first underwater wedding. Source : MIRS Today In Michigan … Continue reading "1968 : First Underwater Marriage in Michigan"
1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway
1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway
Jun 15 all-day
1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway
June 15, 1969 – The first NASCAR race at MIS — called the Motor State 500 — set the stage for years of door-banging, paint-swapping, neck-and-neck finishes. Cale Yarborough and LeeRoy Yarbrough battled for most … Continue reading "1969 : Motor State 500 Held, First NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway"
1986 : Michigan’s First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March
1986 : Michigan’s First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March
Jun 15 all-day
1986 : Michigan's First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March
Michigan’s first major gay rights rally and pride march took place in Detroit on Sunday, June 15, 1986.  The Michigan Lesbian Gay Pride Parade and Rally brought about 2000 people together in Kennedy Square. Organizers … Continue reading "1986 : Michigan’s First Major Gay Rights Rally and Pride March"
2004 : Detroit Pistons Win 3rd NBA Championship
2004 : Detroit Pistons Win 3rd NBA Championship
Jun 15 all-day
On June 15, 2004, the Detroit Pistons win Game Five, 100-87 over the Los Angeles Lakers to win their third NBA Championship. Considered underdogs by many NBA experts, the Pistons dominate the series, defeating the … Continue reading "2004 : Detroit Pistons Win 3rd NBA Championship"
2011 : Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Noted Michigan Indian History Scholar, Dies
2011 : Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Noted Michigan Indian History Scholar, Dies
Jun 15 all-day
When Helen Hornbeck Tanner published “Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History” in 1987, the epic work was hailed as the most comprehensive study of the region’s Indian tribes. The 220-page Atlas, with 33 highly detailed … Continue reading "2011 : Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Noted Michigan Indian History Scholar, Dies"
2014 : Casey Kasem Dies
2014 : Casey Kasem Dies
Jun 15 all-day
2014 : Casey Kasem Dies
Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and actor, best known for being the host of the music radio programs American Top 40, American … Continue reading "2014 : Casey Kasem Dies"
2023 : No More Hair Discrimination in MIchigan
2023 : No More Hair Discrimination in MIchigan
Jun 15 all-day
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expanded Michigan’s civil rights law that bars racial discrimination to include discrimination based on hair texture and hairstyles such as braids, locks and twists. “Let’s just call it what it is, hair … Continue reading "2023 : No More Hair Discrimination in MIchigan"
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