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1817 : The Detroit Gazette Debuts, Michigan First Successful, Regularly Issued Paper
1817 : The Detroit Gazette Debuts, Michigan First Successful, Regularly Issued Paper
Aug 1 all-day
The weekly Detroit Gazette, Michigan’s first successful newspaper, began a 13 year run on this day. The Detroit Gazette was a French-English weekly newspaper published by John P. Sheldon and Ebenezer Reed on the third … Continue reading "1817 : The Detroit Gazette Debuts, Michigan First Successful, Regularly Issued Paper"
1834 : Emancipation Day Celebrated in Ypsilanti
1834 : Emancipation Day Celebrated in Ypsilanti
Aug 1 all-day
1834 : Emancipation Day Celebrated in Ypsilanti
In the social and political life of African-American Ypsilanti, no day was more important than the First of August, Emancipation Day, the oldest celebration of the ending of slavery in North America. Ypsilanti’s deep ties … Continue reading "1834 : Emancipation Day Celebrated in Ypsilanti"
1856 : Samuel Horton Settles at Horton Bay
1856 : Samuel Horton Settles at Horton Bay
Aug 1 all-day
1856 : Samuel Horton Settles at Horton Bay
Samuel Horton, accompanied by his family, traveling on the small sailing vessel Rover, arrives on a beautiful bay and decides to settle there.   The Bay and area still bears name — Horton Bay.   They are … Continue reading "1856 : Samuel Horton Settles at Horton Bay"
1863 : Detroit Launches Horse-Drawn Streetcars, First Public Transportation
1863 : Detroit Launches Horse-Drawn Streetcars, First Public Transportation
Aug 1 all-day
1863 : Detroit Launches Horse-Drawn Streetcars, First Public Transportation
August 1-4, 1863 Horse-drawn rail-cars operated along the streets of Detroit for thirty years before the operation of the electric-powered streetcar.  In the above photo, taken shortly before the arrival of the first electric cars, … Continue reading "1863 : Detroit Launches Horse-Drawn Streetcars, First Public Transportation"
1878 : Eastern Michigan Asylum Opens in Pontiac
1878 : Eastern Michigan Asylum Opens in Pontiac
Aug 1 all-day
1878 : Eastern Michigan Asylum Opens in Pontiac
On August 1, 1878, the State of Michigan opened the Eastern Michigan Asylum in Pontiac. The asylum, built to supplement the state’s first institution at Kalamazoo, housed 330 patients and served 20 southeast Michigan counties. … Continue reading "1878 : Eastern Michigan Asylum Opens in Pontiac"
1911 : Michigan Aviator Becomes First Licensed Female Pilot in U.S.
1911 : Michigan Aviator Becomes First Licensed Female Pilot in U.S.
Aug 1 all-day
1911 : Michigan Aviator Becomes First Licensed Female Pilot in U.S.
On August 1, 1911, Harriet Quimby of Kinderhook Township, Michigan, became the first licensed female aviator in the United States. For more information see Henry M. Holden, Her Mentor was an Albatross: the Autobiography of … Continue reading "1911 : Michigan Aviator Becomes First Licensed Female Pilot in U.S."
1928: Acting Detroit Mayor Escapes Serious Injury at Detroit Zoo Opening
1928: Acting Detroit Mayor Escapes Serious Injury at Detroit Zoo Opening
Aug 1 all-day
1928: Acting Detroit Mayor Escapes Serious Injury at Detroit Zoo Opening
On Aug. 1, 1928, Acting Detroit Mayor John Nagel was scheduled to speak at the opening day festivities of the Detroit Zoo. As he made his way to the bandstand, he was greeted by a … Continue reading "1928: Acting Detroit Mayor Escapes Serious Injury at Detroit Zoo Opening"
1929 : Eagle Scouts Begin Serving as Fort Mackinac Guides
1929 : Eagle Scouts Begin Serving as Fort Mackinac Guides
Aug 1 all-day
1929 : Eagle Scouts Begin Serving as Fort Mackinac Guides
Eight Eagle Scouts boarded a Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Company boat for a trip to Mackinac Island. They were the first of thousands of scouts to serve as guides and honor guards at Fort Mackinac. … Continue reading "1929 : Eagle Scouts Begin Serving as Fort Mackinac Guides"
1959 : Fenner Nature Center Opens in Lansing
1959 : Fenner Nature Center Opens in Lansing
Aug 1 all-day
Fenner Nature Center opened as the City of Lansing’s Arboretum Park on August 1, 1959. Within a few years the park contained 4 bison, 3 pronghorn antelopes, 25 prairie dogs, 3 white-tailed deer and a … Continue reading "1959 : Fenner Nature Center Opens in Lansing"
1983 : Pinball Machines Corrupting Youth
1983 : Pinball Machines Corrupting Youth
Aug 1 all-day
According to an article in the Detroit Free Press, west side residents blamed robberies and burglaries on kids’ cravings for coins to feed flashing machines that emitted “strange musical sounds and zapping noises” from tall … Continue reading "1983 : Pinball Machines Corrupting Youth"
2013 : Gabriella (Gail) Joyce Kobe, Michigan Born Actress, Dies
2013 : Gabriella (Gail) Joyce Kobe, Michigan Born Actress, Dies
Aug 1 all-day
Ms. Kobe, born and raised in Hamtramck, got her acting break in the 1956 epic “The Ten Commandments,” in which she played a servant and other roles. Ms. Kobe later appeared in dozens of TV … Continue reading "2013 : Gabriella (Gail) Joyce Kobe, Michigan Born Actress, Dies"
2017 : Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Featured on 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
2017 : Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Featured on 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Aug 1 all-day
2017 : Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Featured on 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
One of Michigan’s natural treasures will soon be showcased on a quarter. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula has been selected as one of the designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters … Continue reading "2017 : Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Featured on 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program"
2021 : Katherine (Kate) Nye Wins Silver at Olympics
2021 : Katherine (Kate) Nye Wins Silver at Olympics
Aug 1 all-day
2021 : Katherine (Kate) Nye Wins Silver at Olympics
Kate Nye lifted a personal best total of 249kg to become the first female silver medalist in American weightlifting history. American 22-year-old Katherine (Kate) Nye delivered the best performance for a U.S. weightlifter at the Olympics in … Continue reading "2021 : Katherine (Kate) Nye Wins Silver at Olympics"
1923 : The First Car Ferry Ariel Transports Vehicles Across the Straits of Mackinac
1923 : The First Car Ferry Ariel Transports Vehicles Across the Straits of Mackinac
Aug 2 all-day
1923 : The First Car Ferry Ariel Transports Vehicles Across the Straits of Mackinac
The first car ferry to operate in the Straits of Mackinaw, the wooden Ariel, carried three cars between the state’s upper and lower peninsulas on her maiden ferry voyage. As the twentieth century dawned, American … Continue reading "1923 : The First Car Ferry Ariel Transports Vehicles Across the Straits of Mackinac"
1932 : Eddie Tolan Win Two Gold Medals at Los Angeles Summer Olympics (Aug. 2-3)
1932 : Eddie Tolan Win Two Gold Medals at Los Angeles Summer Olympics (Aug. 2-3)
Aug 2 all-day
1932 : Eddie Tolan Win Two Gold Medals at Los Angeles Summer Olympics (Aug. 2-3)
Detroiter and University of Michigan alum Eddie Tolan wins the 100 meters race at the 1932 Olympics According to the Detroit Free Press: The new crown that belongs to the “world’s fastest human” now rests … Continue reading "1932 : Eddie Tolan Win Two Gold Medals at Los Angeles Summer Olympics (Aug. 2-3)"
1980 : Tommy Hitman Hearns Won the WBA Welterweight Title at Joe Louis Arena
1980 : Tommy Hitman Hearns Won the WBA Welterweight Title at Joe Louis Arena
Aug 2 all-day
On August 2, 1980, hometown boxing hero Tommy “Hitman” Hearns won the WBA welterweight title, knocking out Pipino Cuevas in the second round of their bout at Joe Louis Arena. Hearns trained at the renowned … Continue reading "1980 : Tommy Hitman Hearns Won the WBA Welterweight Title at Joe Louis Arena"
2013 : Michigan Senators Start Campaign To Replace Civil War Cannons on Capitol Lawn
2013 : Michigan Senators Start Campaign To Replace Civil War Cannons on Capitol Lawn
Aug 2 all-day
2013 : Michigan Senators Start Campaign To Replace Civil War Cannons on Capitol Lawn
It started out as a conversation about some vintage War of 1812 cannon balls that were retrieved from the floor of Lake Erie. But it ended up as a historic restoration project between two state … Continue reading "2013 : Michigan Senators Start Campaign To Replace Civil War Cannons on Capitol Lawn"
2014 : Detroit Tigers Score in Every Inning Played, First Time Since 1912
2014 : Detroit Tigers Score in Every Inning Played, First Time Since 1912
Aug 2 all-day
The Tigers scored in all eight innings in which they batted. According to STATS, inc., the Tigers scored in all eight innings of a nine-inning home game for the first time since 1912. That was … Continue reading "2014 : Detroit Tigers Score in Every Inning Played, First Time Since 1912"
2014 : Largest Crowd to Watch Soccer Game in the U.S.
2014 : Largest Crowd to Watch Soccer Game in the U.S.
Aug 2 all-day
2014 : Largest Crowd to Watch Soccer Game in the U.S.
The scoreboard announces attendance of 109,318 during a friendly between Real Madrid and Manchester United. (AP Photo) They came to see two of the most popular soccer teams in the world. They came for the … Continue reading "2014 : Largest Crowd to Watch Soccer Game in the U.S."
1795 : Chippewa Chief Matchekewis Cedes Bois Blanc Island to the United States
1795 : Chippewa Chief Matchekewis Cedes Bois Blanc Island to the United States
Aug 3 all-day
1795 : Chippewa Chief Matchekewis Cedes Bois Blanc Island to the United States
Bois Blanc Island is the largest island on the right. Mackinac Island is next to it. On August 3, 1795, Chippewa Chief Matchekewis ceded Bois Blanc Island to the United States as part of the … Continue reading "1795 : Chippewa Chief Matchekewis Cedes Bois Blanc Island to the United States"
1795 : Treaty of Greenville Signed
1795 : Treaty of Greenville Signed
Aug 3 all-day
1795 : Treaty of Greenville Signed
The Treaty of Greenville was signed at Fort Greenville (now Greenville, Ohio), on August 3, 1795, between a coalition of American Indian tribes and frontiermen, known as the Western Confederacy, and the United States following … Continue reading "1795 : Treaty of Greenville Signed"
1881 : First Female Reform School Opens in Adrian
1881 : First Female Reform School Opens in Adrian
Aug 3 all-day
On August 3, 1881, the Michigan Reform School at Adrian, headed and fully staffed by women, accepted its first inmate. The institution, the first of its kind in Michigan and the 12th in the U.S., … Continue reading "1881 : First Female Reform School Opens in Adrian"
1937 : Edward Mooney Installed As Detroit’s First Archbishop
1937 : Edward Mooney Installed As Detroit’s First Archbishop
Aug 3 all-day
Edward Mooney was installed as Detroit’s first archbishop on Aug. 3, 1937. The 55-year-old Maryland native was named by Pope Pius XI; the installation took place at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Mooney, … Continue reading "1937 : Edward Mooney Installed As Detroit’s First Archbishop"
2015 : University of Michigan Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Athletic Programs
2015 : University of Michigan Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Athletic Programs
Aug 3 all-day
In honor of the 150th anniversary of Michigan Athletics, the U-M athletic department announced it will hold a year-long celebration to recognize the historic milestone. Michigan has designed a special page on its website to … Continue reading "2015 : University of Michigan Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Athletic Programs"
2018 : Road Construction Blues Humor
2018 : Road Construction Blues Humor
Aug 3 all-day
2018 : Road Construction Blues Humor
When confronted by summer road construction in Michigan, one has to be philosophical and maybe share a little humor courtesy of the Mitten State Blog: One can celebrate it with an appropriate t-shirt: Or pray … Continue reading "2018 : Road Construction Blues Humor"
2019 : L. Brooks Patterson Dies, Oakland County Prosecutor and County Executive
2019 : L. Brooks Patterson Dies, Oakland County Prosecutor and County Executive
Aug 3 all-day
L. Brooks Patterson, the wise-cracking, hard-drinking former prosecutor who ruled Oakland County for a generation, died of pancreatic cancer at 5:30 a.m Saturday at his Independence Township home. He was 80. Patterson’s personality and his … Continue reading "2019 : L. Brooks Patterson Dies, Oakland County Prosecutor and County Executive"
1814 : U.S. Attacks Mackinac Island
1814 : U.S. Attacks Mackinac Island
Aug 4 all-day
After losing Fort Mackinaw to the British during the War of 1812, American forces decided to make a landing in the northwest bay of Mackinac Island and make a lodgment from which to annoy and … Continue reading "1814 : U.S. Attacks Mackinac Island"
1841 : U.S. Congress Appropriates Money to Build Fort Wayne
1841 : U.S. Congress Appropriates Money to Build Fort Wayne
Aug 4 all-day
1841 : U.S. Congress Appropriates Money to Build Fort Wayne
On August 4, 1841, an act of the U.S. Congress appropriated $50,000 to build a new fort in accordance with the Army’s Great Lakes Defense Plan. The fort would support ground force operations, control the … Continue reading "1841 : U.S. Congress Appropriates Money to Build Fort Wayne"
1876 : Calvin College Founded
1876 : Calvin College Founded
Aug 4 all-day
1876 : Calvin College Founded
The Christian Reformed Church in North America founded the school on August 4, 1876, as part of Calvin College and Theological Seminary (with the seminary becoming Calvin Theological Seminary) to train church ministers. The college … Continue reading "1876 : Calvin College Founded"
1877 : Grand Rapids Plaster Company, Owner of First Telephone in Michigan, Gives Demonstration
1877 : Grand Rapids Plaster Company, Owner of First Telephone in Michigan, Gives Demonstration
Aug 4 all-day
The honor for owning the first telephone in Michigan goes to a Grand Rapids plaster company whose president was a close personal friend of Alexander Graham Bell. Bell sent his friend a pair of prototype … Continue reading "1877 : Grand Rapids Plaster Company, Owner of First Telephone in Michigan, Gives Demonstration"
1902 : Detroit Boat House Building Dedicated
1902 : Detroit Boat House Building Dedicated
Aug 4 all-day
1902 : Detroit Boat House Building Dedicated
Founded in 1839 — a mere two years after Michigan became a state — the Detroit Boat Club holds the title as the nation’s oldest boat club. Originally a rowing club, it was one of the … Continue reading "1902 : Detroit Boat House Building Dedicated"
1912 : Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg Born, Hail to the Valiant
1912 : Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg Born, Hail to the Valiant
Aug 4 all-day
1912 : Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg Born, Hail to the Valiant
Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg, Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat, and humanitarian was born on August 4, 1912. Before outfoxing the Nazis, risking his life, and saving 100,000 Jews from the hell of World War II death camps. Before … Continue reading "1912 : Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg Born, Hail to the Valiant"
1913 : Robert Hayden Born, First African American Poet Laureate
1913 : Robert Hayden Born, First African American Poet Laureate
Aug 4 all-day
On Aug. 4, 1913, poet Robert Hayden was born in Detroit. In 1976, he became the first black American appointed Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress. Born Asa Bundy Sheffey, Hayden had a tumultuous … Continue reading "1913 : Robert Hayden Born, First African American Poet Laureate"
1929 : Passenger Ferry Service Begins from Copper Harbor to Isle Royale
1929 : Passenger Ferry Service Begins from Copper Harbor to Isle Royale
Aug 4 all-day
On Aug. 4, 1929, a 20-passenger ferry, the Water Lily, began service from Copper Harbor to Isle Royale, and Michigan residents could, for the first time, travel to their great wilderness island in upper Lake … Continue reading "1929 : Passenger Ferry Service Begins from Copper Harbor to Isle Royale"
1985 : Mitch Albom’s First Column in Detroit Free Press
1985 : Mitch Albom’s First Column in Detroit Free Press
Aug 4 all-day
Writing for a new audience can strum your nerves a bit. But not for long. Sports have a way of bridging gaps between people. Like when Casey Stengel caught a pitcher sneaking back at 4 … Continue reading "1985 : Mitch Albom’s First Column in Detroit Free Press"
2013 : Central Michigan University Welcomes First Medical School Students
2013 : Central Michigan University Welcomes First Medical School Students
Aug 4 all-day
Central Michigan University welcomed its first group of doctors-in-training for a ceremony Sunday to mark the start of their professional education and the opening of the school’s new medical school. CMU joins the University of … Continue reading "2013 : Central Michigan University Welcomes First Medical School Students"
2013 : David A. Pawecki, Author of Michigan’s Sunshine Laws, Dies
2013 : David A. Pawecki, Author of Michigan’s Sunshine Laws, Dies
Aug 4 all-day
Former state senator and one-time Democratic gubernatorial candidate David A. Plawecki died Sunday at the age of 65. Plawecki, of Dearborn Heights, began his Senate career in 1971. According to an obituary released by the … Continue reading "2013 : David A. Pawecki, Author of Michigan’s Sunshine Laws, Dies"
2015 : Grand Rapids Elects First Woman Mayor
2015 : Grand Rapids Elects First Woman Mayor
Aug 4 all-day
A day after her 40th birthday, Rosalynn Bliss has been elected the city’s 59th mayor, and she becomes the first female to win the job. Bliss received two-thirds of the vote Tuesday, Aug. 4, to … Continue reading "2015 : Grand Rapids Elects First Woman Mayor"
2017: Claressa Shields Wins WBC and IBF Super Middleweight World Titles
2017: Claressa Shields Wins WBC and IBF Super Middleweight World Titles
Aug 4 all-day
  Flint boxer Claressa Shields scored a fifth-round TKO victory against German fighter Nikki Adler on Friday, Aug. 4 at MGM Grand Detroit. Shields capturing the WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles. Scott Atkinson, … Continue reading "2017: Claressa Shields Wins WBC and IBF Super Middleweight World Titles"
1788 : John Montieth Born, Presbyterian Missionary, Michigan’s First Librarian, University of Michigania’s First President, Abolitionist
1788 : John Montieth Born, Presbyterian Missionary, Michigan’s First Librarian, University of Michigania’s First President, Abolitionist
Aug 5 all-day
1788 : John Montieth Born, Presbyterian Missionary, Michigan's First Librarian, University of Michigania's First President, Abolitionist
John Monteith was born August 4, 1788 on a farm in the vicinity of what is now Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Due to his father’s poor health, Montieth carried the burden of supporting his family be runnng … Continue reading "1788 : John Montieth Born, Presbyterian Missionary, Michigan’s First Librarian, University of Michigania’s First President, Abolitionist"
1812 : Battle of Brownstown Results in First Michigan Casualties in War of 1812
1812 : Battle of Brownstown Results in First Michigan Casualties in War of 1812
Aug 5 all-day
1812 : Battle of Brownstown Results in First Michigan Casualties in War of 1812
On August 5, 1812, Tecumseh and two dozen Indians ambushed 200 Michigan militia led by Major Thomas B. Van Horne at Brownstown Creek. Van Horne ordered a retreat back to Fort Lernoult, and the untrained … Continue reading "1812 : Battle of Brownstown Results in First Michigan Casualties in War of 1812"
1837 : Battle of Thompson’s Tavern
1837 : Battle of Thompson’s Tavern
Aug 5 all-day
On the morning of August 5, 1837, fifty soldiers from the Dearborn Arsenal marched on the property of Daniel Thompson. Though he had lived there for a decade and a half, a U.S. district court … Continue reading "1837 : Battle of Thompson’s Tavern"
1844 : James Birney, Bay City Pioneer, Father of Abolition, 1st Michigan Presidential Candidate?
1844 : James Birney, Bay City Pioneer, Father of Abolition, 1st Michigan Presidential Candidate?
Aug 5 all-day
1844 : James Birney, Bay City Pioneer, Father of Abolition, 1st Michigan Presidential Candidate?
James G. Birney In the years before the Civil War, James Birney was an abolitionist, an opponent of slavery, a supporter of the Cherokee, and a resident of Bay City, Michigan (at least for a … Continue reading "1844 : James Birney, Bay City Pioneer, Father of Abolition, 1st Michigan Presidential Candidate?"
1917 : Michigan National Guard Drafted Into U.S. Army
1917 : Michigan National Guard Drafted Into U.S. Army
Aug 5 all-day
The Michigan National Guard was drafted into the United States Army for service in World War I. Source : Michigan History, July/August 2013.
1975 : Stevie Wonder Remains Loyal to Motown; Inks Record Contract
1975 : Stevie Wonder Remains Loyal to Motown; Inks Record Contract
Aug 5 all-day
1975 : Stevie Wonder Remains Loyal to Motown; Inks Record Contract
On August 5, 1975 Stevie Wonder signed an incredible record deal with Motown, stepping back from the brink of retirement to ink the most lucrative contract up to that time — 7-year, 7 record deal … Continue reading "1975 : Stevie Wonder Remains Loyal to Motown; Inks Record Contract"
2014 : (Spartan Speak) MSU in Three Words
2014 : (Spartan Speak) MSU in Three Words
Aug 5 all-day
How would you describe being a Spartan in three words? Students, faculty and staff across Michigan State University’s campus answer this question. YouTube Clip
1845 : First University of Michigan Graduation Ceremony Held
1845 : First University of Michigan Graduation Ceremony Held
Aug 6 all-day
The first graduation ceremony at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor was actually held at the First Presbyterian Church and would continue there for 11 years until a larger assembly hall was built on the … Continue reading "1845 : First University of Michigan Graduation Ceremony Held"
1903 : Wallace Brothers Circus Train Wrecks in Durand
1903 : Wallace Brothers Circus Train Wrecks in Durand
Aug 6 all-day
1903 : Wallace Brothers Circus Train Wrecks in Durand
Wallace Brothers Circus Train Car Transporting the Wallace Brothers Circus required not one but two separate trains.  After last night’s exhibition at Charlotte, Michigan, the two trains left for Lapeer over the Grand Trunk Road, … Continue reading "1903 : Wallace Brothers Circus Train Wrecks in Durand"
1942 : Detroit Restaurant Owner Convicted of Being Nazi Spy
1942 : Detroit Restaurant Owner Convicted of Being Nazi Spy
Aug 6 all-day
Max Stephan, a Detroit restaurant owner, was convicted of being a Nazi spy and was sentenced to death for treason on this day. Stephan — an active member of the local German immigrant community and … Continue reading "1942 : Detroit Restaurant Owner Convicted of Being Nazi Spy"
2015 : Rudolph Valentino “Rudy” Wilson Dies, Lansing Civil Rights Advocate
2015 : Rudolph Valentino “Rudy” Wilson Dies, Lansing Civil Rights Advocate
Aug 6 all-day
2015 : Rudolph Valentino "Rudy" Wilson Dies, Lansing Civil Rights Advocate
Rudy Wilson had his own plan for breaking down the color barrier in East Lansing. In the 1960s, even the black college kids could not live in East Lansing, other than on campus, said Fred … Continue reading "2015 : Rudolph Valentino “Rudy” Wilson Dies, Lansing Civil Rights Advocate"
1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit
1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit
Aug 7 all-day
1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit
In 1934, Bunche received a doctorate at Harvard. His doctoral thesis was a study of colonialism and it brought him a grant to study the status of non-European peoples in Africa. After four years he … Continue reading "1903 : Dr. Ralph Bunche Born in Detroit"
1926 : 1st Paved Road – Grand River — Stretches Across State
1926 : 1st Paved Road – Grand River — Stretches Across State
Aug 7 all-day
1926 : 1st Paved Road - Grand River -- Stretches Across State
Grand River Avenue  (M-16) was opened to traffic as the first paved road across the state.  Much of the work between Lansing and Farmington was done with prison labor. Sources : U.S. Route 16 in … Continue reading "1926 : 1st Paved Road – Grand River — Stretches Across State"
1966 : Race Riot in Lansing, Michigan
1966 : Race Riot in Lansing, Michigan
Aug 7 all-day
Negro youths, some in gangs as large as 30 people, roamed here early today showering bricks and rocks on passing automobiles and smashing store windows. Ottawa Citizen, August 8, 1966 via Google Newspapers.
1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival
1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival
Aug 7 all-day
1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival
The Goose Lake International Music Festival held August 7-9, 1970 in Leoni Township, Jackson County, Michigan, only one year following Woodstock, was “was one of the largest music events of its era”, and featured many … Continue reading "1970 : Goose Lake International Music Festival"
2014 : Pinkerton World Headquarters Moving to Ann Arbor
2014 : Pinkerton World Headquarters Moving to Ann Arbor
Aug 7 all-day
Pinkerton, the detective agency so famous that it is credited with giving private eyes their nickname, is moving its global headquarters to downtown Ann Arbor. “Our company was born in the Midwest, and we’re very … Continue reading "2014 : Pinkerton World Headquarters Moving to Ann Arbor"
National Lighthouse Day
National Lighthouse Day
Aug 7 all-day
National Lighthouse Day is celebratedannually on August 7th. Did you know that: Michigan has around 115 lighthouses, the most of any U.S. state. The first lighthouses in Michigan were built between 1818 and 1822. They … Continue reading "National Lighthouse Day"
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