1960 : President Eisenhower Speaks at Cobo Hall

October 17, 2021 all-day

President Eisenhower

On October 17, 1960, Dwight Eisenhower made his final appearance as President in Detroit, receiving a key to the city and a miniature of the Spirit of Detroit statue. Later that evening, he addressed the 43rd Auto Industry dinner at Cobo Hall, the first event to take place at the city’s new convention center.

Sources :

Detroit Historical Society

Dwight D. Eisenhower 328 – Address in Detroit at the National Automobile Show Industry Dinner. October 17, 1960

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