1831 General Lewis Cass resigns as governor.
1861 The First Michigan Infantry comes home to a hero's welcome in Detroit.
1795 Michigan land is ceded to the United States.
1913 Born Asa Bundy Sheffey, Poet Robert Hayden is born in Detroit.
1862 Detroit Mayor, John R. Williams's son is killed repulsing an attack by Confederate forces at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1845 The University of Michigan graduates its first class.
1904 Ralph Bunche in born in Detroit. In 1950 he was the first African American to win the Nobel Peace prize for negotiating a ceasefire among warring nations in the Middle East.
1970 Music fans rock at Goose Lake. Hailed as Michigan's "Woodstock", the three-day concert included The Small Faces with Rod Stewert, Mitch Ryder, SRC and Alice Cooper.
1974 Gerald R. Ford becomes the 38th president of the United States.
1865 Detroit prepares to greet General U.S. Grant.
1942 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello visit Ironwood.
1863 The First Michigan Collored Infantry is authorized.
1796 General Wayne comes to Detroit.
1959 Basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson is born.
1796 Wayne County is created.
1812 Detroit surrenders to the British.
1980 Detroit Tigers retire number 6 worn by Al Kaline who won a league's batting crown in 1955 with a .340 batting average.
1858 William Austin Burt dies. One of the truly great surveyors to work in Michigan including inventing the solar compass, which saved surveyors time when working in areas rich with minerals that produced inaccurae compass readings.
1951 The Detroit Tigers pitch to the first midget, 3'7" Eddie Gaedell.
1794 Americans win the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
1984 The Chief Wawatam sails for the last time after years of transporting passengers, automobiles and railcars across the Straits of Mackinac.
1861 The Seventh Michigan Infantry is mustered.
1975 The Detroit Lions move to the suburbs as over 60 thousand fans gathered to watch the Lions beat the Kansas City Chiefs in an exhibition game in the new Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium, later called the Pontiac Silverdome.
1834 Cholera epidemic hits Detroit.
1858 Michigan soldiers battle at Reams Station, Virginia.
1817 Public education comes to Michigan.
1856 Abraham Lincoln speaks in Kalamazoo.
1891 Road construction continues in Detroit.
1821 Lewis Cass negotiates the Treaty of Chicago
1905 Ty Cobb plays his first game for the Detroit Tigers.
1809 "The Michigan Essay or Impartial Observer", Michigan's first newspaper, is printed.
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