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On March 28, 1977, the worst outbreak of botulism in the nation's history occurred when 59 people contracted the disorder after eating food at a Pontiac Mexican restaurant. The source : home canned peppers.
Though all but two of the victims were hospitalized -- some in critical condition -- through quick identification of the toxin, which was one of the deadliest poisons known, fatalities were averted.
Bryan Times via Google News, April 4, 1977.
Source: Mich-Again's Day
Detroit Red Wings star Gordie Howe suffered a near-fatal injury after he tried to slam into Toronto Maple Leafs captain Ted (Teeder) Kennedy during the opening game of the playoffs at Olympia Stadium on March 28, 1950.
Howe crashed into the boards headfirst and had to be carried away on a stretcher as fans in the stands silently watched, shocked.
It was three days before his 22nd birthday.
The brain hemorrhage Howe suffered landed him in critical condition at Harper Hospital; he also had a broken nose, a shattered cheekbone and a seriously scratched right eye. His mother was summoned to his side.
Emergency neurosurgery to relieve the pressure saved his life, along with some time in an oxygen tank. According to legend, Howe apologized to coach Tommy Ivan.
The NHL found allegations that Kennedy heat-butted him unfounded.
The Red Wings lost that night, 5-0, but went on to win the series, 4-3, and, ultimately, the Stanley Cup against the New York Rangers, 4-3.
For the full article, see Zlati Meyer, "Flashback: Mid-game accident left Gordie Howe close to death", Detroit Free Press, March 22, 2015.
Detroit saloonkeepers are upset with Governor Osborn. During the election preliminaries two years ago, he swore to be their friend, but now is courting those who favor prohibition!
NOW KNOW GOVERNOR'S TREACHERY: SALOONKEEPERS OF DETROIT, SINCE OSBORN'S ATTACK, RECALL HOW HE SOUGHT THEIR VOTES IN 1910 AND DECLARED SELF THEIR FRIEND. HALL RENTED BY KNOX FOR SPEECH AT ONE MTEETING, AUDITORS DECLARE, HE DRANK BEER, SPOKE IN FAVOR OF DRINKING AND SAID LIQUOR WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE "DRYS." Detroit Free Press, March 28, 2001
Note : The Main Library now provides the MSU community online access to the historical Detroit Free Press from 1858 through 1922.
In 1840, a group of disenchanted Michigan Methodists seceded from the Michigan Episcopal Church and organized themselves in a conference bearing the name Wesleyan Methodist Connection. This led to the founding of the Leoni Theological Institute in 1848 near Jackson, Michigan. Eventually, the school’s name was changed to Michigan Union College. In 1857, the Reverend Asa Mahan became pastor of the Plymouth Congregational church in Adrian. Hearing the Michigan Union College was in financial trouble, Mahan worked to move the school to Adrian. To keep local residents from discovering the hegira, the school’s library and its students were transported under the cover of the night to Adrian where the name Adrian College was adopted. By 1862, Adrian College had a student enrollment of 82 women and 133 men.
Source : Michigan is Amazing
Upset at the atmosphere in Leoni, "whiskey town", the Methodists moved the Wesleyan Methodist Theological Institute founded in 1845, to the more inviting city of Adrian where it was chartered on this day as Adrian College.
Source : Michigan Every Day.
Today in 1836, in Washington D.C., a few dozen Michigan Anishinaabe ogemuk signed a treaty with the United States, represented by Henry Schoolcraft.
The treaty continues to serve as the original formal acknowledgment of the sovereignty of the Indian tribes represented there, many but not all of which are currently federally recognized.
In exchange for 1/3 of the state, the tribes were entitled to hunt and fish as long as they remained.
But much later, in the 1960s, the state of Michigan started heavily regulating commercial fishermen, including tribes, limiting where and how they fished.
John Bailey was a tribal leader at the time and says the regulations hurt the tribes.
Inspired by the Civil Rights movement in the south, tribes began using non-violent civil disobedience to protest the regulations. They ignored state fishing restrictions and said to the authorities, come arrest me.
According to John Bailey, a lot of whites didn’t react well.
One of the groups actually took pictures of Indian fisherman and flooded the state with wanted posters: Spear an Indian, Save a Trout. We had guns pulled on us. We had women verbally and physically assaulted.
White commercial and sports fisherman thought traditional nets used by the tribes would lead to overfishing, destroying the fishing economy.
The fight came to a head in 1979, when the tribes went to court. They pulled out that treaty from 1836. And because of that they won. The courts said: These tribes, they own a part of that lake and the water and the fish in it, too. That’s why tribal fisherman can still fish today.
Source: Turtle Talk, March 28, 2011.
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