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On Oct. 5, 1813, Chief Tecumseh was killed at the Battle of Moraviantown. Tecumseh had been a major enemy of Americans settling in the Michigan frontier.
Source: Michigan Every Day
For more information, see Tecumseh : shooting star, crouching panther / Jim Poling Sr. Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2009.
If you like fiction, you may want to read The Frontiersmen: A Narrative by Allan W. Eckert. Description : The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of men. They were often rough and illiterate, sometimes brutal and vicious, often seeking an escape in the wilderness of mid-America from crimes committed back east. In the beautiful but deadly country which would one day come to be known as West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, more often than not they left their bones to bleach beside forest paths or on the banks of the Ohio River, victims of Indians who claimed the vast virgin territory and strove to turn back the growing tide of whites. These frontiersmen are the subjects of Allan Eckert's dramatic history.
Against the background of such names as George Rogers Clark, Daniel Boone, Arthur St. Clair, Anthony Wayne, Simon Girty and William Henry Harrison, Eckert has recreated the life of one of America's most outstanding heroes, Simon Kenton. Kenton's role in opening the Northwest Territory to settlement more than rivaled that of his friend Daniel Boone. By his eighteenth birthday, Kenton had already won frontier renown as woodsman, fighter and scout. His incredible physical strength and endurance, his great dignity and innate kindness made him the ideal prototype of the frontier hero.
Yet there is another story to The Frontiersmen. It is equally the story of one of history's greatest leaders, whose misfortune was to be born to a doomed cause and a dying race. Tecumseh, the brilliant Shawnee chief, welded together by the sheer force of his intellect and charisma an incredible Indian confederacy that came desperately close to breaking the thrust of the white man's westward expansion. Like Kenton, Tecumseh was the paragon of his people's virtues, and the story of his life, in Allan Eckert's hands, reveals most profoundly the grandeur and the tragedy of the American Indian.
No less importantly, The Frontiersmen is the story of wilderness America itself, its penetration and settlement, and it is Eckert's particular grace to be able to evoke life and meaning from the raw facts of this story. In The Frontiersmen not only do we care about our long-forgotten fathers, we live again with them.
To generate a slice of revenue from the billions in research that flow to Michigan's universities from research grants — academic institutions are increasingly finding ways to protect intellectual property and commercialize research, which may not readily appear to have a business application. They are patenting inventions and starting companies.
The goal is for the institution and faculty is to benefit from the discoveries.
For the full article, see Frank Witsil, "Universities aim to move ideas out of the ivory tower", Detroit Free Press, October 4, 2015.
Today, Cabrera clinched his fourth American League batting title in the past five seasons, etching his name into elite company with the likes of Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs and former Tiger legends Ty Cobb and Harry Heilmann.
Cabrera went 3-for-4 in Saturday night’s loss to the White Sox — his final start of the season — and hit his 18th home run of the season to snap a career-long 29-game homerless drought. He finished with a .338 batting average.
Cabrera becomes the first AL player to win the batting title four times in a five-year stretch since Wade Boggs won four straight with the Red Sox from 1985-88. Gwynn won four consecutive with Padres from 1994-97.
He joins Cobb and Heilmann as the only two Tigers in team history to win four batting titles – Cobb won 12 and Heilmann won four.
For the full article, see Anthony Fenech, "Tigers' Cabrera locks up 4th batting title in 5 years", Detroit Free Press, October 4, 2015.
A resolution passed by the state Legislature and awaiting Gov. Snyder’s signature would make Friday, Oct. 4, the first French Canadian Heritage Day in Michigan.
“We want to make it an annual event,” said James LaForest, who got House Representative Bill LaVoy from Monroe to introduce the resolution.
Events are planned to honor the day in Detroit, Monroe, St. Ignace and Marquette.
The Monroe County Historical Museum is offering free admission Friday and hosts a conference from 6-8 p.m. Thursday on “French Canadian Heritage in the U.S.” The conference will continue from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Detroit Historical Society.
Find information about French Canadian Heritage Day at http://voyageurheritage.wordpress.com/
For an article, see Bill Loomis, "Descendants track their French connections back to Detroit's birth", Detroit Free Press, September 29, 2013.
Note: in 2014 Friday October 3rd seems to be the preferred date for French Canadian Heritage Day.
On October 4, 1931, Chester Gould's comic strip, "Dick Tracy," first appeared in the Detroit Daily Mirror. Less than a year later, the Mirror ceased publication, shocking its staff and its 170,000 daily readers.
Fortunately, the adventures of the square-jawed, plainclothes detective continued to run daily in many other papers to this day. At its peak the comic strip ran in 750 papers.
Zlati Meyer, "This week in Michigan history: 'Dick Tracy' makes its world premiere in Detroit paper", Detroit Free Press, September 30, 2012
Detroit Historical Society
Check out the The complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy dailies & Sundays in the MSU Main Library Special Collections Comic Art Collection. While you are there, check out the other copies of Dick Tracy comics.
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