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Founded in 1913 on a land grant from Grayling lumber baron Rasmus Hanson to the State of Michigan for the purpose of military training – Camp Grayling now spans 147,000 acres in Crawford, Kalkaska, and Otsego counties and has become one of the nation’s leading combined arms, full spectrum, four season training facilities.
Thanks to the Camp Grayling Historical Society, for one day only, Saturday, July 20th, 2013, top military dignitaries, Michigan elected officials, and the public will join more than 4,000 active Michigan service men and women – to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the premier military installations in the United States.
Source : CampGrayling100
For another article, see Francis X. Donnelly, "National Guard facility marks its centennial", Detroit News, July 20, 2013.
Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents — often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions, and one of Wayne State University's most famous graduates, died today.
For the full story, see Lauren Abdel-Razzaq, "Pioneering journalist, Wayne State grad Helen Thomas dies at 92", Detroit News, July 20, 2013.
A Napkin That Changed History
Saturday, July 20, marks the 20th anniversary of the evening session of the Senate that stunned the state when the chamber voted overwhelmingly to eliminate all property taxes for education - a proposal first written out on a napkin at a then popular Lansing Mexican restaurant - that embarked the Legislature, then-Governor John Engler, the education community and the entire state on the months-long struggle that resulted in the Proposal A school finance reform.
For the rest of the story, see Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #52, Report 141, July 19, 2013. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library
On July 20, 1977, Gov. William Milliken signed a law making it mandatory for wild game or bird hunters to wear fluorescent orange vests, jackets or caps.
Source: Mich-again's Day
A new website, produced by the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, offers history and heritage highlights from the nearly 100 years of aviation at the base. Included is a report on the flight of Fox Able One, in which P80 aircraft flew from Selfridge to a base in Germany on July 20, 1948, marking the first time U.S. military aircraft flew across the ocean rather than being shipped. The site tracks the history of both the base and the wing, which operates as a component of the Michigan Air National Guard. For more information, see http://www.127wg.ang.af.mil/resources/history&heritage.asp
For more information, see TSgt. Dan Heaton, The Flight of Fox Able One, Heritage Series, March 14, 2013.
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