On February 24, 1928, the use of marijuana was outlawed in Detroit. Interestingly, no state or federal restrictions were on the books at that time.
In 2012 the Detroit City Government is attempting to keep a ballot proposal to legalize small amounts of marijuana for Detroit residents off the ballot.
Statewide, Marijuana advocates are collecting signatures for a ballot to legalize marijuana in Michigan.
Olivet College, Michigan's first coeducational college and the first college to admit blacks, was established on this day in February 24, 1844.
The college — named for Jerusalem's Mount of Olives — didn't get a charter in 1845, likely because of its abolitionist views, but it ultimately received one in 1859.
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The Village of St. Ignace in Mackinac County was incorporated. The village is Michigan's second-oldest continuous settlement and remains the county seat of Makinac County until this day.
Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
On February 23, 1870, what was then known as State Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) opened its doors to 10 female students. These women, ranging in age from 16 to 23 - studied subjects including chemistry, botany, horticulture, floriculture, trigonometry, surveying, and entomology. No special courses for women were offered at that time, so they took the same classes as men and participated in the daily fieldwork alongside male students.