Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young Jr. will be retiring from the Michigan Supreme Court effective April 30, and returning to his previous employer, the law firm Dickinson Wright, the court announced this morning.
Michigan counties providing certain services in a more efficient way could be the regional approach needed to help local city, village and township governments balance their budgets and better serve their residents according to a report issued by Citizens Research Council,Counties in Michigan: An Exercise in Regional Government.
On this day a giant snowball created by Michigan Technological University students, with a circumference of 32.94 feet and weighing several tons, was certified as the world's largest snowball by Guinness World Records.
Source Fritz Klug, "2 Michigan colleges are snowiest in the US", Detroit Free Press, January 25, 2014.
WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The event was held on March 29, 1987 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.
A childless Detroit couple adopted a baby born by a female friend whom they had inseminated with the husband's sperm. The adoption was the nation's first of a child born to a surrogate mother.
Source : Michigan History
Michigan becomes the first state in the Union to ban fireworks when the legislature adopts a law banning the use of fireworks by the general public. The law only allows displays by licensed operators.
Source : Michigan is Amazing
The Michigan House passed a Women's Suffrage Resolution. Voters will be allowed to vote on it in next general election.
WOMEN WIN OVER HOUSE: SUFFRAGE RESOLUTION FOR SUBMISSION TO PEOPLE PASSES, 75 TO 19, YAPLE TIPPING THE BALANCE AND CAUSING STAMPEDE OF ANTIS. SOME YEAS BASED ON FINAL DEFEAT OPPONBORN PRIMARY AND COPLEY CORRUPT PRACTICE ELECTION BILLS ALSO PASSED--BALL SALOON MEASURE COMES UP TODAY. Detroit Free Press, March 29, 1912.
Due to growth of population and industry, Detroit's manufacturers are facing problems of getting delivery of goods by train. Some companies are rebuilding factories elsewhere. A central railroad terminal might help solve the problem.
SUGGESTS TERMINAL CLEARING-HOUSE HERE: GEORGE H. BARBOUR OFFERS PLAN. THINKS CO-OPERATION BETWEEN MANUFACTURERS AND RAILROADS WILL SOLVE PROBLEMS OF TRAFFIC. GREAT GROWTH OF CITY TROUBLE CAUSE BELIEVES TERMINAL THROUGH WHICH ALL FREIGHT SHOULD PASS WOULD OBVIATE DIFFICULTIES. Detroit Free Press, March 29, 1912.
The Detroit Free Press of 150 years ago was dominated by articles about the Civil War, including accounts of mishaps and victories around the country. The Drummer-Boy of Marblehead recounts the exploits of a young lad who met his maker on Roanoke Island, N.C. And as the editors assert, we have assurances that this story is literally true!
MARY MOORE.: THE DRUMMER-BOY OF. [PDF] Detroit Free Press, March 29, 1862, p.4.