Friday, October 21, 2016
3:00 - 4:30pm
110 Crittendon Hall
Kirk Jones, a 40-year-old unemployed salesman from Canton, survived a fall over Niagara Falls without anything protecting him, like a barrel, life jacket or boat, on Oct. 20, 2003.
In honor of Detroit's role in the Underground Railroad, the development group Detroit 300 commissioned two sculptures by Ed Dwight, one in Detroit and the other in Windsor and dedicated the monuments on this day in 2001.
The date was Oct. 20, 1934, and the opponent was Georgia Tech. It was a rare occurrence in those days for Michigan to play a team from outside the Midwest, but Fielding H. Yost — the legendary coach who was then U-M’s athletic director — had been looking for a Southern squad to fill out the 1934 schedule. Georgia Tech got the invite.
The Ford Model A of 1928–1931 was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. First produced on October 20, 1927, but not sold until December 2, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been produced for 18 years.
Almost 5 million Model A's rolled off the assembly line beford production ended in March 1932.
Originally founded as The School of Automotive Trades by Albert Sobey under the direction of the Industrial Fellowship of Flint on October 20, 1919, Kettering University has a long legacy with the automotive industry. The university became known as the Flint Institute of Technology in 1923 before being acquired by General Motors in 1926, becoming the General Motors Institute of Technology and eventually the General Motors Institute in 1932.
Legislative Report On Flint Met With Praise, Criticism
Local emergency managers would be replaced with three-person governing bodies under one of the nearly 40 recommendations made today by a legislative panel charged with investigating the Flint water crisis.
The task force also suggested the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) be run by a gubernatorial-appointed commission, charged with appointing its own director.