On this day, Joe Maka of Grand Haven speared the largest fish ever caught in Michigan waters -- a 193-pound, 87 inch long sturgeon -- at Mullett Lake in Cheboygan County.
Note : Picture of 113-pound sturgeon.
On the other side of the state.....
Jerome Bettis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. He is one of the most iconic running backs of the last 20 years, a hard-hitting throwback with one of the game's great nicknames who ended his career in fairytale fashion with a championship in his hometown.
But really, when you look back at Bettis' career, the man they call "The Bus" probably never should have found a path to the NFL, much less to the podium he will soon stand on in Canton, Ohio.
On February 16, 1935, Salvatore "Sonny" Bono of "Sonny and Cher" fame was born in Detroit to Italian immigrant parents.
A Michigan tradition : ski jumpers launching themselves off of the jump at Suicide Hill or Suicide Bowl in Ishpeming. According to the Historical Society of Michigan, the first jump occurred on February 16, 1926.
Residents in the Territory of Michigan voted in a congressional election for the first time electing William Woodbridge as a non-voting member of the US House of Representatives.
William Woodbridge actually served from March 1819 to August 1820.
Historical Society of Michigan
Zlati Meyer, "This week in Michigan history: Territory gets to send delegate to House of Representatives", Detroit Free Press, February 16, 2014.
Intensified Focus On McLaren In Legionnaire's Outbreak
Tuesday's revelation that a firm hired by McLaren Flint hospital informed the hospital in December 2014 that the likely cause of patients contracting Legionnaire's disease while at the facility was the hospital's systems, not Flint water, threatens to upend one of the most central storylines of the Flint water crisis. -
A 40-year state income tax rollback that would cost the General Fund $1.1 billion in its first year moved out of the House Tax Policy Committee today without a firm plan on how to offset the lost revenue. The bill will not be taken up on the House floor Thursday, MIRS learned. The committee reported out HB 4001, 7-4, despite state Treasurer Nick Khouri's serious concerns and Gov. Rick Snyder's disappointment.
Republicans may have a good reason for dragging their feet on a quick repeal of the Affordable Care Act, with a new poll showing few voters in Michigan want them to do so without a replacement already in place.
Only 8% of Michigan voters polled by EPIC-MRA of Lansing favor repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — without a Republican-led Congress and President Donald Trump first putting in place a new plan that presumably would offer some, if not many, of the same coverage options and protections.
Michigan would reject the Common Core State Standards, adopt Massachusetts' standards from the 2008-09 school year and give parents the right to opt their kids out of any testing if they see fit under legislation that faced mixed reviews during a legislative hearing today in Lansing.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and backed by 28 fellow House members, is the latest attempt to repeal the Common Core standards in Michigan. Previous efforts have faltered.