As if a fancifully written news report about escaped monkeys on Belle Isle weren’t adorable enough, a police inspector’s six-year-old daughter had to get involved.
June 28, 1938
Escaped Belle Isle Monkeys Make Picnic an Adventure
Snatch Sandwiches from Hands of Visitors, but Shun Banana Bait in Traps
Night fell over Belle Isle Monday, and the timid might have fancied that they heard the dread drums of the gorilla dance, deep in the jungle.
Writer, activist, and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs turns 100-years-old on June 27, 2015. For over 70 years in the she has devoted her life labor and civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movement.
It's summertime. Time to visit some of Michigan's lakeshore sand dunes. Check out YouTube Video. Michigan has more than 300,000 acres of Sand Dunes that offer breathtaking views or thrilling experiences. Watch as we show you the various experiences that sand dunes offer across the state. For more information or to plan your summer vacation, visit www.michigan.org
On this date in 1990, two Grand Rapids scientists, Dr. Pearl Kendrick and Dr. Grace Eldering, were honored by the commemoration in their names of the Public Health Laboratory. During the 1930s, these two remarkable women worked together, one in Grand Rapids and one in Lansing, to develop the first successful vaccine for pertussis or whooping cough. During that time, this dreaded disease claimed 6,000 lives a year in the United States alone. By 1943, the scientists' life-saving vaccine was in routine use throughout the country and eventually throughout the world.
Under pressure from the United Auto Workers, Ford gave workers a choice between a pension plan, heretofore only available to management, and an across-the-board wage increase. Although employees chose the wages, the company's willingness to even discuss the pension issue helped to convince UAW president Walter Reuther and his supporters that future union activism in this area should focus on Ford. Two years later, with workers threatening a strike, Ford agreed to a fully-funded pension plan.
On June 27, 1947, the first College World Series began at Western Michigan College in Kalamazoo. California played Yale for the championship, which was a best of three series. California swept. Future President of the United States George Bush was Yale's captain and appeared in the 1947 and 1948 College World Series. (Bush was actually waiting on-deck when Cal recorded the final out in the second game of the 1947 series on June 28.)
Clara’s Lansing Station, a staple in the Lansing area for more than 37 years, will close its doors Sunday.
Peter Jubeck had a vision for downtown Lansing when he brought fun dining to the capital city.
Meadow Brook Hall celebrates The Dodge Brothers Centennial with Dodge Days, an afternoon of lively activities including rides in vintage automobiles, lectures about the history of the Dodge Brothers, and a vintage Dodge car show featuring over 90 cars.