Kruger did not begin paddling a canoe until age 41, but would canoe over 100,000 miles over the next 42 years and would set many world records.
Safe Delivery of Newborns Michigan, like many states across the country, have stories reported in the news media of newborn babies abandoned in dumpsters, parking lots, car washes or public restrooms. While there are a number of reasons a frightened or panicked parent may abandon a baby, this newborn abandonment phenomenon led many states to look at how to prevent such happenings from occurring, thus saving lives.
Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands visited the Michigan cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Holland to celebrate 200 years of friendly relations between the Netherlands and the U.S.
Michigan History, May/June 2013.
On June 26, 1896, Ubly was incorporated.
In 1865, Alfred Pagett opened a store in Huron County and named the community Pagett's Corners. He soon changed his mind and called the town Ubley, after his native town in England. But the train depot misspelled the name and it was never changed.
Source: Michigan History Magazine
Chinaman Chan Hoy of Grand Rapids announces he will ignite 25,000 firecrackers in front of his laundry on July 4th, demonstrating for one and all his patriotism.
The official dedication ceremonies for the newly built Mackinac Bridge began with the first "Governor's Walk" across the bridge.
Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
60 years ago today, one of the best AL players of his generation debuted ? Al Kaline. One of the few people to play for 20 seasons and never change franchises, for a generation of fans, Al Kaline became synonymous with the Tigers.