The Federal Communications Commission has granted Michigan State University and WKAR Public Media a special license to launch an experimental Next Generation TV broadcasting station.
It’s called ATSC 3.0.
Proponents describe ATSC 3.0 as a merger of the capabilities of over-the-air broadcasting and the internet, capable of delivering content to cars and mobile devices along with the home.
Race riots erupt in Detroit.
On June 20, 1866, funeral services were held in Detroit for Lewis Cass. Over his public life and career, Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory, U.S. ambassador to France, Secretary of War under President Andrew Jackson, a U.S. Senator from Michigan, and Secretary of State under President James Buchanan. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit.
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Juneteenth in Michigan
Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, was beaten June 19, 1982, by autoworkers in Highland Park who were angry about the growing success of the Japanese auto industry.
Source : Zlati Meyer, "This Week in Michigan History", Detroit Free Press, June 14, 2009.
"World Sauntering Day" is celebrated on the 19th day of June every year. The purpose is to remind us to take it easy, smell the roses, to slow down and enjoy life as opposed to rushing through it. It is also sometimes referred to as International Sauntering Day
On June 19, 1920, workers on the Michigan Central Railroad yards nears Niles unearthed the skull of a giant beaver. The giant beaver was a prehistoric beast that roamed North America along with mammoths and mastodons. It could grow to approximately eight feet in length and weigh nearly a quarter of a ton. The giant beaver became extinct during the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.
Source: Michigan Every Day
For more information, see Castoroides wikipedia entry