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February 19, 2018 - 4:38:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Professional baseball’s last 30-game winner, Denny McLain was the first major-league baseball player suspended since 1924. McLain was later sent to prison when found guilty of charges of racketeering.

For more information, see "Detroit Tiger Denny McLain suspended over bookie allegations", This Week In Michigan History, Detroit Free Press, February 19, 2012.

February 19, 2018 - 4:36:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Photo of Jeff Daniels in 2013, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

February 19, 2018 - 4:30:00 am (America/Detroit)
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On Feb. 19, 1943, the first "war-worker dawn show" had more than 9,000 war plant workers from the night shift attending its 2 a.m. show. Workers were encouraged to "come as you are" and enjoy some much needed entertainment.

For more information about the Fox Theater, see Laurie J. Marzejka, "Detroit's historic Fox Theatre", Detroit News, January 25, 1998.

February 19, 2018 - 4:29:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Smokey Robinson

February 19, 2018 - 4:12:00 am (America/Detroit)
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On February 19, 1896, the Detroit Convention and Businessmen's League was formed. Now known as the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, it was the first organization of its kind in the world. See what they're up to today on their homepage!

Source : Detroit Historical Society Home Page

February 19, 2018 - 4:11:00 am (America/Detroit)
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On Feb. 19, 1830, Michigan's first temperance organization -- the Detroit Society for the Suppression of Intemperance -- was organized. Its first President was General Charles Larned, a veteran of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and who served the Territory as Attorney General.

In 1833, the organization expanded into the Michigan Temperance Society.


Mich-Again's Day

February 18, 2018 - 10:32:00 am (America/Detroit)
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It's an obscure bill having to do with memorandum of understanding agreements that are signed by Michigan governors.

But the implications could be far reaching. Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, wants those agreements to be compiled in one place — in the state Office of the Great Seal — and, more importantly, to be subject to approval or disapproval by subsequent governors.

That would mean that whoever succeeds Gov. Rick Snyder could undo agreements that Snyder signed during his eight years in office.

February 18, 2018 - 4:47:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Lauryn Williams at the World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka, courtesy of the Wikipedia Commons

Elana Meyers and brakeman Lauryn Williams -- who spent a good part of her childhood in Detroit -- win a silver medal in the two-person bobsled competition at the Winter Olympics. After 4 heats they lost the gold by .10 seconds.

February 18, 2018 - 4:45:00 am (America/Detroit)
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On Feb. 18, 1977, Karl Thomas, a 28-year-old adventurer from Troy, landed his hot-air balloon on a remote island 15 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Fla., ending a record 18-day solo voyage across the United States.

Source : This Week in Michigan History, Detroit Free Press, February 17, 2008, B.4.

February 18, 2018 - 4:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Meridian Township will celebrate the Chinese New Year -- the Year of the Dog -- with a parade, music, dancing, singing, games and more.


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