Joel Kurth, Mike Wilkinson, "Is Detroit finally turning the corner? "
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
Imagine that you are fourteen years old in 1911, and your dad is into the latest transportation fad—not automobiles, but aeroplanes! He and nine of his buddies are so smitten with the new technology that they contract with the Wright Brothers to have their newest biplane and best pilot come to Detroit for three days of “test driving.”
On June 19, 1879, William Tecumseh Sherman, General in Chief of the U.S. Army, delivered a variant of his famous "War Is Hell" speech to the graduating class. A total of 10,000 people arrived to listen to Sherman's speech, and the press reported that it was the largest number of people ever to gather within the township's boundaries (at that time the village of Orchard Lake was part of West Bloomfield Township). He said: "There is many a boy here today who looks upon war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell."
U.S. Supreme Court Redistricting Decisions Leave Issue Unresolved
With the U.S. Supreme Court's legal punt on a highly watched gerrymandering challenge from Wisconsin, supporters of a re-districting ballot proposal in Michigan said it is critical that voters get to decide on the Voters Not Politicians plan.
Two Nassar Survivors Laud Calley In New Campaign Ad
Untold thousands of Michiganders could be in line for a second chance if voters decide to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the Nov. 6 election.
In some other states where recreational use of marijuana has been legalized, voters or lawmakers have decided to make it easier for people convicted of marijuana crimes to get their records expunged or sealed. And Michigan could be on the same path if a bill introduced last week by state Rep. Sheldon Neeley gets a hearing and is passed.