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Jon Harrison Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 4:56am Categories: Agriculture, History

In the waning days of prohibition, Congress legalized 3.2 beer, opening up a new market for Michigan farmers.

Jon Harrison Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 4:50am Categories: History

According to Best Colleges Online, MSU’s W.J.

Jon Harrison Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 4:49am Categories: History

A 3.3-magnitude earthquake that struck 13 miles southeast of Battle Creek today has scientists scratching their heads.

Jon Harrison Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 4:47am Categories: History

On June 30, 1995, workers reconstructing Grand River Avenue in East Lansing, Michigan, ran into a series of logs lying side by side two feet below the road surface.

Jon Harrison Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 4:37am Categories: History

The first Chevrolet Corvette came off an assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Harley Earl, remembered as one of the greatest automotive designers, began working on a car called the Corvette for General Motors in 1951.

Jon Harrison Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 4:32am Categories: History

On June 30, 1934, the National Football League's Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans were purchased by George A. Richards (owner of Detroit's powerful WJR) and moved to Detroit with a new name -- the Lions. The purchase price? Less than $8,000.

Jon Harrison Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 4:31am Categories: History
 
Jon Harrison Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 4:17am Categories: History

Nearly a century ago, Selina Pramstaller and Tillie Esper of Detroit wrote a simple note as they enjoyed a day at a popular amusement park on Harsens Island.

"Having a good time at Tashmoo," their message states in neat cursive writing.

Jon Harrison Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 4:06am Categories: History

On June 30, 1805, the first governor of the territory of Michigan was appointed. William Hull, a Massachusetts native, was appointed to govern the state out of the new capital in Detroit.

Jon Harrison Friday, June 29, 2018 - 4:48am Categories: History

On June 29, 1928, the Michigan Conservation Department and Department of Health launched a joint program of pollution control, the state's first concerted attempt at eliminating human and industrial waste in Michigan's lakes and streams.

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