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In the waning days of prohibition, Congress legalized 3.2 beer, opening up a new market for Michigan farmers.
According to Best Colleges Online, MSU’s W.J.
A 3.3-magnitude earthquake that struck 13 miles southeast of Battle Creek today has scientists scratching their heads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.