ALL MONTH LONG
1st - Ash Wednesday
1805 William Hull becomes governor of the Michigan Territory
1824 Father Gabriel Richard speaks to Congress
1875 Mackinac Island National Park is created.
1847 William L. Greenly, Democrat, is appointed governor of Michigan.
1836 Former slaves petition the state legislature for a church. Their efforts lead to the formation of the Second Baptist Church--the first African American church in Detroit.
6th - Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do. Part One: What To Know ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1896 Charles B. King drives the first auto in Detroit.
1932 Unemployed autoworkers are attacked at Ford's River Rouge Plant.
1869 Michigan ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment.
1976 Hot-air balloons flights over the state are legalized.
1953 Alexander Groesbeck dies in Detroit.
1861 Keweenaw County is organized.
1974 Michigan exempts itself from daylight savings time.
13th - Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do. Part Two: What To Do ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1861 John Robertson of Detroit prepares to assume office as Michigan's adjutant general.
14th - Purim
1865 Brunson Harbor becomes Benton Harbor,
1972 "The Father of Modern Archery", Fred Bear, is the first person inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame.
1847 Governor Greenly signs a bill moving the state capital from Detroit to Lansing Township.
17th - St. Patrick's Day
1929 Social discourse is banned in Detroit.
1837 The University of Michigan prepares to move from Detroit to Ann Arbor.
1845 Houghton County is created.
20th - Spring Begins (EST) "Intervention" ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1948 U of M becomes the first NCAA hockey champs.
1891 Eau Claire is incorporated.
1954 The country's first regional shopping mall opens in Southfield.
1984 A woman in Hazel Park gives birth to the state's first test-tube baby.
1936 The Red Wings play the longest Stanley Cup game in history against the Montreal Maroons. Combined 60 minutes of regulation play and 116 minutes, 30 seconds of overtime. Detroit won 1-0 and went on to win the series and their first Stanley Cup.
1680 LaSalle and his men leave Fort Miami to explore interior Michigan.
1859 Articles of incorporation are adopted by Adrian College.
27th - Grief and Loss in Addiction ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1946 Walter Reuther is elected president of the UAW.
1820 St. Clair County is created.
1929 Fireworks are banned in Michigan.
1815 Detroiters celebrate the war's end.
1976 Turning right on red is OK.
All Michigan history is courtesy of Michigan History Magazine.