All Month Long ~ ~
1796 Americans occupy Fort Mackinac.
1902 Detroit suffers its first automobile fatality.
1921 Earnest Hemingway marries at Horton Bay.
4th - Labor Day
1962 The 21st Michigan goes to war.
1881 Forest fires race across the Thumb.
1901 Leon F. Czolgosz shoots President William McKinley.
1963 Earl "Dutch" Clark enters the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
1896 Suomi College opens in Hancock.
1925 Dr. Ossian Sweet defends his family.
1813 The Americans are victorious at Put-in-Bay.
11th - Patriot Day
1982 The USS
Michigan trident submarine is launched. This was the third navel vessel with that name.
12th - Bach's Lunch ** Noon till 1:00pm ~ Grand Rapids ~ Kent County
1862 Conscription comes to Michigan.
13th - Fest of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross ** 7:00pm ~ Marine City ~ Saint Clair County
1832 Father Gabriel Richard dies.
1968 Denny McLain wins game 30.
1901 The Detroit Tigers record their most lopsided shutout victory, beating Cleveland 21-0 in the second game of a double headers.
1908 General Motos is chartered.
1962 Michiganians fight at Antietam.
1679 The first sailing vessel on the Great Lakes, The
Griffin heads east to Niagara. It disappeared on its return trip and was never seen again.
1864 The Civil War comes to the Detroit River.
1900 H. O'Reilly Clint, one of two men credited for creating the official state song, "My Michigan" was born.
1835 John Horner arrives in Michigan.
22th - Autumn Begins (EST)
1857 William Gwinn Mather is born.
23th - 1st Day of Rosh Hashanah
1934 The Detroit Lions play their first NFL game, shutting out the New York Giants 9-0 in front of 12,000 fans.
24th - Ramadan Begins
1830 A public hanging occurs in Detroit.
1849 The Michigan State Fair—the nation's oldest state fair—opened at the corner of Woodward and Duffield in Detroit on land owned by George V.N. Lothrop. Admission was one shilling (about 12.5 cents), and the fair's more than fifteen thousand visitors viewed an assortment of exhibits, including the latest invention—the safety pin.
1998 Michigan football sets a single-game attendance record. 111,238 fans watched the Wolverines defeat rival Michigan State, 29-17.
1999 Tiger Stadium hosts its last Tiger game.
1935 The Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer becomes a daily newspaper.
1913 American troops reoccupy Detroit.
1965 The First Michigan Colored Infantry heads home.
All Michigan history is courtesy of Michigan History Magazine.