ALL MONTH LONG
1967 Michigan becomes the first state to have a border-to-border interstate freeway.
2 - Groundhog Day Scrapbook -- Crop, Shop & Relax ** 9:00am - 11:00pm ~ Hart ~ Livingston County
1936 Ty Cobb becomes one of the first players selected to enter the newly formed Baseball Hall of Fame.
3 - Scrapbook -- Crop, Shop & Relax ** 9:00am - 11:00pm ~ Hart ~ Livingston County
1838 The Michigan Central Railroad begins service.
1864 Governor Blair approves a resolution that recommends the reelection of President Lincoln.
1838 Detroit's militia company, the Brady guards, was mustered into service during the Patriot War in Canada.
6 - Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do. Part One: What To Know ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1933 Michigan ratifies the 20th amendment.
1979 Sheila Young of Detroit wins her third medal in the Olympic winter games.
1985 The Stroh Brewery announces it is closing its Detroit plant.
1864 Lt. Colonel William McCreery escapes from Libby Prison.
1942 Civilian car production ends in Detroit.
1937 The Flint Sit-down Strike ends in victory for the workers.
12 - Lincoln's Birthday
1781 A Spanish force captures British-held Fort St. Joseph.
13 - Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do. Part Two: What To Do ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1855 The Michigan legislature protects escaped slaves.
14 - St. Valentine's Day
1932 A banking holiday closes the state's banks.
1751 Pierre de Celeron, Sieur de Blainville, takes command of Detroit.
16 - President's Day
1935 Sonny Bono is born in Detroit.
1864 The First Michigan Colored Infantry is mustered into federal service.
1977 A hot-air balloon record is set. Karl Thomas from Troy, landed his hot-air balloon on a remote island 15 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Florida, ending a record 18-day solo voyage across the United States.
1970 Tiger pitcher Denny McLain is suspended.
20 - Washington's Birthday (or Presidents' Day) Observed Domestic Violence and Addiction ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1909 The Hudson Motor Car Company is organized.
1905 The National Ski Association is organized in Ishpeming.
22 - Washington's Birthday
1970 The first concert is held at the Masonic Temple.
1922 Record snows are recorded, 29 inches fell in Ispheming in Marquette County.
1863 Michigan supports the Emancipation Proclamation.
1779 George Rogers Clark attacks British-held Vincennes (Indiana).
1836 William Austin Burt receives a patent for his solar compass.
27 - Chemical Dependency and Survivors of Domestic Violence ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1836 Russell A. Alger is born in Ohio.
28 - Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)
1977 Michigan high-school basketball is televised. Earvin "Magic" Johnson scored 27 points as Lansing Everett defeated Lansing Eastern.
All Michigan history is courtesy of Michigan History Magazine.