1st - Happy New Year Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do. Part One: What To Know ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1879 Dedication ceremonies are held at Michigan's new State Capital building in Lansing.
1875 Eber Brock Ward, one of Michigan's wealthiest men, dies in Detroit.
1848 Epaphroditus Ransom is the first governor sworn in at the new capital in Lansing.
1843 Stevens T. Mason, Michigan's first governor, dies of pneumonia in New York City at the age of 31.
1913 Henry Ford introduces the $5 work day.
6th - Epiphany
1869 Henry P. Baldwin is inaugurated as governor.
1929 Detroit businessman Edward F. Schlee and co-pilot William S. Brock make the first nonstop Detroit-to-Miami flight, finishing in 9 hours and 20 minutes.
1831 Daily mail arrives in Detroit from the East.
9th - Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do. Part Two: What To Do ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1862 Battery, F. First Michigan Light Artillery, is mustered into federal service at Coldwater.
10th - (Eid) al Adha
1964 William Clay Ford (grandson of Henry Ford) becomes the sole owner of the Detroit Lions for $6 million.
1805 President Thomas Jefferson signs an act establishing the Michigan territory.
1835 Acting Governor Stevens T. Mason declares we have a "right" to be a state.
1862 Governor Austin Blair approves a joint resolution asking Michigan's congressional delegation to use their influence to assist the exchange of prisoners of war.
1857 Joseph R. Williams is appointed the first president of the newly created Agricultural College.
1919 The first all-woman jury hears a trial.
16th - Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday Observed Addiction and the Whole Person ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1968 Sgt. Dwight Johnson of Detroit saves a fellow soldier in severe fighting in Vietnam.
1862 Battery G, First Michigan Light Artillery, is mustered into federal service at Kalamazoo.
1802 Detroit is incorporated as a town.
1841 The Western Farmer, the state's first farm journal, is published.
20th - Annual Banquet / Team Shock Outdoors ** ~ White Cloud ~ Newaygo County
1815 Josiah W. Begole is born in Groveland New York. At 21, he arrived in Michigan, settling in Flint, founding that city's largest sawmill and became the Genessee County Treasurer. 1882 he became Governor.
Y102 Bridal Show ** 1PM - 4PM ~ Big Rapids ~ Mecosta County
1987 Singer Aretha Franklin becomes the first female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1813 The largest battle fought on Michigan soil occurs near present-day Monroe.
23th - Chemical Dependency of the Family ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1915 Future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart is born in Jackson, Michigan.
1982 Super Bowl XVI is held at the Pontiac Silverdome ** San Francisco 49ers - 26/Cincinnati Bengals - 21.
1945 The Grand Rapids City Commission approves a plan to add fluoride to drinking water supplies to prevent tooth decay.
1837 Michigan becomes the 26th state.
1847 Francis Troutman and four other Kentucky slave catchers arrive at the home of the Adam Crosswhite family--Kentucky slaves who had escaped to Marshall.
1877 Winfield Scott Gerrish opens the Lake George and Muskegon River Railroad in Clare County.
29th - Chinese New Year
1919 Michigan ratifies the 18th amendment.
30th - The Cultures of Addiction and Recovery ** 7:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Ypsilanti ~ Washtenaw County
1962 A circus tragedy leaves two performers dead in Detroit.
31th - 1st Day of Muharram
1945 Private Eddie Slovik becomes the only U.S. serviceman executed for desertion during WWII.
All Michigan history is courtesy of Michigan History Magazine.