Hey Michigan! We Need Your Votes!

Here at Michigan is Amazing we are looking for your input on our next Top Ten List.

This week we want to know who’s your favorite actor (male or female) from Michigan.  Do you love Evil Dead’s leading man Bruce Campbell?  Or maybe you’ve got a crush on Kristen Bell?  Leave a comment or send us an email (michiganisamazing@michaelflora.com).

The list will be up next Tuesday!

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Today in Michigan History

September 23, 1934

The Detroit Lions played their first NFL game.

Earlier that year, the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans moved to Detroit and were renamed the Lions. In their first game as a team with the National Football League, the Lions shut out the New York Giants 9-0 in front of 12,000 fans. During that season, the Lions won their first ten games and hosted the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day, beginning a holiday home-game tradition that continues to this day.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past.  See more at www.michiganhistorymagazine.com.

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Today in Michigan History

September 22, 1857

William Gwinn Mather was born.

William Gwinn Mather’s ancestors, who arrived in America in 1635, included such illustrious figures as Increase Mather and Cotton Mather. Mather began working at his family’s Cleveland Mining Company in 1878. When the company merged with the Iron Cliffs Company in 1891—creating the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company—Mather became its first president. When Mather retired in 1951, his many accomplishments included pioneering social and technological developments in the iron-mining industry.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past.  See more at www.michiganhistorymagazine.com.

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Today in Michigan History

September 21, 1835

John Horner arrived in Michigan.

Virginian John Horner reached Detroit to assume his responsibilities as Michigan’s new territorial governor. Angry Michiganders, who believed Michigan should be a state—not a territory—ignored Horner. After a series of embarrassing situations, Horner moved to the western part of the territory (present-day Wisconsin).

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Today in Michigan History

September 18, 1679

The Griffin headed east to Niagara.

Loaded with furs, the Griffin left Rock Island, off the southern tip of the Garden Peninsula. The first sailing vessel on the Great Lakes, the Griffin disappeared on its return trip to Niagara and was never seen again.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past.  See more at www.michiganhistorymagazine.com.

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Hey Michigan! Did You Know…

Michigan was the first state to guarantee every child the right to tax-paid high school education.

Marquette’s U.P. 200 sled dog race is approximately 240 miles in length and a qualifying race for the Iditarod.

2009 U. S. News and World Report annual survey ranked MSU’s elementary and secondary education graduate programs as rge best in the nation for the 14th consecutive year.

The Petoskey Stone is fossilized coral that existed in the northern Lower Peninsula about 350 million years ago.

Rogers City has the world’s largest limestone quarry.

Michigan Did you know

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Today in Michigan History

September 17, 1862

Michiganders fought at Antietam.

Hundreds of Michigan troops fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in what became the bloodiest day in American history. More than 350 Michiganders were left killed or wounded at the Battle of Antietam. This number includes Major General Israel Richardson of Pontiac who was mortally wounded leading his division in severe fighting near a sunken road, later called Bloody Lane.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past.  See more at www.michiganhistorymagazine.com.

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