Today in Michigan History

October 30, 1984

Willie Hernandez won Cy Young Award. 

Willie Hernandez became the second Tiger pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. Denny McLain won the award in 1968 and tied for the award in 1969.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.

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A Scary Good Time In Romeo

Tillson Street in Romeo has been serving up the scary for around 20 years now.  In fact, in the last few years the haunted street has become so popular that the average house gets 2000 plus trick-or-treaters!

If you live in the area, this is a must see Halloween attraction.  To check out pictures from years past and see the report Fox 2 Detroit did on October 27th of the scary street, click here.

T-shirts are available for purchase and all proceeds go to academic and athletic scholarships for Romeo High School students.

Tillson Street residents are AMAZING Michiganders!!!

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Today in Michigan History

October 29, 1813

Lewis Cass was appointed territorial governor.

A native of New Hampshire, who later moved to Ohio, Cass was rewarded for earlier service in the War of 1812, when President James Madison appointed him governor of the Michigan Territory. Cass spent eighteen years as governor before he went to Washington, DC to serve as President Andrew Jackson’s secretary of war.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.

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What’s Your Favorite Michigan Halloween Memory?

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

To celebrate Halloween, this week we want you to tell us what’s your favorite Michigan Halloween memory.   This will be a little different, so make sure you leave your name, so you can get credit for your memory.  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

October 28, 1912

Man and woman got married “on the fly.”

Art Smith and Aimee Cour left Fort Wayne, Indiana, in a biplane. After crash-landing on the campus of Hillsdale College, the injured couple went to a Presbyterian church where they were married, completing the first aerial elopement.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Unique Things Michiganders Say

Based on the input from our readers, here are the Top Ten unique things Michiganders say:

10. “Take a Michigan left”

9. “If you don’t like Michigan weather, wait 10 minutes, it’ll change” or “If you don’t like Michigan weather, wait 10 minutes, it’ll get worse”

8. Party Store (This is not where we buy balloons)

7. “Cupboard” not Cabinets

6. Trolls or Fudgies (people that live in the L.P. or “under the bridge”)

5. Pasties (Dough pocket filled with meat & potato, not the other meaning)

4. “SecretriahState” (Yes, that’s the Secretary of State)

3. Yoopers (People that live in the U.P.)

2. “Michigan has a 5th season…roadwork” or “Michigan has two seasons…winter and construction”

1. “Pop” not soda

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