Today in Michigan History

January 14, 1857

Joseph R. Williams was appointed the first president of the newly created Agricultural College.

On February 12, 1855, at the urging of the Michigan State Agricultural Society, the Michigan Agricultural College was created. Williams, a merchant and miller from Constantine, had been active in the state promoting scientific agriculture and a leader in the agricultural college movement. The first students arrived at the future Michigan State University in the spring of 1857. Williams served as president until his resignation in March 1859.

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Go Green!

Congrats to the Michigan State University Men’s Basketball program.   It has been named the best basketball program of the decade by Sports Illustrated, edging out other powerhouse teams like North Carolina and Florida.

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Today in Michigan History

November 19, 1966

The Spartans and the Irish tangled in East Lansing.

Hailed as the “Game of the Century,” number one Notre Dame and number two Michigan State University met in East Lansing. The game ended in a 10-10 tie, although both teams had a chance to break the tie in the game’s final moments.

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