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Ann Arbor (Michigan, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
36 Wisconsin Territory formed, comprising all of Michigan Territory west of Lake Michigan......1836 Convention at Ann Arbor rejects the enabling act, as giving Ohio 470 square miles belonging to Michigan since 1787......Sept. 26, 1836 New convention of delegates at Ann Arbor accepts the enabling act......Dec. 14, 1836 After protracted discussion Congress admits Michigan, adding to the State in the upper peninsula 2,500 square miles; act approved......Jan. 26, 1837 Legislature pa University of Michigan, planned by the governor and people in 1817, established by law, March 18, 1837, and located at Ann Arbor, is opened for reception of students......Sept. 20, 1842 State land office established at Marshall by law, to take c Supreme Court, Dec. 30, 1890, is sworn in......Jan. 5, 1891 Prof. Alexander Winchell, geologist, born 1824, dies at Ann Arbor......Feb. 19, 1891 Legislature places all penal and reformatory institutions under a single board, extends the Austr
Lake Erie (Colorado, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
men, pass through the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair......1670 French under M. de St. Lusson permitted to occupy Sault Ste. Marie by the Indians, erect a cross at that place bearing the arms of France......May, 1671 Marquette commences Fort Michilimackinac, starts a Huron settlement, and builds a chapel there......1671 Marquette is buried near present site of Ludington......May 18, 1675 Robert la Salle, accompanied by Father Louis Hennepin and Chevalier de Tonti, sails up lakes Erie and Huron in the Griffon, reaching Michilimackinac......Aug. 28, 1679 Antoine de la Motte Cadillac, lord of Bouaget and Montdesert, under a commission from Louis XIV., leaving Montreal in June with 100 men and a Jesuit missionary, commences the settlement of Detroit......July 24, 1701 First grant of land (thirty-two acres) made at Detroit by Cadillac to Francois Fafard Delorme......1707 Detroit attacked by the Fox Indians; after a three-weeks' siege the French garrison of twenty sol
Sanilac (Michigan, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
...July. 1878 New capitol at Lansing dedicated......Jan. 1, 1879 State school for the blind opened in a leased building at Lansing......Sept. 29, 1880 Legislature, after heated discussion and opposition, confirms grant of 1857 to the Ontonagon and State Line Railroad Company, although the road had not been constructed, and limitation of time had long expired......1881 Michigan reform school for girls at Adrian, opened......August, 1881 Forest fires break out in Huron and Sanilac counties, and burn over some 1,800 square miles of territory, rendering 2,900 families homeless, and destroying 138 lives......September, 1881 Site purchased for State insane asylum near Traverse City......1882 Josiah W. Begole, union or fusion candidate of the Democratic and Greenback parties, elected governor......November, 1882 National Prison Association meets at Detroit......Oct. 17, 1885 State soldiers' home near Grand Rapids dedicated......Dec. 30, 1886 Local option law pas
Saginaw (Michigan, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
sippi, thus including the present State of Wisconsin......1818 Remains of soldiers massacred at the Raisin River removed to Detroit, and buried with honors of war......Aug. 8, 1818 Steamboat Walk-in-the-water arrives at Detroit, from Buffalo, N. Y., on her first trip......Aug. 27, 1818 Congress provides for the election of a delegate to Congress by citizens of Michigan......Feb. 16, 1819 William Woodbridge elected territorial delegate......Sept. 2, 1819 Treaty with Indians at Saginaw; they cede lands, 60 miles wide, west of Detroit, north to Thunder Bay......1819 Expedition under Governor Cass starts out in bark canoes to explore the northwestern lake coast of Michigan......May 24, 1820 Treaty with the Indians perfected through Governor Cass; all country within the boundaries of Michigan south of Grand River not before ceded is granted to the United States......1821 Congress establishes a legislative council of nine members, appointed by the President out of ei
Traverse City (Michigan, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
and opposition, confirms grant of 1857 to the Ontonagon and State Line Railroad Company, although the road had not been constructed, and limitation of time had long expired......1881 Michigan reform school for girls at Adrian, opened......August, 1881 Forest fires break out in Huron and Sanilac counties, and burn over some 1,800 square miles of territory, rendering 2,900 families homeless, and destroying 138 lives......September, 1881 Site purchased for State insane asylum near Traverse City......1882 Josiah W. Begole, union or fusion candidate of the Democratic and Greenback parties, elected governor......November, 1882 National Prison Association meets at Detroit......Oct. 17, 1885 State soldiers' home near Grand Rapids dedicated......Dec. 30, 1886 Local option law passed by legislature......1887 Acts passed to incorporate the Women's Christian Temperance Unions throughout the State......1887 Ten counties hold local-option elections, and in each case they
Kalamazoo (Michigan, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
hip-canal around St. Mary's Falls opened......1855 Lands granted by Congress to aid in building a railroad from Ontonagon to the Wisconsin State line......1856 State reform school at Lansing opened......Sept. 2, 1856 State agricultural college at Lansing, established by act of legislature, Feb. 12, 1853, opened for students......May, 1857 State confers the grant of Congress made in 1856 on the Ontonagon and State Line Railroad Company......1857 State asylum for the insane at Kalamazoo opened for reception of patients......1859 First Michigan Regiment, ready and equipped four days after the President's call, leaves Detroit under orders of the War Department......May 13, 1861 State receives from the federal government a grant of 5,891,598 acres of swamp land in Michigan......1868 All departments of Michigan University open to women......1870 Constitution amended; all distinction of civil and political rights based upon color abolished; ratified by the people
South Dakota (South Dakota, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
d chartered......July 31, 1830 Governor Cass resigns; appointed United States Secretary of War......Aug. 1, 1831 George B. Porter appointed governor......Sept. 17, 1831 Troops raised in Michigan at the call of the United States government to engage in the Black Hawk War......May 22, 1832 Congress adds to Michigan the territory between the Mississippi River and the Missouri and White Earth rivers, thus including the whole of the present Minnesota, Iowa, and parts of North and South Dakota......June 28, 1834 Governor Porter dies; Stevens T. Mason acting governor......July 6, 1834 Question of southern boundary being agitated, Ohio commissioners, running a line about 12 miles southwest of Adrian, are captured by Michigan troops after several shots......April 26, 1835 Michigan having attained a population of over 60,000, a constitutional convention convenes at Detroit....... May 11, 1835 New constitution ratified by the people......Nov. 2, 1835 Enabling act for
Huron (Michigan, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
ntiac opened......July. 1878 New capitol at Lansing dedicated......Jan. 1, 1879 State school for the blind opened in a leased building at Lansing......Sept. 29, 1880 Legislature, after heated discussion and opposition, confirms grant of 1857 to the Ontonagon and State Line Railroad Company, although the road had not been constructed, and limitation of time had long expired......1881 Michigan reform school for girls at Adrian, opened......August, 1881 Forest fires break out in Huron and Sanilac counties, and burn over some 1,800 square miles of territory, rendering 2,900 families homeless, and destroying 138 lives......September, 1881 Site purchased for State insane asylum near Traverse City......1882 Josiah W. Begole, union or fusion candidate of the Democratic and Greenback parties, elected governor......November, 1882 National Prison Association meets at Detroit......Oct. 17, 1885 State soldiers' home near Grand Rapids dedicated......Dec. 30, 1886 Loca
River Raisin (Michigan, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
ed States troops, under Colonel Croghan and Commodore Sinclair, to reduce Fort Mackinac......Aug. 4, 1814 Special commissioner arrives with the treaty of peace lately concluded at Ghent......Feb. 17, 1815 Detroit incorporated as a village......1815 President James Monroe visits Detroit......Aug. 13, 1817 By act of Congress Michigan Territory is extended westward to the Mississippi, thus including the present State of Wisconsin......1818 Remains of soldiers massacred at the Raisin River removed to Detroit, and buried with honors of war......Aug. 8, 1818 Steamboat Walk-in-the-water arrives at Detroit, from Buffalo, N. Y., on her first trip......Aug. 27, 1818 Congress provides for the election of a delegate to Congress by citizens of Michigan......Feb. 16, 1819 William Woodbridge elected territorial delegate......Sept. 2, 1819 Treaty with Indians at Saginaw; they cede lands, 60 miles wide, west of Detroit, north to Thunder Bay......1819 Expedition under Gove
Minnesota (Minnesota, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
e call of the United States government to engage in the Black Hawk War......May 22, 1832 Congress adds to Michigan the territory between the Mississippi River and the Missouri and White Earth rivers, thus including the whole of the present Minnesota, Iowa, and parts of North and South Dakota......June 28, 1834 Governor Porter dies; Stevens T. Mason acting governor......July 6, 1834 Question of southern boundary being agitated, Ohio commissioners, running a line about 12 miles southweed by congressional districts, instead of by general State ticket......1891 Twenty-fifth annual reunion of the Grand Army of the Republic opens at Detroit......Aug. 4, 1891 Railroad accident at Battle Creek; twenty-six persons killed and many injured......Oct. 20, 1893 Ex-United States Senator Thomas W. Ferry dies at Grand Haven......Oct. 14, 1896 State tax commissioner established......1899 The National Educational Association meets at Detroit......July 9, 1901 Minnesota
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