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vernor 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 Michigan approved......June 15, 1836 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
s 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 Michigan approved......June 15, 1836 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 passes an act to provide for the organization and support of primary schools......March 20, 1837 Board of seven commissioners of internal improvement appointed by act of legislature......March, 1837 Meeting of citize
n. 22, 1813 Naval victory over British fleet of six vessels, under Commodore Barclay, by United States squadron of nine vessels, under Com. Oliver Hazard Perry, off Sister Islands, Lake Erie, near Detroit......Sept. 10, 1813 General Harrison takes possession of Detroit......Sept. 29, 1813 Col. Lewis Cass appointed governor of the Territory......Oct. 29, 1813 Unsuccessful attempt of United 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
ar......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 Michigan approved......June 15, 1836 Wisconsin Territory formed, comprising all of Michigan
es squadron of nine vessels, under Com. Oliver Hazard Perry, off Sister Islands, Lake Erie, near Detroit......Sept. 10, 1813 General Harrison takes possession of Detroit......Sept. 29, 1813 Col. Lewis Cass appointed governor of the Territory......Oct. 29, 1813 Unsuccessful attempt of United 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 provi
ded attack, form an ambush at Bloody Bridge, and compel the British to retreat after losing twenty killed, among them Dalzell, and forty-two wounded......July 31, 1763 Pontiac remains before Detroit until forced to retire by the advance of Colonel Bradstreet......May, 1764 Charter granted in England to a company for working the copper-mines of Lake Superior. The miners blast 30 feet into the rock, and then abandon the mine......1773 Parliament includes Michigan with Canada......Jan. 22, 1774 Expedition from Detroit under Governor Hamilton against Gen. Roger Clark at Vincennes results in Hamilton's being captured and sent to Virginia; his troops allowed to return to Detroit......March, 1779 Formation of the Northwestern Company for fur trade......1783 Foundation of Frenchtown laid by a few Canadians who settle on the river Raisin......1784 Indians cede to the United States by treaty at Fort McIntosh a belt of land beginning at the river Raisin and extending to Lak
, of Detroit, appointed chairman of the national commission of the World's Columbian Exposition......June 27, 1890 Henry B. Brown, commissioned associate justice of the United States 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 Australian ballot system, and requires Presidential electors to be elected 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
sed......1853 State asylum for deaf, dumb, and blind, established by act of legislature in 1848, opens in rented rooms at Flint......February, 1854 Ship-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 U
e-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 eighteen elected by the people......March 3, 1823 Detroit incorporated as a city......1824 First legislative council at the council house in Detroit......June 7, 1824 Congress grants the governor and c
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