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WKAR’s Jamie Paisley presents stories for each day in Michigan history. From name changes to arcane laws, Michigan Minute covers a variety of true tales from the Great Lake State. Subscribe now! Interested in supporting the Michigan Minute? Click here to donate $20.

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WKAR’s Jamie Paisley presents stories for each day in Michigan history. From name changes to arcane laws, Michigan Minute covers a variety of true tales from the Great Lake State. Subscribe now! Interested in supporting the Michigan Minute? Click here to donate $20.

    Ecoterrorist Attack on MSU & Sunday Baseball Legalized | Feb 28

    Ecoterrorist Attack on MSU & Sunday Baseball Legalized | Feb 28

    1992: Ecoterrorist Rodney Coronado sets fire to MSU researcher's office, destroying decades of research. 1907: Michigan legalizes Sunday baseball as Rep. George Duncan's bill passes.

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    Comet Over Michigan & MSU's First Basketball Game | Feb 27

    Comet Over Michigan & MSU's First Basketball Game | Feb 27

    1702: Bright comet startles Native Americans and French fur traders in Michigan. 1899: Michigan Agricultural College (MAC), later MSU, plays first basketball game as the Aggies. 2013: Rosa Parks honored with bronze statue at the US Capitol.

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    Burt's Solar Compass Patent & Rock and Roll Record Ban | Feb 26

    Burt's Solar Compass Patent & Rock and Roll Record Ban | Feb 26

    1836: William Austin Burt patents solar compass for accurate surveys in mineral-rich areas. 1954: Michigan Rep. Ruth Thompson proposes ban on mailing "obscene" rock and roll records. 2004: Smith & Wesson CEO James Minder resigns over criminal past revealed.

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    Detroit Surrender & Albion College Coed Education | Feb 25

    Detroit Surrender & Albion College Coed Education | Feb 25

    1779: British governor Henry Hamilton surrenders to US Colonel George Rogers Clark. 1861: Albion College authorized to confer 4-year degrees on men and women. 2018: Rare blue ice forms in the Great Lakes, a phenomenon usually seen in the Arctic.

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    Olivet College Founded & Detroit Bans Marijuana | Feb 24

    Olivet College Founded & Detroit Bans Marijuana | Feb 24

    1844: Olivet College, Michigan's first coeducational college, founded with abolitionist views. 1928: Detroit outlaws marijuana use, pre-dating state and federal laws. 1943: Sonny Eliot, Detroit weatherman and WWII pilot, shot down over Germany.

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    MSU Admits Women & Soapy Williams' Birthday | Feb 23

    MSU Admits Women & Soapy Williams' Birthday | Feb 23

    1870: Michigan Agricultural College (MSU) admits women for the first time, offering diverse courses. 1911: G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams, influential Michigan politician, born. Served as governor, contributed to the Mackinac Bridge, and held Supreme Court position.

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