Tag: Eisenhower

The Stars and Stripes and Flag Day

Today’s date marks a notable confluence of coincidentally related events in history. To begin, it was on this day in 1777 that the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, which held “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white […]

An Industrial Versailles

On this day in 1956, with 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower presiding, General Motors opens its modern “Technical Center” in the unlikely burg of Warren, Michigan. The campus has been the center of the company’s design, innovation and engineering efforts since its inauguration, housing up to 22,000 employees. In 2000 it was listed on the […]