Posted in Entertainment History

Motown was Born

On this day in 1959, with an $800 loan from his family, 29-year-old Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Tamla Records; Motown was born and Detroit would…

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Posted in Domestic Issues History Human Interest

Immigrants and Infrastructure Pay Off Big – the Erie Canal

On this day in 1825, the Erie Canal opens, finally connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River and a man-made…

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Posted in History Human Interest

The Tragedy of Northwest 255

On this day in 1987, Flight 255 crashes at Detroit Metropolitan Airport killing 156 people; a four-year-old girl was the sole survivor of the disaster…

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Posted in Election 2020 Elections Politics

Twenty Car Pile Up In Detroit

It seemed only fitting that in a city known for producing cars, that the Democrats would, in front of a national audience, produce a twenty…

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Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters

On this day 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears from lunch at the Machus…

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Posted in Civil Rights History

Detroit Riots and the Comeback City

On this day the 1967 Detroit Riots begin in sweltering heat. They were among the most violent and destructive riots in U.S. history; by the…

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