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  • Almanac
    A snowstorm, a shipwreck, and a cold May day
    A snowstorm, a shipwreck, and a cold May day top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 22.1883 - A very late season snowstorm hit Detroit with...
  • Almanac
    Tornadoes, the latest opening to the shipping season, and record rainfall
    Tornadoes, the latest opening to the shipping season, and record rainfall top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Serviceand Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened...
  • Almanac
    Record rain, a wildfire, and a deadly tornado
    Record rain, a wildfire, and a deadly tornado top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 20.1975 - A tornado injured one person as it destroyed...
  • Almanac
    A deadly tornado, ping pong ball sized hail, and snow flurries
    A deadly tornado, ping pong ball sized hail, and snow flurries top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 19.1906 - After the previous day of...
  • Reenactment of the Aug. 17, 1864 Battle of Gainesville at the Matheson History Museum
    A Civil War battle took place in our backyard
    In the history of the Civil War--like so many topics in history--Florida is usually overshadowed by other Southern states. However, Florida was the third state to secede from the Union and it became an important supplier to the Confederacy.Each...
  • Almanac
    Latest snow, shipwrecks and large hail
    Latest snow, shipwrecks and large hail top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on May 18.1894 - The wooden...
  • Gay City State Park
    Fishing for history in Hebron’s Gay City State Park
    With April 11 marking the beginning of fishing season here in Connecticut, enthusiasts have flocked to their nearest rivers, lakes, and ponds in pursuit of trout, bass, perch, and the inevitable sunfish that are all too common to the local waters....
  • Almanac
    Microburst winds, fires, feet of snow, and record heat
    Microburst winds, fires, feet of snow, and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on May 17.1906 - The spring across the U.P. was...
  • Almanac
    A tornado, snow, heavy fog, and strong wind
    A tornado, snow, heavy fog, and strong wind top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on May 16.1905 - The composite, bulk freight Thomas W. Palmer,...
  • Romance
    Gazebos are popular in gardens and parks
    Summer is the season when the majority of weddings take place and for those ceremonies that will take place outdoors a gazebo is a romantic spot for couples to tie the knot. In early America, gazebos were called summerhouses or pavilions. George...
  • Almanac
    Flooding, large hail, a tornado, and a shipwreck
    Flooding, large hail, a tornado, and a shipwreck top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on May 15.1854 - Or...
  • Almanac
    Tea cup sized hail, blown from a train, flooding, and record snow
    Tea cup sized hail, blown from a train, flooding, and record snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on May 14.1886 - A tornado injured one...
  • Almanac
    A shipwreck, the Kalamazoo tornado, and a failing dam
    A shipwreck, the Kalamazoo tornado, and a failing dam top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on May 13.1899 - The wood schooner-barge, 3-mast...
  • Britains's Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenet's, DVD Review
    'Britains's Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets' DVD Review
    The Plantagenets rose to power upon Henry II taking the throne. He was a control freak about everything including his family who would later try to overthrow him because of it. From the 11th century into the 13th England would be ruled by some of...
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Building
    Marking 100 Years for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    In 1913, Congress passed a law to create eight additional Federal Reserve banks in the United States. The cities of Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth competed with other sizable cities across the country for the coveted privilege to be one of those...
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