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On this day in 1969: A GOP governor plants his flag...

Gov. William Milliken opened an office in Detroit on this day in 1969. The Traverse City Republican became the state’s chief executive officer on Jan....

The day women took over the Senate in 1974

A chorus of “Happy Birthday” to suffragette Susan B. Anthony rang out on the floor of the Michigan Senate on this day in 1974. Although...

On this day in 1963: Romney helps Detroit’s Olympics bid

On this day in 1963, Gov. George Romney formed a five-person finance committee to find money to construct an Olympic Stadium complex on the...

1957 legendary Dingell letter: ‘Please take two running jumps and go...

WASHINGTON — John Dingell was never known as one to hold his tongue. The iconic Michigan lawmaker, who died last week at age 92, was...

Detroit’s first Black teacher died on this day in 1922

Fannie Richards, the city’s first Black public school teacher, died on this day in 1922. She was 81 years old. Richards was born on October 1,...

Biden remembers ‘amazing soul’ of John Dingell as hundreds mourn

Former Vice President Joe Biden remembered his friend, the late John Dingell Jr., as an “amazing soul” and “a master” during a 90-minute public...

On this day in 1965: Feds seek Dearborn mayor after racist...

U.S. marshals sought to arrest segregationist Dearborn Mayor Orville Hubbard on this day in 1965 for failing to show up for an arraignment. The charge:...

Our look back at the life of John Dingell

It's difficult to capture the the life of someone who has had such a far-reaching impact in both Michigan and the entire country. From Medicare...

John Dingell, longest-serving member of Congress in history, dies at 92

Updated, 12:30 a.m. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, has died. He was 92. Dingell recently entered hospice care after being diagnosed...

Whitmer calls Dingell ‘one of our greatest leaders’

Updated, 11:00 p.m. The passing Thursday of former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn), the former Dean of the House, was marked by many political leaders...

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