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  1. March 10th, 1965: The Temptations — March 10, 2014
  2. March 10th, 1972: The First Black U.S. Political Convention — March 10, 2014
  3. March 10th, 1992: Keith Washington — March 10, 2014
  4. March 7th,1947: Miller High School — March 7, 2014
  5. March 7th, 1932: The Ford Hunger March — March 7, 2014

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Mar 10

March 10th, 1965: The Temptations

On this day in 1965, the Temptations‘ “My Girl” is the nation’s top R&B song. Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook www.onthisdaydetroit.com  

Mar 10

March 10th, 1972: The First Black U.S. Political Convention

On this day in 1972, the first black U.S. political convention opens in Gary, Indiana. Spearheaded by Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, poet and activist Amiri Baraka, and U.S. Rep. Charles C. Diggs, Jr. of Detroit, the meetings are designed to create a comprehensive and unified agenda for the nation’s 22 million African-Americans. Held at Westside High …

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Mar 10

March 10th, 1992: Keith Washington

On this day in 1992, Keith Washington earns a Soul Train award in the “Best R&B/Soul Single – Male” category for his No. 1 R&B hit “Kissing You.” Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook www.onthisdaydetroit.com

Mar 07

March 7th,1947: Miller High School

On this day in 1947, Miller High School defeats Northern High School 52-21 in the boys basketball city final. It is the first time all 10 of the game’s starters are black. Sammy Gee stars for Miller; Blaine Denning leads Northern. Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook www.onthisdaydetroit.com

Mar 07

March 7th, 1932: The Ford Hunger March

On this day in 1932, the Ford Hunger March is carried out. In it, at least 5,000 unemployed metro Detroiters protest joblessness, hunger and poor living conditions during the challenging period known as the Great Depression. The march, which begins in Detroit and ends at Ford Motor Company’s Rouge Plant, is led by several leftist political …

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Mar 07

March 7th, 1922: Graystone Ballroom

On this day in 1922, the Graystone Ballroom opens on Woodward Avenue and Canfield. It will become a popular dancehall and feature big bands led by Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. Regarded as one of the nation’s most entertaining venues, the Graystone will earn billing as “Detroit’s Million Dollar Ballroom” and accommodate 3,000 …

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Mar 06

March 6th, 2000: James Jamerson

On this day in 2000, Motown Records bassist extraordinaire James Jamerson is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Jamerson played on dozens of hits beginning in the early 1960s, including his memorable play on Junior Walker & the All Stars’ “Shotgun.” Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook www.onthisdaydetroit.com

Mar 06

March 6th, 1863: Race Riot in Detroit

On this day in 1863, a spectacular race riot rocks Detroit. Occurring during the days of the American Civil War, the set of disturbances will be reported by the Detroit Free Press as “the bloodiest day that ever dawned upon Detroit.” The spark that sets off the conflagration is unrest related to racism and the military …

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Mar 05

March 5th, 1836: Society of Second Baptist Church of Detroit

On this day in 1836, thirteen former slaves sign a petition to organize the Society of Second Baptist Church of Detroit. They also elect the Rev. William Charles Monroe as their pastor. Their action is significant: Second Baptist Church will become Michigan’s first African-American home of worship. Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook www.onthisdaydetroit.com

Mar 05

March 5th, 1958: Marvin L. Winans

On this day in 1958, Marvin L. Winans is born in Detroit. One of 10 children, he will grow up praising the Lord in church and later help to found the Winans vocal group with his brothers. Both as a group member and as a solo artist, Winans will earn several Grammy awards and will …

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