Timeline of Detroit

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The following is a timeline of the history of the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan.

18th century[edit]

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19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

1900s-1940s[edit]

1950s-1990s[edit]

21st century[edit]

  • 2002 - Detroit Lions football team begin play in the new, state-of-the-art Ford Field, returning to downtown Detroit after 27 years in suburban Pontiac.
  • 2003
  • 2004
    • "Restored" Campus Martius Park opens in downtown Detroit. Featuring an ice-skating rink, it is the focal point of the city's new Winter Blast festival.
    • The Detroit Pistons win the NBA Finals.
  • 2005 - Comerica Park hosts Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.
  • 2006 - February: city hosts Super Bowl XL, and in October, the Detroit Tigers, only three years after having a 119-loss season, defeat the Oakland A's in the American League Championship Series, winning the Penant. They then play in their first World Series since 1984, losing to their 1968 series rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, in five games.
  • 2008 - Kwame Kilpatrick resigned his office as mayor effective September 19, 2008, after pleading guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice and no contest to one count of assaulting and obstructing a police officer.[39][40] Kilpatrick was succeeded in office on an interim basis by City Council President Kenneth Cockrel, Jr..
  • 2009 - Following a special election in May 2009, businessman and former Detroit Pistons star Dave Bing became the Mayor and was subsequently re-elected to a full term of office.
  • 2010 - Population: 713,777.[41]
  • 2013
  • 2014 - Mike Duggan becomes mayor.
    • December: Governor Rick Snyder announced that Detroit had emerged from bankruptcy, and that he had accepted Orr's resignation as emergency manager, returning control of Detroit to its elected government.
  • 2016 - June: CNU24, the 24th Congress for the New Urbanism, is held in Detroit. Congress focuses on the city's resurgence and legacy projects.
  • 2017 - October: National Women's Convention held.[47]
  • 2018 - Bedrock Detroit, owned by Dan Gilbert, announces a $900 million, two building project on the site of the former J.L. Hudson store (which once had the tallest retail tower in the world), including a 58-story tower. [48]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "FRENCH DETROIT (1700-1760)". Detroit Historical Society. Retrieved July 23, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Federal Writers' Project 1941, p. 629+, Chronology.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Ernie Gross (1990). This Day in American History. Neal-Schuman. ISBN 978-1-55570-046-1. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Britannica 1910.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Timeline of Detroit". Detroit Historical Society. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  7. ^ Bonk 1957.
  8. ^ Burton 1922.
  9. ^ a b "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Davies Project. "American Libraries before 1876". Princeton University. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
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  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, US Census Bureau, 1998 
  13. ^ a b "Conventions by Year". Colored Conventions. P. Gabrielle Foreman, director. University of Delaware, Library. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f "Encyclopedia of Detroit". Detroit Historical Society. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  15. ^ Franklin 1903.
  16. ^ "Police Commissioners History". City of Detroit. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h "Detroit". Oxford Art Online. (Subscription required (help)).  Retrieved March 31, 2017
  18. ^ Colin Lawson, ed. (2003). "Orchestras Founded in the 19th Century (chronological list)". Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00132-8. 
  19. ^ "The River that changed the World". Motorcities.org. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  20. ^ a b Vernon N. Kisling, ed. (2000). Zoo and Aquarium History. USA: CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4200-3924-5. 
  21. ^ a b c "Movie Theaters in Detroit, MI". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  22. ^ "50 U.S. Cities and Their Stories: Detroit", American Influenza Epidemic of 1918–1919: a Digital Encyclopedia, University of Michigan, retrieved March 30, 2017 . (Includes timeline)
  23. ^ a b c d e Patrick Robertson (2011). Robertson's Book of Firsts. Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-60819-738-5. 
  24. ^ a b American Association for State and Local History (2002). "Michigan: Detroit". Directory of Historical Organizations in the United States and Canada (15th ed.). pp. 397–398. ISBN 0759100020. 
  25. ^ Hill 2003.
  26. ^ a b c Gavrilovich 2000, p. 232.
  27. ^ Aaron Brenner; Benjamin Day; Immanuel Ness, eds. (2015) [2009]. "Timeline". Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-45707-7. 
  28. ^ "Garden Search: United States of America: Michigan". London: Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  29. ^ "Michigan". Official Congressional Directory. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1956 – via HathiTrust. 
  30. ^ Detroit Historical Society (8 July 2016). "The Spirit of Detroit (1959)" – via YouTube. 
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h Hellmann 2006.
  32. ^ a b "Sister Cities Program". City of Detroit. Archived from the original on June 29, 2010. 
  33. ^ "Michigan". Official Congressional Directory. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1966. 
  34. ^ Detroit's 'great warrior,' Coleman Young, dies, CNN.com, November 29, 1997 
  35. ^ "History of Cities in 50 Buildings", The Guardian, UK, 2015 
  36. ^ Baulch, Vivian M. (September 4, 1999).[dead link]Michigan's greatest treasure – Its people Archived 2007-07-31 at Archive.is. Michigan History, The Detroit News. Retrieved on January 31, 2010.
  37. ^ "City of Detroit Official Web Site". Archived from the original on December 7, 1998 – via Internet Archive, Wayback Machine. 
  38. ^ Kevin Hyde; Tamie Hyde (eds.). "United States of America: Michigan". Official City Sites. Utah. OCLC 40169021. Archived from the original on December 5, 1998. 
  39. ^ Bill McGraw (March 24, 2008), "Kilpatrick a first for Detroit", Detroit Free Press 
  40. ^ Monica Davey; Nick Bunkley (March 25, 2008). "Mayor of Detroit Faces 8 Counts in Perjury Case". New York Times. 
  41. ^ "Detroit city, Michigan". QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  42. ^ Richard Blackden (April 1, 2013), "Kevyn Orr - the man who must fix Detroit", The Telegraph 
  43. ^ Associated Press (2013-10-22), Bankrupt Detroit goes on trial, Politico.Com 
  44. ^ "Detroit bankruptcy eligibility case goes to trial", PBS NewsHour, October 23, 2013 
  45. ^ Isidore, Chris (November 7, 2013). "Detroit is broke. Who's going to pay?". Money.cnn.com. 
  46. ^ "Federal grant to hire 150 Detroit firefighters", Detroit News, November 29, 2013 
  47. ^ "At Women's Convention in Detroit, a Test of Momentum and Focus", New York Times, October 28, 2017 
  48. ^ Detroit breaks ground on tallest tower, symbol of resurgence Retrieved May 26, 2018

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