1984:Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
On this day in 1984, Bob Irsay (1923-1997), owner of the once-mighty Baltimore Colts, moves the team to Indianapolis. Without any sort of public announcement, Irsay hired movers to pack up the team’s offices in Owings Mills, Maryland, in the middle of the night, while the city of Baltimore slept. Read more at History.com
DISASTER Reactor overheats at Three Mile Island, 1979
GENERAL INTEREST Spanish Civil War ends,1939
Presidents Eisenhower dies, 1969
HOLLYWOOD Fairbanks and Pickford marry, 1920
OLD WEST De Anza founds San Francisco, 1776
PRESIDENTIAL Congress censures Jackson, 1834
TODAY IN MICHIGAN HISTORY
St. Clair County is created. Acting upon a petition presented to him in 1819, Territorial governor Lewis Cass issued a proclamation setting off and naming St. Clair County. The new county was created from part of Macomb County. The county was named after Arthur St. Clair, the first governor of the Northwest Territory.
Source: Michigan History
Adrian College chartered.
Fifty-nine people were poisoned when they contracted botulism at a Pontiac restaurant, all survived.
Source: Historical Society of Michigan
This Day in Wisconsin History
1933 – Wisconsin Inventor Honored