Today in history
In 1924: The passenger train service on the main line of the Pere Marquette was rather disorganized Tuesday, first because of an eight foot snow bank in one of the deep cuts near East Saugatuck. This having been cleared away, the road was further obstructed because of some derailed freight cars at Boyd, eight miles south of this city; and taking it all in all the trains from Chicago to Holland and from Grand Rapids to Chicago were delayed at least five hours. Chicago afternoon papers were not delivered in Holland Tuesday night and the email was also delayed.
On this day
In 1368, China’s Ming dynasty, which lasted nearly three centuries, began as Zhu Yuanzhang (zhoo whan-zhahng) was formally acclaimed emperor following the collapse of the Yuan dynasty.
In 1845, Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
In 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In 1950, the Israeli Knesset approved a resolution affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
In 1962, Jackie Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first…