Happy Birthday #200 To The University Of Michigan

Submitted by Germany_Schulz on August 26th, 2017 at 12:08 AM

August 26, 1817. Happy Birthday to the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

MOD EDIT - Changed the title. Definitely not OT. - LSA


JWG Wolverine

August 26th, 2017 at 2:05 AM ^

"But do let me reiterate the spirit of Michigan. It is based upon a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways; An enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan men to spread the gospel of our university to the world's distant outposts; A conviction that nowhere is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours" - Fielding H. Yost

Happy 200th Birthday to the greatest university in the world!

Jack Hammer

August 26th, 2017 at 2:27 AM ^

Happy bicentennial.

I'll be tits up at the next one but just maybe my great grandkids read this archived blog message and do a shot in my name: Mr. Jack Hammer.

BTB grad

August 26th, 2017 at 9:15 AM ^

"There are other places, surely, for other people, but for me there is one place, Ann Arbor, for there it was I discovered what life's bright possibilites were."

- WillIam Shaw, Editor of The New Yorker

Blue Kool Aid

August 26th, 2017 at 9:58 AM ^

somehow, I am disappoiinted (but not surprised) the marketing whizzes in Ann Arbor didnt manage to make today the media capper on a big fund-raiser-sponsorship-salute to ourselves.


Instead, I found out through my semi primary source of news, M Go Blog.

South Bend Wolverine

August 26th, 2017 at 10:56 AM ^

Fr. Richard was a pretty remarkable man all around.  In addition to founding the greatest university in the world, he was the first Catholic priest elected to the House of Representatives, was so respected by the Native Americans he ministered to that Chief Tecumseh refused to ally with the British until they released him from prison (he had been arrested for remaining loyal to the US), and wrote the motto for the city of Detroit. He gave his life in 1832, caring for the sick night & day during a cholera outbreak until he succumbed to the disease himself.  Definitely a good day to honor his memory!