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1975, January 20
The first college commencement exercises held within a prison were held January 20, 1975 in the State Prison of Southern Michigan when Jackson Community College conferred 20 associate degrees.



1854, July 6
The Republican Party Created
On this date a large number of people came to a grove of oak trees to created the new political party to be known as the Republican Party. Their main emphasis was to fight the spread of slavery. They adopted a platform and nominated a complete slate of candidates for state offices at that time.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Jackson and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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