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March 17, 2017 Happy Birthday Mike Gillette

Today is a great day to wish a BIG BLUE Happy Birthday to a Wolverine named Mike Gillette.   According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Mike Gillette was born on this day in western Michigan. Gillette grew up in St. Joseph, Michigan where he became an outstanding athlete at St. ...

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Michigan Football Team 1949 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 16, 2017 Rest in Peace John V. Ghindia!

Today’s post celebrates the contributions of an outstanding Michigan Man named John V. Ghindia who went to rest in peace on this day in 2012 at the age of eighty-six. According to the Wikipedia article listed below, John V. Ghindia was born in Niles, Ohio on October 12, 1925. ...

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Michigan Football Team 1940 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 15, 2017 Rest in Peace Tom Harmon!

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Tom Harmon who went to rest in peace on this day in 1990 at the age of seventy in Los Angeles, California. Thomas Dudley Harmon was born on September 28, 1919 in Rensselaer, Indiana. He grew up to be an outstanding athlete at ...

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Michigan Football Team 1892 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 14, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Virgil Tupper

Today is a good day to send out Happy Birthday wishes for a Wolverine named Virgil Tupper. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Virgil Langstaff Tupper was born on this day in 1869 in Oil City, Pennsylvania. However, for unknown reasons, he grew up in the home of ...

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Michgian Football Team 1880 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 13, 2017 Rest in Peace Walter Horton

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Walter Horton who went to rest in peace on this day in 1944 at the age of eighty-six. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Walter Shurts Horton was born on December 3, 1857 in Illinois. He arrived in Ann Arbor in 1890 ...

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Michigan Football Team 1990 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 12, 2017 Happy Birthday Jon Vaughn

The purpose of today’s blog is to wish a very Happy Birthday to a Michigan Wolverine named Jon Vaughn. Jonathan Stewart “Jon” Vaughn was born on this day in Florissant, Missouri. He grew up to become an outstanding athlete (football and track and field) at McCluer North High School. ...

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Michigan Football Team 1943 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 11, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Vince Mroz!

Today’s post celebrates the happy birthday anniversary of a Wolverine named Vince Mroz who was born on this day in 1922. Vincent Peter “Vince” Mroz was born in Stanley, Wisconsin. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, his family moved to East Chicago, Indian when he was a child. ...

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Michigan Football Team 1947 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 10, 2017 Happy Birthday Bill Pritula!

Today’s post celebrates the ninety-fifth Happy Birthday anniversary of Bill Pritula. William “Bill” Pritula was born on this day in 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, the Pritula family moved to Detroit. Bill Pritula was a very good football player at Chadsey High School. ...

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March 9, 2017 – Happy Birthday Pete Newell!

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine named Pete Newell. Peter “Pete” Newell was born on this day in Chicago, Illinois. After starring at Notre Dame College Prep High School Pete arrived in Ann Arbor to earn a degree from Michigan and play ...

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Michigan Football Team 1895 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 8, 2017 Rest in Peace John Hollister!

Today’s post celebrates the memory of John Hollister who went to rest in peace on this day in 1950 at the age of eighty. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, John Willis Hollister was born on October 21, 1869 in North Pawlet, Vermont. He arrived in Ann Arbor ...

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