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5 Fun Facts About April 14 In Michigan History

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1. On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. However, the impact of his death was felt throughout the country, including in Michigan. Governor Austin Blair declared a day of mourning, and flags were flown at half-staff.

2. April 14, 1927, marked the dedication of the Michigan Memorial on Belle Isle in Detroit. The monument honors Michigan soldiers who died in World War I and features a central statue of a soldier holding a flag.

3. In 1942, the Detroit Red Wings played their first playoff game on April 14 against the New York Rangers. The game, which took place at Madison Square Garden, was a 2-1 loss for the Red Wings.

4. On April 14, 1956, the Michigan State Police Department was created. The department was formed by merging the Michigan State Highway Patrol and the Michigan Department of Conservation.

5. Michigan native Bruce Lee, the martial arts legend, was born on April 14, 1940. Though he only lived in Michigan for a short time, Lee's impact on popular culture remains significant, and he's remembered for his groundbreaking work in film and martial arts.
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