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5 Fun Facts About August 14 In Michigan History

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1. Michigan was admitted as the 26th state of the United States on August 14, 1837. After years of territorial status, Michigan officially became a state with the signing of the Michigan Constitution.

2. On August 14, 1913, the Ford Motor Company introduced the assembly line production system at their Highland Park plant. This system revolutionized manufacturing by allowing cars to be produced much more quickly and at a lower cost.

3. August 14, 1945, was the day that President Harry S. Truman announced the end of World War II. This news was met with celebrations and relief all across the state of Michigan.

4. The Mackinac Bridge, which connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan, opened to traffic on August 14, 1957. The bridge is still one of Michigan's most iconic landmarks and is an engineering marvel.

5. In 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival began on August 14 and lasted for three days. Although the festival took place in New York, many Michiganders made the journey to immerse themselves in the music and culture of the time.
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