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5 Fun Facts About August 7 In Michigan History

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1. The Detroit Tigers played their first game at Navin Field on August 7, 1912. The team won against the Cleveland Naps in front of a crowd of over 30,000 fans.

2. August 7, 1965 saw the start of the Detroit Riots, one of the most violent and destructive riots in American history. The six-day riots resulted in 43 deaths, over 1,000 injuries, and more than 7,000 arrests.

3. On August 7, 1997, Michigan's Mackinac Bridge turned 40 years old. The bridge spans five miles and connects Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsula.

4. Michigan's first state park, Interlochen State Park, was dedicated on August 7, 1917. The park is located in Grand Traverse County and features hiking trails, campsites, and a small lake.

5. Michigan native and former U.S. President Gerald Ford was born on July 14, 1913. However, on August 7, 1974, Ford was sworn in as the 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard Nixon. Ford served the remainder of Nixon's term before losing his re-election bid in 1976.
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