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5 Fun Facts About February 11 In Michigan History

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1. On February 11, 1847, Detroit's University of Michigan was established. The university has grown to become one of the top institutions of higher learning in the world.

2. In 1899, on February 11, inventor and founder of the Kellogg company, Will Keith Kellogg, provided funding for the Battle Creek Sanitarium. The facility eventually became a popular destination for those seeking health and wellness.

3. On February 11, 1937, Detroit mayor Frank Murphy announced the creation of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Authority. The tunnel, which opened in 1930, connected Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, becoming one of the busiest border crossings between the United States and Canada.

4. On February 11, 1974, Cass Corridor artist Tyree Guyton began his famous street art project known as the Heidelberg Project. The outdoor installation, which has evolved over the years, aims to transform blighted areas of Detroit into vibrant public art spaces.

5. On February 11, 2005, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was legal. It wasn't until 10 years later, in 2015, that the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was a constitutional right across the United States.
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