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5 Fun Facts About February 26 In Michigan History

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1. Michigan became a state on February 26, 1837. It was the 26th state to join the union.

2. On February 26, 1913, the Detroit Tigers baseball player George Mullin made his major league record-setting ninth consecutive opening day start. Mullin played for the Tigers from 1902 to 1913 and holds several team records, including most career wins and most complete games.

3. The Detroit Red Wings set a team record on February 26, 1950, by scoring eight goals in the first period of a game against the New York Rangers. The Red Wings went on to win the game 10-2.

4. The first United States postage stamp to feature a Michigan landmark was issued on February 26, 1973. The stamp featured the Mackinac Bridge, which connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan over the Straits of Mackinac.

5. On February 26, 2015, a record-breaking snowfall hit many parts of Michigan, with some areas receiving over two feet of snow in just 24 hours. The snowstorm, which was dubbed "Winter Storm Quantum," caused widespread power outages and travel disruptions across the state.
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