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5 Fun Facts About February 3 In Michigan History

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1. In 1913, one of the worst blizzards in Michigan history occurred on February 3 and 4. The storm, known as the "Great White Hurricane," dumped up to 30 inches of snow in some areas and caused fatalities and significant property damage.

2. On February 3, 1947, Detroit Tigers legendary outfielder Al Kaline was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Kaline went on to have a Hall of Fame career with the Tigers, helping lead the team to the 1968 World Series championship.

3. On February 3, 1953, the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing was severely damaged by a fire that started in the Senate chamber. The blaze caused millions of dollars in damage, but fortunately, no one was injured.

4. In 1976, University of Michigan basketball player Phil Hubbard set the school's all-time single-game scoring record by pouring in 47 points against Indiana. The record still stands today.

5. On February 3, 2018, Olympic skier Nick Goepper, a native of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, won the silver medal in the men's ski slopestyle competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Goepper trains at Perfect North Slopes in southeastern Indiana, near the Michigan border.
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