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5 Fun Facts About July 15 In Michigan History

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1. In 1914, Henry Ford announced that he would pay his workers a daily wage of $5 per day, which was nearly double the average wage at the time. This move helped to increase production and boost the economy in Michigan.

2. On July 15, 1972, Gordie Howe announced that he would be returning to play professional hockey for the Detroit Red Wings, at the age of 44. He went on to play for two more seasons with the team.

3. In 1796, the Michigan Territory was officially established by the United States Government. This paved the way for settlement and growth throughout the region.

4. The first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Detroit on July 15, 1964. This iconic car has since become a symbol of American automobile engineering and design.

5. On July 15, 1836, the city of Ypsilanti was incorporated in Michigan. The city has a rich history and is home to Eastern Michigan University and the Michigan Firehouse Museum.
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