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5 Fun Facts About June 10 In Michigan History

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1. On June 10, 1895, the first automobile race in Michigan history was held in Grosse Pointe. The race was organized by the Detroit Driving Club and featured 10 cars competing in a 10-mile race.

2. On June 10, 1919, the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing was dedicated. The building, which was designed by Elijah E. Myers and completed in 1879, underwent a major renovation and expansion in the early 20th century.

3. On June 10, 1935, the Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway Company unveiled its new diesel-electric locomotive at the Michigan Central Station in Detroit. The locomotive, which was designed by General Motors, represented a major advancement in railroad technology.

4. On June 10, 1950, the Detroit Tigers played in the first televised baseball game in Michigan history. The Tigers, who were playing the Boston Red Sox at Briggs Stadium, won the game 5-3.

5. On June 10, 2001, the Michigan Palace Theatre in Detroit was destroyed by a fire. The historic theater, which had opened in 1928 and played host to countless concerts and events over the years, was a beloved cultural landmark in the city.
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