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5 Fun Facts About June 13 In Michigan History

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1. On June 13, 1836, the state of Michigan was officially declared a state by President Andrew Jackson. Michigan had been fighting for statehood for years, and finally gained official recognition after much political and legal wrangling.

2. On June 13, 1927, the Ford Motor Company introduced the Model A automobile. The Model A was the successor to the famous Model T, and was a significant update in terms of design, functionality, and technology. Over four million Model A's were built over the course of several years.

3. On June 13, 1984, the Detroit Tigers won a dramatic 10-inning game against the Boston Red Sox, by a score of 1-0. The game was notable for several reasons, including the fact that it was a pitchers' duel between Tigers pitcher Dan Petry and Red Sox pitcher Bruce Hurst.

4. On June 13, 1996, the Michigan Legislature approved a bill that would later become known as "Proposal A". The bill radically restructured the state's school funding system, and has been the subject of much debate and controversy ever since.

5. On June 13, 2018, the Michigan State House of Representatives passed a bill that would eventually lead to the legalization of sports betting in the state. The bill was signed into law later that year, and Michigan became one of the first states in the country to legalize sports betting.
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