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5 Fun Facts About June 27 In Michigan History

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1. In 1907, the Detroit Tigers played the longest game in team history, lasting 18 innings with a final score of 1-1 against the Chicago White Sox.

2. On June 27, 1922, the Michigan State Highway Department was established, which eventually led to the creation of Michigan's interstate highway system.

3. The deadliest tornado outbreak in Michigan history occurred on June 27, 1953. A total of 12 tornadoes swept through the state, resulting in 126 deaths and over 900 injuries.

4. In 1973, the Mackinac Bridge Authority celebrated the 15th anniversary of the bridge's opening, which connects Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

5. The Detroit Pistons won their third NBA championship title on June 27, 2004, beating the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals with a 4-1 series victory.
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