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5 Fun Facts About March 10 In Michigan History

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1. On March 10, 1831, the city of Ann Arbor was officially founded. Named after the wives of the city's founders, Ann Allen and Mary Ann Rumsey, Ann Arbor became the site of the University of Michigan four years later.

2. In 1866, on March 10, the Michigan State Agricultural Society was established. The Society was dedicated to promoting agriculture in Michigan and to holding fairs and exhibitions showcasing agriculture, livestock, and industry.

3. March 10, 1900, saw the birth of Arthur H. Vandenberg in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Vandenberg served as a U.S. Senator from Michigan from 1928 to 1951 and was a key figure in the creation of the United Nations.

4. In 1938, on March 10, Michigan State Police arrested a group of striking copper miners in Calumet, Michigan. The incident, known as the "Battle of the Overpass," led to the beating of UAW organizer Walter Reuther and several other activists by Ford's security forces.

5. On March 10, 1946, the University of Michigan's "Michigan Men" basketball team won the Big Ten championship. The team went on to compete in the NCAA Tournament but lost to number one ranked Oklahoma A&M in the semifinals.
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