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5 Fun Facts About March 13 In Michigan History

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1. On March 13, 1843, the University of Michigan held its first ever commencement ceremony. The university awarded three degrees to graduates during the event.
2. Michigan became the 26th state to join the Union on March 13, 1837. The state is home to iconic landmarks such as Mackinac Island, the Great Lakes, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
3. The Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford, officially incorporated on March 13, 1903. The company revolutionized the automobile industry with the introduction of the assembly line.
4. On March 13, 1950, Michigan's Upper Peninsula experienced its largest earthquake on record with a magnitude of 5.4. The quake was felt across the state and caused damage to buildings and roads.
5. One of the worst blizzards in Michigan's history began on March 13, 1993. The storm, also known as the 'Storm of the Century,' brought heavy snowfall and high winds that caused widespread power outages and flight cancellations.
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