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5 Fun Facts About March 20 In Michigan History

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1. Michigan became a state on March 20, 1837, making it the 26th state to join the Union. The state's capital, Lansing, was not established until 1839.

2. On March 20, 1912, Detroit's "Titanic survivors" arrived home. A group of passengers who survived the sinking of the Titanic returned to Detroit after their harrowing experience. The group included Margaret "Molly" Brown, who became known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown."

3. Michigan's first automobile was built on March 20, 1896. Charles and Frank Duryea, who were from Illinois, built the car in a rented blacksmith shop in Detroit. The car had a two-cylinder engine and could go up to 25 miles per hour.

4. The University of Michigan's first football game was played on March 20, 1879. The game was played against Racine College and was won by the University of Michigan with a score of 1-0. They played the game with a round ball, as the football had not yet been invented.

5. On March 20, 1976, singer-songwriter Bob Seger released the album "Night Moves." The album was recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and included hits such as "Mainstreet" and the title track "Night Moves." The album went on to sell over 6 million copies and is considered a classic of its era.
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