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5 Fun Facts About March 28 In Michigan History

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1. On March 28, 1950, the state of Michigan became the first state in the nation to offer the Salk polio vaccine to the public. The vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk and was used to combat the polio epidemic that swept the nation during the 1940s and 1950s.

2. On March 28, 1834, the city of Detroit was incorporated as a city. Detroit was founded as a French fur trading post in 1701 and became a major hub of the auto industry in the 20th century.

3. On March 28, 1910, the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Station opened in Battle Creek, Michigan. The station was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and features a unique style that blends Japanese and Midwestern architecture.

4. On March 28, 1968, the Detroit Tigers played their first game at Tiger Stadium. The stadium was home to the Tigers from 1912 to 1999 and is still beloved by many Tigers fans today.

5. On March 28, 1960, the Michigan Legislature passed the Public Act 146, which created the Michigan Historical Commission. The commission is responsible for preserving and promoting the history of Michigan and provides grants for historical preservation projects across the state.
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