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5 Fun Facts About May 21 In Michigan History

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1. In 1864, the Michigan 24th Volunteer Infantry Regiment fought in the Battle of North Anna during the American Civil War. The regiment suffered heavy casualties but ultimately helped secure a Union victory.
2. In 1927, the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park Plant produced its 15 millionth Model T automobile. The Model T revolutionized the auto industry and made cars more affordable for the average person.
3. In 1934, the Michigan State Police was officially established. Today, the MSP has over 2,700 officers and is responsible for patrolling over 78,000 miles of Michigan roadways.
4. In 2003, the Detroit Pistons won Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers. The game is infamous for the altercation between Ben Wallace and Ron Artest, which led to a large brawl involving players and fans.
5. In 2018, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees agreed to a $500 million settlement with the victims of former university doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar was convicted of sexually abusing hundreds of female gymnasts, including many who were members of the USA Gymnastics team.
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