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5 Fun Facts About May 6 In Michigan History

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1. On May 6, 1915, the Ford River Rouge Complex began operations. This massive industrial site, situated along the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan, was the largest integrated factory complex in the world at the time and played a significant role in the growth of the American automotive industry.

2. The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup on May 6, 1950, with a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the championship series. This was the team's fourth Stanley Cup win in franchise history.

3. Michigan native Madonna released her hit song "Vogue" on May 6, 1990. The song went on to become a global sensation, topping the charts in multiple countries and winning numerous awards.

4. On May 6, 1998, Kalamazoo, Michigan became the first city in the United States to offer free internet to all of its residents. The initiative, called "Digital City Kalamazoo," was funded by the city and local businesses and aimed to bridge the digital divide by providing equal access to technology for all.

5. The Detroit Pistons won Game 1 of the 2004 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 6, beginning a historic playoff run that culminated in the team's third NBA championship. Dubbed the "Goin' to Work" Pistons for their gritty, team-oriented play, the squad defeated the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers in five games in the NBA Finals.
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