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5 Fun Facts About November 16 In Michigan History

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1. On November 16, 1900, the first Michigan state flag was adopted. Designed by Michigan Secretary of State Fred M. Warner, the flag features the state coat of arms and a blue field with the word "MICHIGAN" in gold block letters.

2. The Detroit Rolling Mill Company was incorporated on November 16, 1863. This steel company would eventually become part of the US Steel Corporation and play a significant role in the development of the American industrial economy.

3. November 16, 1934, saw the dedication of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center at Wayne State University in Detroit. Designed by famed architect Minoru Yamasaki, the building is known for its striking modernist design and its use of natural materials such as bronze and travertine.

4. On November 16, 1957, the Detroit Lions defeated the Cleveland Browns in a highly anticipated NFL game. Known as the "Thanksgiving Day Massacre", the Lions set a record for the most points scored in a single quarter (34) and the most points scored in a single half (45).

5. The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club was founded on November 16, 1859. Over the years, the acclaimed vocal group has performed around the world and has been recognized as one of the oldest and most prestigious college glee clubs in the United States.
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