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5 Fun Facts About September 30 In Michigan History

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1. In 1796, the Treaty of Greenville was signed in Ohio, which ended the Northwest Indian War between Native American tribes and the United States. This treaty also opened up the Northwest Territory, which included parts of present-day Michigan, to settlement by European Americans.

2. In 1850, the Michigan State Fair was held for the first time in Detroit. The fair featured exhibits of livestock, agricultural products, and industrial machinery, and it remains a popular event in Michigan to this day.

3. In 1911, the Detroit Tigers won their first American League pennant, clinching the title with a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Naps. The Tigers went on to defeat the Chicago Cubs in the World Series that year to win their first championship.

4. In 1962, the University of Michigan Football team played their first game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 17-13 in front of a crowd of over 101,000 fans.

5. In 1982, Governor William Milliken declared September 30th to be Gerald R. Ford Day in Michigan, in honor of the former President and Michigan native. Ford was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and represented the state in Congress for many years before becoming Vice President and later President of the United States.
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