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Trivia and facts about Detroit, Michigan by month.

August

1 - 1928 The Detroit Zoological Park was opened.

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3 - 1863 First horse-drawn street cars ran on Jefferson Avenue.

4 - The DeSoto automobile was introduce.

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6 - 1868 City Hall cornerstone was laid.

7 - 1904 Ralph Bunche was born in Detroit.

8- 1933 Colleges of City of Detroit was organized. It later became known as Wayne State University.

9 - 1862 Passes to Canada were required to prevent citizens fleeing from military service.

10 - 1918 Detroiters protested paying a 6 cent fare for the street car.

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12 - 1865 General Ulysses S. Grant visited Detroit.

13 - 1978 A Statue of General Thaddeus Kosciusko was dedicated. A gift of the citizens of Krakow, Poland.

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15 - 1877 W.A. Jackson installed the first telephone.

16 - 1987 Northwest Airline crash at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

17 - 1920 The first air-mail delivery arrived from Cleveland.

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19 - 1805 The first session of the Michigan Territorial legislature met at Richard Smyth's Tavern.

20 - The first commercial radio station in the U.S., WWJ, began broadcasting regular programs.

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22 - 1892 The first electric trolley ran in the city.

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26 - 1935 United Automobile Workers organized.

27 - 1818 - Walk-in-the-Water, was the first steamboat on the Great Lakes, arrived in Detroit.

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30- 1794 General Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at the Battle of the Fallen Timbers.

31 - 1880 Music Hall opened.

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