|Trivia and facts about Detroit, Michigan by month.
1 - 1925 Merger of the Detroit and Michigan Stove Works.
2 - 1888 Detroit milkmen met to try to raise the price of milk to 7 cents per quart.
3 - 1989 First combined Sunday edition of the Free Press and News was distributed.
5 - 1922 Mayor James Couzens resigned to become U.S. Senator.
6 - 1865 Ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It was authored by Detroiter Jacob M. Howard. (The 13th amendment abolished slavery.)
8 - 1941 Army guards were placed at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Ambassador Bridge after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
9 - 1935 The Lions defeated the New York Giants, 26-7 for their first Championship.
11 - 1911 Detroit Zoological Society organized.
12 - 1979 First event held at the Joe Lewis Arena. ( U. of M vs. U. of D. Basketball game.)
16 - 1979 The Red Wings played their final game in Olympia. Stadium.
18- 1901 Eastern High School was dedicated.
20 - 1920 First automatic traffic signal installed.
22 - 1923 A new water-filtering plant began operating at Water Works Park.
23 - 1849 Mariner's Church (Sailors' Bethel) dedicated on Woodward at Woodbridge.
26 - 1863 Clinton Street jail opened.
27 - 1979 First Red Wings game played at Joe Lewis Arena.
28 - 1871 Grand Duke Alexis of Russia visited Detroit.
30 - 1949 First woman elected to City Council, Mary V. Beck, was sworn into office.
31 - 1918 First 3 color hand-operated traffic signal in world was installed in Detroit.
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