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Trivia and interesting facts about the history of Detroit, Michigan by month.

June

1 - 1701 Cadillac left Montreal to found a settlement on the Detroit River.

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4 - 1990 Dr. Jack Kevorkian assisted in his first suicide, when he helped Janet Adkins commit suicide.

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6 - 1885 Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Company appeared in Detroit.

7 - 1918 Fort Shelby Hotel opened.

8 - 1926 Babe Ruth hit the longest home run in baseball history (626') at Navin Field.

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10 - 1930 The nations first Black Housewives League started in Detroit.

11 - 1805 Detroit was destroyed by a fire started in the barn of John Harvey, the village baker. No lives were lost in the fire.

12 - 1973 U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of school bussing between Detroit and the suburbs.

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14 - 1833 A riot prevented Thorton Blackburn, a runaway slave, from being returned to Kentucky.

15 - 1948 First night baseball game held in Briggs Stadium.

16 - 1903 Ford Motor Company was incorporated.

17 - 1875 Frederick Sanders opened his confectionery and ice cream store at 166 Woodward.

18 - 1898 Bob-lo Island Amusement Park was opened.

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20 - 1894 Old Central Market was torn down and the site was renamed to Cadillac Square.

21 - 1943 Negro-white race riots occurred. Federal troops were brought in to restore order.

22 - 1938 Joe Louis defeated German Max Schmeling.

23 - 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. first gave his "I have a Dream" speech at Cobo Hall.

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25 - 1918 A new City Charter was adopted.

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27 - 1934 New federal building on Lafayette was dedicated.

28 - 1990 Nelson Mandela spoke to over 49,000 people at Tiger Stadium.

29 - 1989 The Fox Theatre was designated a National Landmark.

30 - 1934 The Portsmouth, Ohio Spartan (Lions) moved to Detroit.

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