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Facts and trivia about Detroit, Michigan for the Month of March.

March

1 - 1848 Telegraph line completed between Buffalo and Detroit.

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5 - 1919 Women in Detroit voted for the firs time in a general primary election.

6 - 1896 Charles King drove the first car in Detroit.

7 - 1932 Ford hunger march and riot in Dearborn

8- 1927 Cornerstone was laid for Olympia Stadium.

9 - 1847 The legislature passed a bill moving the state capital to Lansing, Michigan. (Previously it was in Detroit.)

10 - 1707 First land grants given by Cadillac.

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12 - 1859 John Brown arrived in Detroit with fourteen slaves from Missouri to plan a raid on the South.

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14 - 1997 Over 380,000 homes lost their power in the worst ice storm in Detroit Edison's history.

15 - 1842 Detroit's first Board of Education organized.

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17 - St. Patrick's Day.
1875 Relief meeting at the Opera House to raise money for the Grasshopper Sufferers in Nebraska.

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20 - 1919 Women sat on a jury County Courts for the fist time.

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23 - 1984 Michigan's first test tube baby was born in Hazel Park.

24 - 1901 John Philip Sousa and his band play at the Lyceum Theater.

25 - 1965 Detroit housewife and civil rights activist, Viola Liuzzo, was murdered in Alabama by the KKK.

26 - 1777 John Coutincinau and Ann Wyley were hanged for stealing.

27 - 1946 Walter Reuther was elected as UAW President.

28 - 1864 The 102nd U.S. "Colored" Troops left Detroit for service in the Union Army.

29 - 1869 The Detroit Opera House opened.

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31 - 1818 Log, building dedicated to mark the first Portestant church in Michigan.

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