|Trivia and interesting facts about the history of Detroit, Michigan by month.
1 - 1981 GM broke ground for their new Poletown plant.
2 - 1881 Detroit's baseball team played its first National League home game.
2 -1939, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig voluntarily benched himself at Briggs Stadium, ending a streak of 2,130 consecutive games.
3 - 1802 First municipal elections held in Detroit.
4- 1881 Detroit Bar Association organized.
5 - 1710 First marriage of Europeans in Detroit. John Baptiste Turpin and Margaret Fufard.
6 - 1968 The Detroit Free Press won a Pulitzer rise for coverage of the 1967 riot.
7 - 1763 Gladwin exposed Chief Pontiac's plans for an uprising against the settlers.
8 - 1959 Little Casears opened its first restaurant in Garden City.
9 - 1970 Walter Ruther, President of the UAW, died in a airplane crash.
10 - 1763 Siege of Detroit begun by Pontiac and his followers.
11 - 1835 First state constitutional convention met in Detroit.
14 - 1728 King Louis XIV gave permission to lease farms in the Detroit area.
15 - 1952 Virgil Trucks from the Detroit Tigers pitched a no-hitter.
16 - 1936 The Ford Rotunda opened to the public.
21 - 1941 Ford Motor Car Company was unionized by the UAW-CIO.
22 - 1937 Battle of the Overpass at the Rouge Plant in Dearborn.
23 - 1877 Office of the Fire Marshal created.
27 - 1973 Renaissance Center building ground breaking ceremony.
28 - 1959 The Detroit News raised the price of their paper from 7 to 8 cents.
30 - 1848 First train arrived at the Michigan Central RR depot on third street.
31 - 1942 Last truck produced for the civilian market until the end of World War II.
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