1st - Canada Day
1863 Michigan infantry suffer the greatest loss of any northern regiment in Civil War fighting.
1942 Max Stephen of Detroit is found guilty of treason for assisting a Nazi prisoner.
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1919 The first veterans of the Polar Bear expedition return to Michigan.
4th - Independence Day
1832 Cholera epidemic begins in Michigan.
1812 General William Hull arrives in Detroit for an invasion of Canada.
1854 Michiganians gather in Jackson and form the national Republican party.
1854 The Detroit Daily News begins publication.
1850 James J. Strang is crowned King James on Beaver Island by his Mormon followers.
1755 Indians defeat the British army.
1887 The Grand Hotel opens on Mackinac Island.
1796 The American flag is raised over Detroit.
1974 The first females join the Michigan National Guard.
1787 The U.S. government takes the first step toward providing statehood for Michigan.
1980 The 32nd Republican National Convention opens in Detroit.
2000 The Detroit Tigers retire Willie Horton's uniform number.
1792 Michigan voters go to the polls for the first time.
1961 Ty Cobb dies.
1863 Michiganians campaign in Mississippi.
1949 Frank Murphy dies in Detroit. A Progressive who served Detroit as mayor and Michigan as governor during the 1930s.
1838 Canal digging begins to link Lake St. Clair with Lake Michigan.
1861 The First Michigan Infantry Regiment "sees the elephant" at First Bull Run.
1930 Detroit Mayor Charles Bowles is recalled.
1872 Elijah J. McCoy patents the first automatic lubricator cup.
1701 Detroit is founded.
1817 Detroit's first regularly published newspaper is founded. Published weekly, the Detroit Gazette was printed in English and French and had fewer than 100 subscribers. The Gazette remained in service until 1830.
1701 Detriot's Ste. Anne's Church holds it first service.
1864 The siege of Altanta begins.
1973 Joe Schmidt enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
1971 No-fault divorces are allowed in Michigan.
1863 Henry Ford is born on a farm in Dearborn.
1988 The last American Playboy Club closes.
All Michigan history is courtesy of Michigan History Magazine.