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MARCH 3

Upset by discrimination at Detroit's First Baptist Church, African-American Detroiters established the Second Baptist Church. (1846)

MARCH 8

U.S. Army draftees from Michigan and surrounding areas were issued dog tags as they prepared to leave Fort Custer in Battle Creek for Europe during World War I. (1918)

MARCH 14

Four of the first eight football players selected in the NFL-AFL draft came from Michigan State University: Bubba Smith, Clint Jones, George Webster, and Gene Washington. (1967)

MARCH 19

A law requiring Michigan fishermen to buy a license was passed, marking the end of free fishing in the Great Lakes State. (1925)

APRIL 1

Michigan's first yellow-pages directory was issued by the Michigan State Telephone Company. (1906)

APRIL 11

Zebulon Pike became commander of Fort Detroit when John F. Hamtramck died. He later discovered Pikes Peak in Colorado when exploring the new American territory obtained through the Louisiana Purchase. (1803)

APRIL 15

Thirty-seventh Governor of Michigan Luren Dickinson was born in Niagara County, New York. He served as lieutenant governor for three separate governors before becoming governor himself. (1859)

APRIL 27

A charter for the first Masonic Lodge west of the Alleghenies, the "Zion Lodge of Masons, No. 1,"was granted to Masons in Detroit. (1764)

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Title Annotation:MICHIGAN NEWS
Publication:Michigan History Magazine
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U3MI
Date:Mar 1, 2019
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