January 26, 1837
Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
Seal of Michigan
Michigan is a U.S. state located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan is the 11th most extensive and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States.
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Michigan State University
February 12, 1855Michigan State University is established.
Michigan State University is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. It is considered to be one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States.Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members. The school's nuclear physics, engineering, political science, business, journalism, education, law and osteopathic medicine programs are among the nation's best.
April 18, 1936The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.
Champions Day is a special day that was set aside in 1936 to commemorate a number of sporting victories and accomplishments by Detroit, Michigan natives and teams in the early 1930s. April 18 was designated Champions Day in Michigan by the state Governor Frank Fitzgerald, and then specifically for Detroit by the Detroit City Council. The first Champions Day was celebrated with a large party at the Detroit Masonic Temple, an event sponcered by the (now defunct) Detroit Times newspaper. Over 600 fans attended the paid event.