|Facts and trivia about Detroit, Michigan for the month of April.
1 - All Fools Day
3 - 1933 Michigan was the first state to vote to repeal of Prohibition.
4 - 1827 New City Charter granted.
5 - 1968 Racial violence led to declaration of a state of emergency, a curfew as imposed and the National Guard called to duty.
6 - 1898 William Jennings Bryan delivered an address in Detroit.
7 - 1947 Henry Ford died at the age of 83.
8 - 1879 Belle Isle was purchased as a public park.
10 - 1922 Last horse-drawn fire-fighting units used in Detroit.
11 - 1938 Church of the Blessed Sacrament was proclaimed the Cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit.
12 - 1859 First national billiard championship was held in Detroit.
13 - 1861 News arrived of the attack on Fort Sumter at the start of the Civil War.
14 - 1960 "I heard it through the grapevine" that Motown Records was incorporated.
15 - 1886 Edison Illuminating Company was formed.
16 - 1895 The name "Tigers" was first used in reference to the Detroit Baseball Team.
17 - 1802 First city tax as assessed on each individual over 21. The tax was 25 cents per person.
18 - 1951 Arthur H. Vandenberg died. He had been Michigan's U.S. Senator since 1928.
19 - 1898 First Michigan troops left for Cuba at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War.
20 - 1927 First radio broadcast of a Tiger baseball game.
22 - 1905 The Michigan Supreme Court upheld a city ordinance requiring licenses for cars.
23 - 1934 New federal building and post office on Lafayette Street opened.
24 - 1918 First women were employed as mail carriers.
26 - 1837 Detroit Anti-Slavery Society was created.
28 - 1896 The Detroit Tigers played their first game at the present site of Tiger Stadium.
29 - 1924 The cornerstone was laid for the Detroit Institute of Arts.
30 - 1824 Congress approved $10,00 for a road survey for a road between Detroit and Chicago.
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