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Events in the History of Detroit that took place in February:

February

2 - 1704 First baptism in Detroit: Marie Therese Cadillac

4 - 1902 Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit

5 - 2006 Super Bowl XL was played at Ford Field. The Steeler beat the Seahawks.

6 - 1924 First highway signs installed

7 - Shelia Young, from Detroit, becomes the first American to win three medals in Winter Olympics

10 - 1855 Shanty erected in middle of the frozen Detroit River to sell liquor.

11 - 1937 After a three-month strike, General Motors recognized the United Auto Worker Union (UAW)

17 - Legislature established the Detroit School System under a Board of Education

18 - 1839 Detroit Boat Club was organized. It is the oldest boat club in the U.S.

23 - 1802 The Detroit Fire Department was created.

26 - 1914 Detroit Symphony Orchestra gave their first concert in the Detroit Opera House.

27 - 1902 First automobile show was held in the Detroit Light Guard Armory.

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