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Trivia and facts about Detroit, Michigan by month.

September

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2 - 1902 Detroit's first auto fatality occurred.

3 - 1877 University of Detroit started classes with 84 students.

4 - Detroit school teachers went on strike.

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6 - 1824 John R. Williams was elected the first mayor of Detroit.

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9 - 1938 The Detroit Lions played their first game in Tiger Stadium.

10 - 1942 The first of 8,685 B-24 Bombers were produced at Willow Run.

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12 - 1841 Mt. Elliott Cemetery opened.

13 - An act incorporating the City of Detroit was approved.

14 - 1968 Denny McLain became the first Tiger pitcher to win 30 games. I was sitting in the bleachers.

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16 - 1908 William C. Durant founded General Motors Company.

17 - 1891 J.L. Hudson Company opened its new eight-story building on Gratiot and Farmer Streets.

18 - 1987 Pope John Paul II visited Detroit.

19 - 1864 Steamer Philo Parsons seized by Confederate sympathizers in the Detroit River.

20 - 1860 The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII visited Detroit.

21 - 1928 The Fox Theater opened with "Street Angels" premier and "Movietone News."

22 - 1922 Charter granted to Michigan Steel Corporation.

23 - 1934 The Detroit Lions beat the New York Giants 9-0 at the University of Detroit Stadium in the first NFL game.

24 - 1830 The last execution in Michigan. Stephen Simmons was hanged for murdering his wife.

25 - 1848 The first Michigan State Fair opened.

26 - 1861 A Day of public prayer and fasting during the Civil War.

27 - 1861 First Orthodox Synagogue opened in Detroit.

28 - William Hart was named as Detroit's first black police chief.

29 - 1813 British troops left Detroit, having occupied the city on August 16, 1812.

30 - The Detroit Tigers won the American League Pennant.

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