Michigan has played an incredible role in the survival of our nation and in the progression of the world. It was a last stop on the Underground Railroad, and nearly 90,000 Michiganders fought for the Union Army. Henry Ford’s assembly line and generous wages changed the way goods are produced. Detroit put the world on wheels and became the Arsenal of Democracy during World War II. Hitsville USA created the soundtrack of the 60s and 70s and factory workers fought for rights that nearly every American worker enjoys today.

Michigan’s Economic History

18th Century

It’s hard to believe that something that happened over ten thousand years ago, could have a significant affect on the economy today, but that is absolutely true in the case of what is now known

19th Century

The 19th century was marked by transportation advancements in and around the Great Lakes, and an unprecedented increase in population. At the start of the century there were less than 5,000 documented residents in the

20th Century

The 1900s was an era of remarkable change. It saw the world at war, mankind landing on the moon, and the creation of the Internet. Events like those forever changed the world, and certainly impacted

21st Century

In many ways the 21st century in Michigan has been driven by a need to recover, revitalize, and reinvent. At the start of the millennium the state was plagued with many challenges brought on by

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1

First vehicles cross the Mackinac Bridge in 1957

2

Funeral service for Rosa Parks is held in Detroit

3

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel opens to traffic

4

Cora Mae Brown is elected to Michigan Senate

5

Jennifer Granholm becomes 1st woman elected Governor

6

President Clinton declares Automobile National Heritage Area

7

Debbie Stabenow becomes state’s 1st woman elected to U.S. Senate

8

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at University of Michigan

9

Ford Rotunda in Dearborn is destroyed in a massive fire

10

SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in a Lake Superior storm killing 29

11

Company that is now Whirlpool opens in Benton Harbor

12

Unibomber Ted Kaczynski mails pipe bomb to Michigan professor

13

A 4-day blizzard with hurricane-force winds finally ends

14

Dodge brothers produce their first automobile

15

Ambassador Bridge opens to traffic

16

The Temptations released Greatest Hits album

17

Sears purchases Troy-based Kmart for $11 billion

18

Fr. Solanus Casey is Beatified by the Catholic Church in Detroit

19

#1 Notre Dame and #2 Michigan State play to infamous 10-10 tie

20

Milwaukee & Northern Railroad completes line into Champion

21

Detroit to Fort Gratiot rail service launces

22

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated

23

F-89C Scorpion jet disappears investigating UFO over Lake Superior

24

United Airlines Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer is born in Flint

25

Train operations between Detroit and Battle Creek cancelled for decade

26

Sojourner Truth dies in Battle Creek

27

First Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade rolls down Woodward

28

Detroit Lions play their final game at Tiger Stadium

29

The Daniel J. Morell comes apart during a brutal storm in Lake Huron

30

Ford Motor Co. announces new lineup to replace the Model T

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