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June 15


Congress proposes an end to the Michigan/Ohio boundary issue.

After months of debate, Congress passed the Northern Ohio Boundary Bill to resolve the ongoing boundary dispute between the state of Ohio and the Michigan Territory. Both claimed the mouth of the Maumee River (present-day Toledo) and offered surveys supporting their positions. The congressional compromise awarded Toledo to Ohio and granted Michigan the western Upper Peninsula and immediate statehood. Ohio was elated, but Michigan struggled, and eventually accepted a solution they believed was unfair.

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In the first night baseball game in Detroit the Tigers beat the Philadelphia Athletics under the lights at Briggs Stadium (later Tiger Stadium).

Information taken from the Historical Society of Michigan.