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*'''3 March 1875''' — [[Mackinac Island]] [[Mackinac Island State Park|National Park]] was created as the second national park in the United States. In 1895, it was given back to Michigan to become the state's first park.
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*'''16 March 1847''' — Ten years after statehood, Michigan needed to decide upon a permanent capital site. Many wanted to move the capital out of Detroit, remembering the British invasion and occupation of the city in the [[War of 1812]]. Eventually, a site in [[Lansing Township]], [[Ingham County]] was selected.
 
*'''20 March 1948''' — In the first NCAA hockey championship game, the [[University of Michigan]]—having beaten Boston College 5-4, in overtime—faced Dartmouth. After falling behind 4-2, Michigan rallied to defeat Dartmouth, 8-4, finishing the year 20-2-1.
 
*'''22 March 1954''' — Following the spread and growth of the suburban population, the [[Hudson's|J. L. Hudson Company]] built the [[Northland Center]], the nation's first shopping mall, at [[Eight Mile Road]] and Greenfield Road, along the boundary between [[Wayne County|Wayne]] and [[Oakland County|Oakland]] [[county|counties]]. Inside, a four-storied J. L. Hudson's was flanked by one hundred shops and acres of parking lots.
 
 
<small>''Facts provided in part by ''Michigan History'' Magazine.''</small>
 
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  • 3 December 1978 — Michigan becomes one of the first states to institute a deposit for beverage containers. It is the only state at $0.10 per container.
  • 11 December 1934 — Fire sweeps through the Kern Hotel in Lansing, killing 32. Among the dead were seven legislators.
  • 19 December 1934 — Future Detroit Tigers hall of fame player Al Kaline is born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 29 December 1936 — A massive two month–long sit-in occurs at a General Motors facility in Flint, eventually resulting in the recognition of the United Auto Workers by the automotive companies.

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