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State
    (January 26, 1837- )
    26th state to join
    Father Jacques Marquette founded the first settlement at Sault Sainte Marie (1668)
    Nickname: Wolverine State
    Capital: Lansing
    Size: 58,216 square miles (ranks 23rd)
    Motto: If You Seek A Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You
    Bird: Robin
    Flower: Apple Blossom
    Tree: White Pine
    Song: Michigan My Michigan (unofficial)
    Michigan was the first state to tax property to support a university (March 15, 1867).
    Ann Arbor was named by the husbands of two women named Ann who habitually gossiped under the grape arbor.
    Temperature ranges from -51ºF (February 9, 1934) to 112ºF (July 13, 1936).
    Due to a boundary dispute, Michigan and Ohio got into the bloodless 'Toledo War' (1835).
    The last Playboy club closed in Lansing (July 1988).
    Actor Tim Allen was arrested for drunk driving in Michigan (May 24, 1997).
    The Upper Peninsula residents call themselves Yoopers.
    They have one of the highest percentages of obese people in the U.S.
    They call themselves 'The Wolverine State,' even though Wolverines are not native and scarcely seen in the state.
    There is a small town called Hell.
    The lower peninsula looks like a mitten.
    Motown Records and the headquarters for most major U.S. auto manufacturers are in Michigan.
    Michigan was the first English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (1847).
    It was the first state to put out roadside picnic tables.
    The TV series 'Home Improvement,' 'Martin,' 'Fitzpatricks,' 'Joe's World' and 'Wheels' were set in Michigan.
    Their NHL hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings (1926- ), won 10 Stanley Cups.
    Their NFL football team, the Detroit Lions (1933- ), won four NFL championships (1935, 52-53, 57) and originated in Portsmouth.
    Their NBA basketball team, the Detroit Pistons (1957- ), formerly played in Ft. Wayne.
    Their Major League Baseball team, the Detroit Tigers (1901- ), won 4 World Series (1935, 45, 68, 84).
    Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Casey Kasem, Gilda Radner, Kirk Gibson and Julie Krone were born in Michigan.
    Musicians Jimmie Rogers, Bill Haley, Iggy Pop, Anita Baker, Madonna, Martha Reeves and Bob Seger were born in Michigan.
    Actresses Judy Garland, Anne Baxter, Joyce Randolph, Marlo Thomas and Sherilyn Fenn were born in Michigan.
    Actors Ed McMahon, Harry Morgan, George Peppard, Robert Wagner, Tom Skerritt, Burt Reynolds, Lee Majors, Tom Selleck and Dean Cain were born in Michigan.
    The Republican Party formed in Michigan (February 22, 1854).
    Grand Rapids was the first US city to fluoridate its water (January 25, 1945).
    It is home of the world's longest suspension bridge, Mackinac Straits (November 1, 1957).
    The first African-American was crowned Miss USA (Carole Gist, March 3, 1990).
    Dr. Jack Kevorkian was tried in Michigan and barred from assisting suicides (1991).
    It is the only state with 4 of the 5 Great Lakes bordering.
    They are renown for their cereal and automobile production.
    It has the world's only floating post office.
    It was the first state to guarantee a tax-paid high school education.
    It is home to the Little Caesar's and Domino's Pizza chains.
    It has a town called Climax.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 53 Votes: 50.94% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 53 Votes: 60.38% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 83 Votes: 80.72% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 46 Votes: 63.04% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 74 Votes: 62.16% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 252 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 46 Votes: 78.26% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 57.69% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 40 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 47 Votes: 53.19% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 168 Votes: 49.40% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 293 Votes: 40.96% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 345 Votes: 52.75% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 646 Votes: 44.74% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 961 Votes: 48.07% Annoying
 
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