On February 24, 1928, the use of marijuana was outlawed in Detroit. Interestingly, no state or federal restrictions were on the books at that time.
After Lansing was incorporated as a city on Feb. 15, 1859, its 3,000 residents elected Hiram H. Smith as the city's first mayor.
On Feb. 7, 1994, satellite images showed that Lake Superior had completely frozen over, although the lake's center showed a very thin layer of ice that covered the water.
On this day in 1865, the House of Representatives passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, eradicating slavery in America for good. There were six respresentatives from Michigan that day and all voted for the amendment:
MI 1st: Fernando Beaman (R)