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Happy 183rd birthday to the great state of Michigan

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-26 20:52:01-05

(WXYZ) — On Jan. 26, 1837, the State of Michigan gained statehood, becoming the nation's 26th state.

Today the great state turns 183.

It was more than a year after the state adopted its first constitution and elected its first governor that The Mitten was recognized as a state, according to the Michigan History Center.

We celebrate all things that make Michigan – Michigan.