News

Actions

QUIZ: Michigan celebrating its 179th birthday!

Posted at 7:19 AM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 07:22:35-05

Happy birthday, Michigan! Our grand state turns 179 years old today.

On January 26, 1837, Michigan was admitted as the 26th state of the union.

The first constitution was actually enacted in 1835, but there was a delay for statehood because of a war with Ohio. The Toledo War was a battle over the Toledo boundary. By the time it was over, Ohio was able to keep Toledo, but Michigan was awarded the entire Upper Peninsula.

Send us pictures of our beautiful state. You can email them to sendit@wxyz.com.

Think you know the State of Michigan? Take our quiz below!