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Detroit, Michigan

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The Resume

    (July 24, 1701- )
    Major city in Michigan
    Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit (July 24, 1701)
    Population under a million
    Population just under two million in 1950s

Why Detroit, Michigan might be annoying:

    It is the most segregated city in the USA.
    It has one of America's highest murder rates.
    It's population decreased by a million in a 15 year period known as 'White Flight.'
    Many of it's skyscrapers are either half-full or abandoned.
    Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in Detroit.
    Magician Harry Houdini's trick went terribly wrong and he died in Detroit (October 31, 1926).
    Stevie Wonder announced he planned to run for mayor in 1992 (but he didn't).
    The longest NHL game involved the Detroit Red Wings, who beat the Montreal Maroons (Canadiens) at 16:30 in the 6th overtime (March 24, 1936).
    Detroit was the first franchise in the defunct World Football League (1973).

Why Detroit, Michigan might not be annoying:

    It is the Automobile capital of the world.
    It had the first vehicular tunnel to a foreign country was from Detroit to Windsor Canada (opened 1930).
    It is the home of Motown.
    It is the home of one of the world's largest firework festivals.
    Howard Stern's first major market radio job was at WWWW Detroit (April 21, 1980).
    Notable people born here include Avery Brundage, Charles A Lindbergh, Harry Morgan, Jimmie Rogers, Dick Martin, Ed McMahon, Wally Cox, Joyce Randolph, Malcolm X, Roger Corman, George Peppard, Berry Gordy Jr, Robert Wagner, Casey Kasem, Della Reese, Ellen Burstyn, Sonny Bono, Marlo Thomas, Francis Ford Coppola, Lily Tomlin, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Max Wright, Diana Ross, Tom Selleck, Gilda Radner, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Pam Dawber, Anita Baker and Sherilyn Fenn.
    It is the home of the first US billiards championship (April 12, 1858).
    It is represented in all four major sports, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings.
    Some great Detroit Tigers include Ty Cobb, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmy Foxx, Hank Greenberg, Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe, Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Mickey Lolich, Denny McLain and Cecil Fielder.
    Hockey great Gordie Howe played for the Detroit Red Wings.
    Detroit Red Wings set the NHL record of 62 wins in a season (April 14, 1996).
    The Detroit Red Wings scored an NHL record of eight goals in one period (January 23, 1943).
    The highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (triple overtime, December 13, 1983)
    The largest attendance in NBA history: the Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938, January 29, 1988).

Credit: Patrick D.

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 17 Votes: 5.88% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 83 Votes: 42.17% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 72 Votes: 47.22% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 206 Votes: 42.23% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 57 Votes: 50.88% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 133 Votes: 46.62% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 94 Votes: 64.89% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 79 Votes: 65.82% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 62 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 67 Votes: 68.66% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 297 Votes: 67.68% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 101 Votes: 71.29% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 105 Votes: 68.57% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 212 Votes: 59.43% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 295 Votes: 65.08% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 358 Votes: 66.76% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 477 Votes: 67.30% Annoying