Today in Michigan History

August 20, 1794

Americans won the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

After years of frustration and setbacks, American forces, led by General Anthony Wayne, defeated a force of Native Americans south of present-day Toledo, Ohio. Wayne’s victory at Battle of Fallen Timbers—so named because it occurred in an area where a tornado uprooted many trees before the battle—forced the British to finally surrender American outposts, like Detroit, which they had occupied since the end of the American Revolution.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past.  See more at www.michiganhistorymagazine.com.

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