Today in Michigan History

January 15, 1919

The first all-woman jury heard a trial.

When all-male juries twice were unable to determine the guilt or innocence of a Flint man charged with being intoxicated, the judge, defense attorney and prosecutor agreed to pick Michigan’s first all-woman jury. The six women quickly agreed on a guilty verdict and the man was ordered to pay a $50 fine and spend sixty days in jail.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.