Today in Michigan History

February 25, 1779

George Rogers Clark attacked British-held Vincennes (Indiana).

As a result of Clark’s brilliant military activities, the British ceded to the United States a vast area of land west of the Appalachian Mountains. That territory now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and the eastern portion of Minnesota.

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