Today in Michigan History

March 23, 1984

The state’s first test-tube baby was born.

A woman from Hazel Park gave birth to the 7 pound, 13 ounce baby boy. Doctors had removed four eggs from the woman, fertilized them with her husband’s sperm, and then transferred one fertile egg back into the mother where the baby developed normally.

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