1951 : President Truman Help Detroit Celebrate Its 250th Birthday

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July 28, 2018 all-day
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2018-07-29T00:00:00-04:00

800,000 residents watched a birthday parade featuring Detroit’s history. President Truman was even on hand.

“Detroit Relives Colorful Past in Blaze of Glory; Spectacular Parade Thrills 800,000 on Line of March”, Detroit Free Press, July 29, 1951, front page.

Truman Hails Detroit’s Role in Struggle for Global Peace; Nation Must Keep Guard Up, He Says”, Detroit Free Press, July 29, 1951, front page.

Home movies of Detroit’s 250th Birthday Parade (1951) from YouTube.

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