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Detroit – City of Champions

April 18, 1936 – Eighty years ago – was proclaimed “City of Champions Day”) in Detroit, commemorating a most remarkable achievement, called “…the most amazing sweep of sport achievements ever credited to any single city” by the Windsor Daily Star…. 

This sports season featured, among other things, the rise of Joe Louis in the professional boxing world, the Detroit Tigers winning their first World Series the Detroit Lionswinning their first NFL championship, and the Detroit Red Wings winning their first NHL championship. The title City of Champions Day was proclaimed by the state Governor Frank Fitzgerald, and honored by a plaque signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the governors of all 48 states.