Detroit, Michigan, USA - 1701 - French settlement established (Detroit)
June 24 - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a 43-year-old French army officer, selects a site at le détroit (the straits) - the waterway between Lakes St. Clair and Erie - and establishes a French settlement.
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