January 15, 2006

This date in Michigan History

January 15, 1919
The first all-woman jury hears a trial.

When all-male juries twice were unable to determine the guilt or innocence of a Flint man charged with being intoxicated, the judge, defense attorney and prosecutor agreed to pick Michigan's first all-woman jury. The six women quickly agreed on a guilty verdict and the man was ordered to pay a $50 fine and spend sixty days in jail.
Courtesy Michigan History Magazine.

This date in Michigan History

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