A few Detroit fun facts from The Encyclopedia of Trivia
Detroit was founded on July 24, 1701, by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac.
Detroit residents were the first to be assigned phone numbers in 1879.
The Ford Motor Company made Detroit into a boom town. In the first 20 years of the 20th century the city's size quadrupled.
The first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begun operations in 1920 in Detroit.
Detroit News was the first newspaper to list daily radio programs.
The government of Detroit, with up to $20 billion in debt, filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history on July 18, 2013.
Here is a list of songs
with Detroit in the title.