Fascinating Facts
Detroiters are proud of their city's rich industrial history and fond of the recognition they receive for living in the world's automotive capital. Nicknamed The Motor City, Detroit gave birth to electronic (techno) music and, of course, the Motown sound. Detroit celebrates its first-class status and lays claim to a number of fabulous firsts.  From inventors to entertainers to athletes, Detroit is the birth place or home to a number of powerful and influential individuals.