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Recipients of Key To Detroit Include Saddam Hussein, Elmo


November 27, 2019, 3:53 PM


Saddam Hussein (Photo: U.S. military)

WDIV compiles a list of luminaries who have received a symbolic key to the city of Detroit, including the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 1980.

Mayor Coleman A. Young gave him the key for his $200,000 in donations to the Sacred Heart Chaldean Church in Detroit, writes Ken Haddad of WDIV. He later fell into disfavor with the U.S., to put it mildly.

Other recipients:

► Stevie Wonder (1974)

► Jerome Bettis: Detroit native and Pittsburgh Steelers player (2006)

► Steve Yzerman: Hockey star and Red Wings general manager (2007)

► Elmo: Sesame Street muppet (2008) 


Read more:  WDIV


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