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Friday, 4 November 2016


In 1749 King George II of Great Britain granted the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.

The first schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, Ohio in 1773.

On April 7, 1788 American pioneers arrived at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, They established there the town of Marietta (in modern Ohio), the first permanent American settlement outside the original Thirteen Colonies. In doing so they opened the westward expansion of the new country.

Picketed Point stockade at Marietta

In 1796 surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company named an area in Ohio "Cleveland" after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.

In 1803 Ohio was admitted as the 17th U.S. State.

While the state of Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the USA, that's really not true: technically, it is #47. Congress "forgot" to vote on admitting Ohio into the Union until August 7, 1953.

The city of Columbus was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers. It became Ohio's state capital four years later.

In 1835—just two years after its founding—Ohio's Oberlin College became the first in the United States to admit African American students.

In 1894 a crowd of workers unemployed due to the Panic of 1893 conducted the first significant popular protest march. The Coxey's Army March originated with 100 men in Massillon, Ohio, on March 25, 1894.

Coxey's Army marchers leaving their camp.

In the entire state of Ohio in 1895, there were only two cars on the road and the drivers of those two cars managed to crash into each other.

The first recorded written speeding ticket in the United States was for Harry Myers in 1904. He was ticketed for traveling at a speed of 12 mph on West Third Street in Dayton, Ohio.

The first all glass, windowless building was completed in 1936 in Toledo, Ohio as the home of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company Laboratory.

The state takes its name from the Ohio River. The name originated from the Iroquois word ohi-yo’, meaning "great river" or "large creek."

Columbus is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is in the middle of the state.

The Ohio State Buckeyes and Columbus Blue Jackets play in Columbus. In 2010 there were 787,033 people there.

The Ohio State Capitol located in Columbus, Ohio.

The geographical center of Ohio is Delaware – a town 25 miles northeast of Columbus.

Ohio derived its state motto, "With God, all things are possible", from a passage in the Gospel of Matthew, prompting a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Tomato juice is the official state beverage of Ohio and the tomato is its state vegetable.

According to 2015's Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, the best tasting tap water in the world comes from Hamilton, Ohio.

The Ohio city of Cincinnati has an subway system that was built, never used, and left abandoned

In the United States, people from Ohio are the most likely to use curse words.

Ohio is important in US elections because it is a swing state and candidates often campaign a lot there.

In Ohio it is illegal to ride on the roof of a taxi cab.

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