Today in Ohio History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 175

  • 1669-07-06 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River
  • 1749-05-19 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley
  • 1749-11-02 English Ohio Trade Company forms first trading post
  • 1772-06-09 1st Protestant church west of Penn (in Ohio) holds communion
  • 1774-05-20 Britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio
  • 1782-03-08 Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
  • 1788-04-07 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta
  • 1790-05-26 Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
  • 1791-01-02 Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1794-06-30 Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1794-08-20 Gen "Mad Anthony" Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio
  • 1796-07-22 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleveland
  • 1802-11-01 Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio, to form a state constitutional convention.
  • 1803-02-19 US Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953
  • 1803-03-01 Ohio becomes 17th state
  • 1804-01-05 Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
  • 1804-02-18 1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered
  • 1804-03-28 Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
  • 1808-06-01 1st US land-grant university founded-Ohio Univ, Athens, Ohio
  • 1811-10-29 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
  • 1823-07-01 9th US Postmaster General: John McLean of Ohio takes office
  • 1827-02-28 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered
  • 1828-07-04 Construction begins on B & O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
  • 1829-03-16 Ohio authorizes high school night classes
  • 1830-01-21 Portsmouth (Ohio) blacks forcibly deported

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1832-03-24 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • 1833-07-23 Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • 1833-12-03 Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens
  • 1836-03-27 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland, Ohio)
  • 1837-06-13 1st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
  • 1837-09-06 Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-ed (4 women, 30 men)
  • 1839-08-08 Beta Theta Pi is founded in Oxford, Ohio.
  • 1842-03-17 Indians land in Ohio, a 12 square mile area in Upper Sandusky
  • 1843-06-01 It snows in Buffalo & Rochester NY & Cleveland Ohio
  • 1848-12-26 The Phi Delta Theta fraternity is founded at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
  • 1850-06-17 Paddle-wheeler "G P Griffith" burns off Mentor Ohio (206 die)
  • 1852-03-29 Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day
  • 1853-10-06 4th National Women's Rights Convention opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1856-02-19 Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio
  • 1856-08-20 Wilberforce University forms in Ohio
  • 1863-07-11 Battle at Green River, Ky (Morgan's Ohio Raid)
  • 1863-07-13 Rebellion at Morgan's, Ohio [->JUL 26]
  • 1863-07-19 Battle of Buffington's Island (St George Creek), Ohio
  • 1863-09-01 6th Ohio Cavalry ambush at Barbees Crossroads Virginia
  • 1865-05-05 1st US train robbery (North Bend Ohio)
  • 1867-06-25 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
  • 1868-05-31 1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio
  • 1869-12-28 William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum
  • 1872-02-22 1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)
  • 1873-09-17 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University
  • 1876-12-29 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die
  • 1878-02-22 Greenback Labor Party forms (Toledo Ohio)
  • 1879-11-04 James Ritty patents first cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon
  • 1884-07-27 The East Cleveland Street Railway Company begins the first U.S. commercial electric streetcar line in Cleveland, Ohio, on the Bentley-Knight system
  • 1892-07-10 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)
  • 1894-03-25 Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington, D.C.
  • 1894-04-20 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase
  • 1894-10-17 Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man
  • 1895-02-26 Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine
  • 1895-10-08 Ohio Valley Improvement Association forms
  • 1899-02-10 -39°F (-39°C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature)
  • 1903-05-17 Cleve Indians beat NY Highlanders 9-2 in Columbus Ohio
  • 1903-08-16 Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8
  • 1904-09-29 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)
  • 1906-03-17 The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
  • 1908-03-04 Primary school catches fire in Collingwood, Ohio (180 killed)
  • 1909-02-09 1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio
  • 1910-11-07 The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
  • 1913-03-21 -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
  • 1913-03-26 Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
  • 1914-08-05 1st electric traffic light installed in the USA on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1915-11-02 First US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
  • 1915-12-27 US Iron and Steel workers begin a 3-week strike in Ohio for a eight-hour-day; they are successful as the US needs steel for armaments
  • 1920-08-13 24th US Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Inverness Club in Ohio
  • 1920-09-17 National Football League organizes in Canton, Ohio 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Prof Football Association
  • 1921-05-14 Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death, Ohio
  • 1921-08-03 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)
  • 1923-02-02 Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1923-07-11 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
  • 1923-09-07 Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23
  • 1924-06-28 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
  • 1925-09-03 The airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in a storm near Caldwell, Ohio, killing 14, 29 survive

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1926-07-10 30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1927-04-03 Interstate Commerce Comm transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone
  • 1929-05-09 WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
  • 1929-05-15 Fire in X-ray film stock kills 125 at Crile Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 1930-04-21 Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
  • 1931-03-26 Leo Bentley bowls 3 consecutive perfect games in Lorain, Ohio
  • 1931-06-27 3rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Scioto Country Club (Columbus, Ohio, US)
  • 1931-07-06 35th US Golf Open: Billy Burke shoots a 292 at Inverness Club Ohio
  • 1932-01-01 Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as mayor of Massillon Ohio

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1933-06-10 John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
  • 1933-10-12 John Dillinger escapes from jail in Allen County, Ohio
  • 1934-04-12 The US Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
  • 1934-05-23 The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
  • 1934-07-21 113°F (45°C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)
  • 1934-08-19 The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1934-10-22 In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
  • 1936-01-15 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1937-01-01 US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 326

  • 1738-03-11 Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1792)
  • 1775-07-25 Anna Symmes Harrison, Ohio, 9th 1st lady (1841)
  • 1805-02-21 David Tod, US diplomat/(Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63)
  • 1808-02-26 Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)
  • 1814-12-19 Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)

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1822-04-27 Ulysses S. Grant, Ohio (R), 18th US president (1869-77) and Union general

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant

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1822-10-04 Rutherford B. Hayes, Delaware Ohio, (R) 19th US president (1877-81)

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1827-05-21 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (d. 1899)

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1831-11-19 James A Garfield, Ohio, gen/(R) 20th Pres (March 4-Sept 19, 1881)

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield

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1833-08-20 Benjamin Harrison, North Bend Ohio, (R) 23rd Pres (1889-1893)

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • 1835-11-17 Andrew L. Harris, governor of Ohio (d. 1915)
  • 1838-09-23 Victoria Woodhull, in Ohio US, feminist/reformer - first woman to be nominated for US presidency

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1839-12-05 George Armstrong Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)

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1842-06-24 Ambrose Bierce, Meigs County, Ohio, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust)

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce

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1843-01-29 William McKinley, Niles Ohio, 25th US President (1897-1901), (d. 1901)

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley

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1847-02-11 Thomas Edison, inventor who lit up your life (held 1200 patents), born in Milan Ohio (d. 1931)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1848-03-25 William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1857-05-19 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1860-01-02 William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)

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1860-08-13 Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], North Star Ohio, sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), (d. 1926)

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • 1860-08-15 Florence Harding [DeWolfe], US 1st lady (1921-23), born in Marion, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1864-11-11 George Washington Crile, Chili Ohio, American Surgeon who conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock
  • 1865-11-02 Warren Gamaliel Harding, Ohio, (R) 29th pres (1921-23)

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1865-11-02 Warren G. Harding, Blooming Grove Ohio, American President (1921-1923)

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding

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1867-03-29 Cy Young [Denton True Young], American baseball pitcher (most wins in MLB history), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1867-08-22 Charles Francis Jenkins, Dayton Ohio, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer)
  • 1867-09-07 Evan Williams, Mineral Ridge Ohio, oratorio tenor

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1868-12-20 Harvey Firestone, Columbiana Ohio, Industrialist and founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company ("where the rubber meets the road"), (d. 1938)

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone

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1869-10-23 John Heisman, American pioneering football coach/trophy namesake, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
John Heisman

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1872-06-27 Paul Laurence Dunbar, Dayton Ohio, poet/novelist (Oak & Ivory)

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1874-01-29 John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr

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1875-04-15 James J. Jeffries, Carroll Ohio, American heavyweight boxer

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1876-08-29 Charles F Kettering, Ohio, inventor (auto self-starter)
  • 1876-09-13 Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, author/publisher (Winesburg)
  • 1878-01-29 Barney Oldfield, Ohio, daredevil
  • 1879-02-03 Charles Follis, 1st African American NFLer (Shelby, Ohio)
  • 1880-10-22 Joe Carr, Ohio, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39)
  • 1881-04-04 Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls)
  • 1884-11-20 Norman Thomas, Marion Ohio, socialist (Pres Candidate 1928-48)
  • 1885-09-06 Otto Kruger, Toledo Ohio, actor (Lux Video Theater, High Noon)
  • 1887-06-23 John Finley Williamson, Canton Ohio, conductor (Westminster Choir)
  • 1889-01-02 Walter Baldwin, Ohio, actor (Gay Amigo)
  • 1889-09-08 Robert A Taft, (Sen-R-Ohio, Taft-Hartley Act)
  • 1892-04-06 Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure)
  • 1892-05-01 Howard Barlow, Plain City Ohio, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
  • 1892-07-28 Joe E Brown, Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
  • 1894-12-08 James (Grover) Thurber, Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women & Dogs)
  • 1895-06-05 William Boyd, Ohio, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • 1896-01-17 Harry Reser, Ohio, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
  • 1896-09-27 George Bender, (Rep/Sen-R-Oh), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1896-12-27 Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)
  • 1898-03-08 Louise Beavers, Cin Ohio, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for each other)
  • 1898-05-31 Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)
  • 1900-01-23 Ralph Graves, Cleve Ohio, actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street)
  • 1900-02-02 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)
  • 1900-04-26 Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
  • 1900-11-21 Alice Calhoun, Silent film actress (Flowing Gold), born in Cleveland, Ohio

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1901-02-01 Clark Gable, Cadiz Ohio, American actor (Gone With the Wind)

  • 1901-10-04 [Robert] Carroll Nye, Akron Ohio, actor (Gone with the Wind)

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1902-12-09 Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1903-10-12 Grayson Kirk, Jeffersonville Ohio, educator
  • 1903-11-07 Dean Jagger, Lima Ohio, actor (Albert Vane-Mr Novak, Elmer Gantry)
  • 1903-11-25 William Dehart Hubbard, Cin Ohio, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1904-09-19 Bergen Evans, Ohio, English professor ($64,000 Question)

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1904-10-25 [Herman] Denny Shute, American golfer and three-time major champion, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1905-02-10 John Dierkes, Ohio US, actor (Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree)
  • 1905-05-25 Joseph C Harsch, Toledo Ohio, newscaster (Background)
  • 1906-07-08 Philip Johnson, Cortalyou architect, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1907-02-28 Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & Pirates)
  • 1907-05-03 Earl Wilson, Rockford Ohio, columnist (Midnight Earl)
  • 1907-08-18 Enoch Light, Canton Ohio, orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith)
  • 1907-08-30 John Mauchly, Cincinnati Ohio, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC)

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1907-11-16 Burgess Meredith, actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1997)

  • 1907-12-16 Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman

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1908-09-07 Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Norwalk Ohio

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1908-11-19 Alan Baxter, East actor (Big Town Girl, Rags to Riches), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1909-04-22 Ralph Byrd, Dayton Ohio, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show)
  • 1910-03-13 Sammy Kaye, Rocky River Ohio, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
  • 1911-02-14 Florence Rice, actress (Double Wedding, Riding on Air), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1911-07-01 Alvino Rey, Cleve Ohio, orchestra leader (King Family)
  • 1911-11-05 Roy Rogers, Cincinnati Ohio, cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show)

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1911-12-13 Kenneth Patchen, Niles, Ohio, poet/novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), (d. 1972)

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet/Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • 1913-02-14 Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
  • 1913-04-14 John Howard, Cleve Ohio, actor (Dave-My Three Sons)
  • 1914-07-02 Frederick Fennell, conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1914-07-17 James Purdy, Hicksville, Ohio, writer (The House of the Solitary Maggot), (disputed birthdate, 1923), (d. 2009)
  • 1914-12-28 Lee Bowman, Cincinnati Ohio, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover)
  • 1914-12-31 Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show)
  • 1915-03-27 Selma Rubin, Toledo, Ohio, environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), (d. 2012)
  • 1915-08-21 Jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], actor (4 Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1915-10-28 Dody Goodman, Columbus Ohio, comedienne (Mary Hartman!, Max Duggan)
  • 1915-12-13 Mark Stevens, actor (Big Town, Martin Kane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1917-06-04 Howard Metzenbaum, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1974- )
  • 1917-06-07 Dean Martin, Steubenville Ohio, American singer/actor (with Jerry Lewis)

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1917-07-17 Phyllis Diller, Lima Ohio, comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), (d. 2012)

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 1917-09-13 Robert Eugene Ward, composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1917-10-15 Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)
  • 1918-05-01 Jack Paar, Canton Ohio, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004)
  • 1918-10-10 Bobby Byrne, Columbus Ohio, orchestra leader (Club Seven)
  • 1918-10-27 Paul Dixon, Earling Iowa, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1795-11-25 US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison

HeartWedding of Interest

1836-01-06 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe

HeartWedding of Interest

1858-11-11 20th US President James Garfield (26) weds Lucretia Rudolph (26) in Hiram, Ohio

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield

HeartWedding of Interest

1886-02-24 Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron Ohio.

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

HeartWedding of Interest

1886-06-19 US President William Taft (28) weds Helen Herron (25) in Cincinnati, Ohio

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft

HeartWedding of Interest

1886-08-11 Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (30) weds Olivia Davidson (32) Athens, Ohio

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington

HeartWedding of Interest

1891-07-08 Future US President Warren G. Harding (25) weds publisher Florence DeWolfe (30) in Marion, Ohio

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding

HeartWedding of Interest

1960-06-25 NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

HeartWedding of Interest

1975-02-21 Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench (27) weds Vickie Chesser in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

HeartWedding of Interest

1984-12-29 MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • 2011-05-22 R&B singer Keyshia Cole (28) weds NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Daniel Gibson (25) in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2011-07-23 "Pittsburgh Steelers" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township

Famous Deaths

  • 1792-06-16 Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (b. 1738)
  • 1806-11-16 Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)
  • 1865-08-29 John Brough, US publisher/(gov-R-Ohio), dies at about 54

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1893-01-17 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US Pres (1877-81), dies of a heart attack at 70

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1899-03-03 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (b. 1827)

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1906-02-09 Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1915-09-13 Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
  • 1934-10-22 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster, shot dead at 30 by FBI in Ohio
  • 1941-03-08 Sherwood Anderson, US writer/publisher (Winesburg Ohio), dies at 64
  • 1963-05-17 John Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (b. 1888)
  • 1970-05-04 4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard
  • 1974-02-27 Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
  • 1979-06-22 Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
  • 1984-04-07 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1957-81), dies at 59
  • 1987-03-11 [Wayne] Woody Hayes, football coach (Ohio State), dies at 74
  • 2001-03-04 Jim Rhodes, Governor of Ohio (b. 1909)
  • 2004-12-08 Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist in band Pantera is shot & killed while performing onstage in Columbus Ohio by crazed fan Nathan Gale