Cincinnati in History

Historical Events

  • 1788-08-17 Losantville, Ohio (now Cincinnati) founded
  • 1793-12-14 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Kentcky to Cincinnati
  • 1827-08-10 Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
  • 1848-11-21 Cincinnati Turngemeinde founded
  • 1853-04-01 Cincinnati becomes 1st US city to employ fulltime professional firefighters
  • 1866-07-23 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
  • 1876-02-02 Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
  • 1877-05-07 Cincinnati Enquirer first uses term "Bullpen" to indicate foul territory
  • 1877-07-23 1st US municipal railroad, Cincinnati Southern, begins operations
  • 1879-10-01 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes 1st report on baseball reserve clause
  • 1882-10-06 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
  • 1882-10-07 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
  • 1887-02-22 Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati
  • 1895-01-22 National Association of Manufacturers organized in Cincinnati
  • 1899-06-10 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
  • 1899-10-15 Cincinnati closes season with 16-1 & 19-3 victories over Cleve Spiders
  • 1900-05-28 Fire in Cincinnati nearly destroys Reds' grandstand
  • 1901-03-11 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Balt mgr John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • 1908-03-07 Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"
  • 1914-09-01 The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo
  • 1915-12-22 Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati

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1916-11-26 Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Woodrow Wilson declares that 'The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched'

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1918-02-21 The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • 1919-09-16 Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant
  • 1922-03-02 WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
  • 1930-06-02 Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati
  • 1934-07-14 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0
  • 1935-05-23 1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)
  • 1935-05-24 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
  • 1938-07-06 6th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • 1948-02-09 WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-04-04 WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-05-02 Don Newcombe, 1st start, shuts out Cincinnati on 5 hits to win 3-0
  • 1949-07-26 WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-07-14 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • 1954-07-26 WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1963-11-26 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1965-12-09 Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
  • 1966-11-25 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1967-06-12 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • 1968-08-01 WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-12-07 Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 from the University of Cincinnati
  • 1969-09-24 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • 1970-04-11 SF beats Cincinnati 2-1, only day Reds aren't in 1st place in 1970
  • 1970-06-24 Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4
  • 1970-06-30 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
  • 1971-03-19 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half

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1973-08-17 Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1976-10-17 Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
  • 1977-05-28 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Southgate, Kentucky kills 168
  • 1978-09-30 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
  • 1979-12-03 11 trampled to death at Who concert in Cincinnati
  • 1981-12-13 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
  • 1981-12-21 Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)
  • 1983-01-02 Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
  • 1983-06-02 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
  • 1987-03-12 Ice Pairs Championship at Cincinnati won by E Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
  • 1987-03-12 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Brian Orser (CAN)
  • 1987-03-13 Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • 1987-03-14 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
  • 1990-07-19 BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies
  • 1990-10-05 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)

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1997-10-22 Larry Flynt sells Hustler in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt

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2002-05-04 Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giant, leading his team to a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2009-01-01 75th Orange Bowl: #21 Virginia Tech beats #12 Cincinnati, 20-7
  • 2010-01-01 76th Sugar Bowl: #5 Florida beats #3 Cincinnati, 51-24
  • 2012-03-10 33rd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Cincinnati, 50-44
  • 2015-07-14 86th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
  • 2016-05-28 Harambe, a gorilla form Cincinnati Zoo, is shot after dragging a 3 year old boy who had slipped into it's enclosure

Famous Birthdays

  • 1820-04-26 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1824-09-04 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1851-06-21 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1857-01-14 Alice Pike Barney, American painter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1931)

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1857-09-15 William Howard Taft, 27th US President (Republican: 1909-13) and Chief Justice, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1930)

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1882-04-18 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1883-02-22 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), born in Avondale, Cincinnati (d. 1940)
  • 1883-05-26 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • 1887-04-08 Walter Connolly, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1888-09-19 Porter Hall, actor (Half-Breed, Double Indenity), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1888-11-23 Nana Bryant, actress (Ladies of the Chorus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1890-07-20 Theda Bara, [Theodosia Goodman], actress (Love Goddeses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1893-05-17 Frederick McKinley Jones, American inventor (developments in refrigeration), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • 1902-03-08 Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • 1902-04-06 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1903-11-25 William Dehart Hubbard, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1924), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1907-08-30 John Mauchly, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1911-05-13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1911-11-05 Roy Rogers, cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1914-12-28 Lee Bowman, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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1921-02-16 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress/dancer (Wonder Man), born in Norwood, Ohio

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen

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1922-04-03 Doris Day, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • 1924-07-20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1926-10-17 Karl Gordon Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1928-01-11 Mitchell Ryan, actor (Chase, Executive Suite), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1930-04-25 Dotty Mack, actress (Paul Dixon Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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1930-08-16 Tony Trabert, tennis pro (1955 Wimbledon), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • 1931-01-17 Don Zimmer, American baseball coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1932-04-10 Hari Rhodes, actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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1934-11-12 Charles Manson, American criminal (Tate-Labianco), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
  • 1935-06-16 Jim Dine, pop artist (St John the Divine), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1936-06-02 Otis Williams, doo wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1937-12-25 O'Kelly Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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1938-11-19 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1939-02-28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-04-01 Rudolph Isley, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1941-01-28 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1941-05-21 Ronald Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1942-01-30 Marty Balin, singer (Jefferson Starship-Miracles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-03-15 Brenda Scott, actress (Midge-Road West), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-06-23 James Levine, American conductor, (director of the Metropolitan Opera), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1945-08-16 Suzanne Farrell, ballerina (Don Quioxote), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1945-12-25 Gary Sandy, actor (Andy-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1946-08-05 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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1946-12-18 Steven Spielberg, American director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1950-03-18 James Conlon, American conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-02-19 Stephen Nichols, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1951-10-26 [William] Bootsy Collins, guitarist and singer (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1951-12-04 Patricia Wettig, actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1954-06-13 Bo [Robert] Donaldson, American rock vocalist (Billy Don't Be a Hero), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1955-06-15 Julie Hagerty, actress (Airplane, Princesses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1955-10-20 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)

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1956-02-19 Jeffrey Robert Immelt, American chairman of General Electric, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Chairman of General Electric Jeffrey Robert Immelt
Chairman of General Electric
Jeffrey Robert Immelt
  • 1956-10-23 Darrell Pace, archer (Oly-2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1960-03-17 Vicki Lewis, actress (Beth-Newsradio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1960-12-21 Roger McDowell, pitcher (NY Mets, Balt Orioles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1962-09-12 Amy Yasbeck, Blue Ash, Ohio, American actress (Casey Davenport-Wings, Mask)
  • 1963-07-07 Lance Johnson, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1964-03-04 Tom Lampkin, catcher (SF Giants), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1964-04-28 Barry Larkin, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1964-11-22 Stephen Geoffreys, actor (Faternity Vacation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1965-04-20 Jim Terrell, sprint canoe (Olympics-96), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1966-01-15 Betsy Mitchell, American 100m backstroke swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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1966-04-14 David Justice, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
  • 1967-01-06 Larry Donald, US boxer (Olympic-92), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967-02-01 Tim Naehring, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1968-01-23 Petr Korda, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968-02-01 George Quigley Jr, skeet (Olympics-1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969-02-10 Jayhawk Owens, catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969-09-02 Mark Brettschneider, actor (Jason-One Life to Live), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1972-09-14 David Bell, infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1973-03-23 Kathy Carboy, diver (Olympics-96), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1977-05-10 Amanda Borden, gymnast (World-silv-94, Oly-gold-96), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1978-06-17 Jenny Keim, diver (Olympics-9th-96), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1994-12-12 Otto Warmbier, American student detained in North Korea after stealing poster, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Weddings


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

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

1923-09-12 Actor Spencer Tracy (23) weds Louise Treadwell (26) in Cincinnati, Ohio


Famous Deaths

  • 1914-09-01 Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo
  • 1941-06-11 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, dies at 91 (b. 1850)
  • 2007-05-29 Posteal Laskey, American convicted murderer widely believed to be the Cincinnati Strangler of natural causes (b. 1938)
  • 2011-10-17 Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world's richest people (b. 1919)
  • 2016-05-28 Harambe, Western lowland gorilla resident at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, shot and killed at 17 by a zoo worker to protect a 3 year old boy who had climbed into it's enclosure