Ohio in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 198

  • 1669-07-06 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River

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1749-05-19 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II
  • 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
  • 1788-08-17 Losantville, Ohio (now Cincinnati) founded
  • 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 of the Union
  • 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 passes law restricting movement of Blacks
  • 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 In Portsmouth, Ohio, African Americans 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)

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1851-05-29 Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention, which was held in Akron, Ohio

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth
  • 1852-03-29 Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and 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

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1858-03-14 Ellen G. White receives a vision while attending a funeral service in Lovett's Grove, near Bowling Green, Ohio

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White
  • 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 saloon in Dayton, Ohio
  • 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)
  • 1901-06-20 Charlotte Maxeke becomes the first native African to graduate from a US college (Wilberforce University in Ohio)
  • 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
  • 1913-03-25 Great Dayton Flood: winter rains cause Great Miami River to flood, Ohio's greatest natural disaster
  • 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 in Ohio
  • 1921-08-03 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)
  • 1922-02-21 WHK-AM in Cleveland, Ohio begins radio transmissions
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Major

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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 600

  • 1738-03-11 Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1792)
  • 1775-07-25 Anna Symmes Harrison, 9th 1st lady (1841), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • 1802-12-02 Melancthon Smith Wade, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1868)
  • 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)
  • 1808-03-14 Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1888)
  • 1808-04-26 Martha Finley, American children's book author (Elsie Dinsmore series), born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 1909)
  • 1809-10-04 Robert Cumming Schenck, American Major General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1890)
  • 1811-03-15 Robert Allen, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in West Point, Ohio (d. 1886)
  • 1812-12-16 William Grose, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1900)
  • 1814-12-19 Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)
  • 1815-02-02 Nathaniel Collins McLean, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • 1815-09-10 Eleazer Arthur Paine, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Geauga County, Ohio (d. 1882)
  • 1816-05-24 Robert Seaman Granger, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1894)
  • 1818-03-23 Don Carlos Buell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Lowell, Ohio (d. 1898)
  • 1818-10-15 Irvin McDowell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1885)
  • 1819-09-06 William Starke Rosecrans, American inventor, politician and US Army General (Union Army), born in Delaware County, Ohio (d. 1898)

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1820-02-08 William Tecumseh Sherman, American Major General in the Union Army, born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1891)

  • 1820-02-20 Mahlon Dickerson Manson, American druggist politician and General (Union Army), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1895)
  • 1820-04-26 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1821-05-02 Abram Sanders Piatt, American farmer, publisher, poet, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1908)
  • 1821-07-08 William Harvey Lamb Wallace, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Urbana, Ohio (d. 1862)
  • 1822-03-01 Charles Champion Gilbert, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1903)

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1822-04-27 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US president (1869-77) and Union general, born in Point Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1885)

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

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1822-10-04 RutheRutherford B. Hayes, 19th US President (Republican: 1877-81), born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 1893)

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1823-02-27 Ferdinand Van Derveer, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • 1823-04-04 Robert Byington Mitchell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1882)
  • 1824-08-09 Simon Goodell Griffin, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1887)
  • 1824-08-21 John Sanford Mason, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1897)
  • 1824-09-04 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1825-02-28 Quincy Adams Gillmore, American civil engineer, author, and Major General (Union Army), born in Lorain County, Ohio (d. 1888)
  • 1825-05-06 Joseph Bailey, American civil engineer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Morgan County, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • 1825-06-12 John Cook, American bugler (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1910)
  • 1825-09-03 William Wallace Burns, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Coshocton, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • 1825-12-18 Charles Griffin, American Major General (Union Army), born in Granville, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • 1826-02-04 Halbert Eleazer Paine, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Chardon, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • 1826-10-31 Hugh Boyle Ewing, American diplomat, author, attorney, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • 1826-11-02 William Haines Lytle, American politician, poet and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1863)
  • 1826-11-03 Jasper Adalmorn Maltby, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Kingsville, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • 1827-02-19 Charles Robert Woods, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1855)
  • 1827-05-21 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (d. 1899)
  • 1827-10-14 James Sidney Robinson, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • 1828-05-20 James William Reilly, American lawyer, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • 1828-11-14 James Birdseye MacPherson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Clyde, Ohio (d. 1864)
  • 1828-12-16 John Beatty, American banker, statesman, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1914)
  • 1829-02-01 John Potts Slough, American politician, lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • 1829-08-07 Thomas Ewing Jr, American attorney, 1st chief justice of Kansas, congressman, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1896)
  • 1829-09-08 George Crook, American Major General (Union Army), born in Taylorsville, Ohio (d. 1890)
  • 1830-01-07 [Samuel] Emerson Opdycke, American businessman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hubbard, Ohio (d. 1884)
  • 1830-07-22 William Sooy Smith, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Tarlton, Ohio (d. 1916)
  • 1831-04-22 Alexander McDowell McCook, American Major General (Union Army), born in Columbiana County, Ohio (d. 1903)
  • 1831-08-28 Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, 1st lady of the United States (1877-81), born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 1889)

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1831-11-19 James A. Garfield, 20th US President (Republican: 1881), born in Moreland Hills, Ohio (d. 1881)

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • 1831-12-06 Joshua Woodrow Sill, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 1862)
  • 1831-12-27 Lucius Fairchild, American politician, diplomat, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 1896)
  • 1832-03-07 Orlando Metcalfe Poe, American engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Navarre, Ohio (d. 1895)
  • 1832-08-11 Thomas Ogden Osbord, American lawyer, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Licking County, Ohio (d. 1904)
  • 1833-06-15 Edward Moody McCook, American lawyer, politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1909)

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1833-08-20 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), born in North Bend, Ohio (d. 1901)

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • 1833-10-05 Cyrus Bussey, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hubbard, Ohio (d. 1915)
  • 1834-07-22 Daniel McCook Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Carrollton, Ohio (d. 1864)
  • 1834-11-10 Wager Swayne, American Colonel (Union Army), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1902)
  • 1835-03-06 Charles Ewing, American attorney and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1883)
  • 1835-08-08 James William Forsyth, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Maumee, Ohio (d. 1906)
  • 1835-11-17 Andrew L. Harris, governor of Ohio (d. 1915)
  • 1835-11-18 Americus Vespucius Rice, American politician, banker, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Perrysville, Ohio (d. 1904)
  • 1836-01-29 Benjamin Franklin Potts, American lawyer, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Fox Township, Ohio (d. 1887)
  • 1836-08-22 Archibald M Willard, American artist (Spirit of '76), born in Bedford, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • 1838-02-12 Charles C. Walcutt, American general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1898)

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1838-09-23 Victoria Woodhull, American civil rights activist (1872 presidential candidate, woman's suffrage movement), born in Homer, Ohio (d. 1927)

Civil Rights Activist Victoria Woodhull
Civil Rights Activist
Victoria Woodhull
  • 1838-11-06 John Grant Mitchell, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1894)
  • 1839-03-08 Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (automatic dishwasher), born in Ashtabula County, Ohio (d. 1913)

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1839-12-05 George Armstrong Custer, United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars, born in New Rumley, Ohio (d. 1876)

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1842-06-24 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust), born in Meigs County, Ohio (d. 1914)

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce

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

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

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1847-02-11 Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera) 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
  • 1851-06-21 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1851-08-13 John Lincoln Clem, American general and drummer boy (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1937)
  • 1856-09-12 Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1857-01-14 Alice Pike Barney, American painter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1931)
  • 1857-05-19 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), born in Cleveland, Ohio

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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
  • 1860-01-02 William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)

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

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1865-11-02 Warren G. Harding, 29th US President (1921-23), born in Blooming Grove, Ohio (d. 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
  • 1867-07-28 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer, born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1951)
  • 1867-08-11 Hobart Bosworth, American actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade), born in Marietta, Ohio (d. 1943)
  • 1867-08-22 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1867-09-07 Evan Williams, Mineral Ridge Ohio, oratorio tenor
  • 1868-03-01 Alaska P. Davidson, America's first female FBI agent, born in Warren, Ohio (d. 1934)

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

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • 1869-10-09 Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1954)

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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
  • 1869-12-20 Charley Grapewin, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady), born in Xenia, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1870-12-13 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • 1871-02-09 Howard T Ricketts, American pathologist (studied typhus fever), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 1910)

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

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

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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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, American 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
  • 2016-06-12 George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, dies at 79

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2016-12-08 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), dies at 95

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn