Toledo in History

Historical Events

  • 1836-12-14 The Toledo War unofficially ends
  • 1895-02-26 Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine
  • 1903-08-16 Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8
  • 1934-05-23 The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melĂ©e between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers
  • 1936-01-15 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1936-09-27 Franco troops conquer Toledo

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1948-07-21 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-07-10 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1957-06-15 57th US Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo
  • 1958-12-05 WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960-10-10 16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo
  • 1960-10-10 WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963-11-16 Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
  • 1966-05-03 WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1976-03-04 John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
  • 1979-06-17 79th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo
  • 1994-07-10 Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning
  • 1996-06-10 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM
  • 2005-10-15 Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1607-10-04 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), born in Toledo (d. 1648)
  • 1885-09-06 Otto Kruger, American actor (Lux Video Theater, High Noon), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1887-12-23 John Cromwell, American actor and director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1905-05-25 Joseph C Harsch, newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1905-12-28 Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1914-12-31 Pat Brady [Robert Ellsworth O'Brady], American actor (The Roy Rodgers Show, Man from Music Mountain), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1915-03-28 Selma Rubin, American environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1916-08-16 Iggy Katona, American race car driver, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1916-11-16 Daws Butler, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1918-11-29 Herb Shriner, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1931-05-07 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (Put Another Nickel In), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1931-07-13 Bill Moor, actor (Hanky Panky), born in Toledo, Ohio

Person of interestGloria Steinem

1934-03-25 Gloria Steinem, American feminist and publisher (Ms Magazine), born in Toledo, Ohio

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
  • 1934-07-01 Jamie Farr, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1942-06-29 Larry Snyder, American jockey, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1946-03-28 Alejandro Toledo, 63rd President of Peru (2001-06), born in Cabana, Peru
  • 1957-03-23 Teresa Ganzel, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1958-01-26 Anita Baker, singer (Giving You the Best That I Got), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1958-08-28 Scott Hamilton, ice skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1962-08-08 Suzee Pai, actress (Big Trouble in Little China), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1962-09-10 Esteban Toledo, Mexican professional golfer, born in Mexicali, Mexico
  • 1965-10-05 John Keller Jr, team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1967-07-31 Sean O'Neill, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1969-09-24 Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model

Person of interestKatie Holmes

1978-12-18 Katie Holmes, American actress (Dawson's Creek, Batman Begins), born in Toledo, Ohio

Actress Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes

Famous Deaths

  • 1974-02-27 Pat Brady [Robert Ellsworth O'Brady], American actor (The Roy Rodgers Show, Man from Music Mountain), dies at 57