Toledo in History

Historical Events

  • 1836-12-14 The Toledo War unofficially ends
  • 1884-05-01 Catcher Moses Walker is acknowledged as the first African-American to play major league baseball joining the Toledo Blue Stockings
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1919-07-04 Jack Dempsey beats champion Jess Willard, retired in 3rd round in Toledo, Ohio for world heavyweight championship

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 1877-07-06 David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • 1879-06-11 Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1880-07-04 George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers; no-hitter 1912), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 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, American newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1905-12-28 Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1910-10-13 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 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, American animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • 1918-05-29 Herb Shriner, American humorist and TV host (Herb Shriner Show), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1970)
  • 1928-06-08 Kate Wilhelm, American fiction author (Hugo Award: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 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 [William Hendrickson Moor III], American actor (Kramer vs. Kramer, The Devil's Advocate, Hanky Panky), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1931-09-10 Philip Baker Hall, American actor (Secret Honor, Hard Eight, Magnolia), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1931-09-26 Donald J. Pease, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2002)

Person of interestGloria Steinem

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

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Journalist
Gloria Steinem
  • 1934-07-01 Jamie Farr, American actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1942-06-29 Larry Snyder, American jockey, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1944-04-16 Dennis Russell Davies, American conductor and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1946-03-28 Alejandro Toledo, 63rd President of Peru (2001-06), born in Cabana, Peru
  • 1946-06-17 Marcy Kaptur, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Toledo, Ohio

Person of interestP. J. O'Rourke

1947-11-14 P. J. O'Rourke, American journalist and satirist (Parliament of Whores, Easy Money), born in Toledo, Ohio

Journalist and Satirist P. J. O'Rourke
Journalist and Satirist
P. J. O'Rourke
  • 1949-11-30 Ruby Starr [Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak], American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1950-09-12 Cynthia Myers, American Playmate (Dec 1968) and actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1955-03-10 Gary Louris, American singer-songwriter and musician (Jayhawks), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1957-03-23 Teresa Ganzel, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1958-01-26 Anita Baker, American singer (Giving You the Best That I Got), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1962-08-08 Suzee Pai, actress (Big Trouble in Little China), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 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
  • 1974-04-24 Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer (Supernatural), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1977-01-31 Kate Shindle, American actress, born in Toledo, Ohio

Person of interestKatie Holmes

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

Actress Katie Holmes
Actress
Katie Holmes
  • 1985-02-16 Stacy Lewis, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2011, Women's British Open 2013), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1986-01-15 Fred Davis, American football player, born in Toledo, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • 1214-10-06 Alfonso VIII the Noble, King of Castile and Toledo (1158-1214), dies at 58
  • 1621-07-13 Albert VII, Archduke of Austria and cardinal-archbishop of Toledo, dies at 61