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1936: Great Lakes Exposition Opens
On June 27, 1936, the city of Cleveland unveiled a vibrant exposition that drew millions of visitors to the lakefront during the course of its run.
1950: Ohio State-Michigan Snow Bowl
The Buckeyes and Wolverines faced off in a matchup that saw high winds and a field covered in snow.
Ohio’s First Canine Kidney Transplant
In 1986, the Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital in Columbus performed the procedure to save the life of an 18-month-old dog named Oden.
Lincoln’s Funeral Train Stops in Cleveland
On April 28, 1865, mourners gathered on the city’s Public Square to pay their final respects to President Abraham Lincoln.
1956: Colo Born at the Columbus Zoo
The first gorilla ever born in captivity arrived three days before Christmas and was a topic of fascination from the moment of her birth.
1936: The Great Flood
That spring, Marietta was just one of many river towns overtaken by rising waters that covered portions of a dozen states.
1945: Bogie and Bacall Get Married
Hollywood icons Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall tied the knot at Malabar Farm in Lucas.
Van Wert Launches its Peony Festival
In 1932, the city held the first installment of this event, which was revived in the 1950s following a 14-year hiatus and continues today.
Judy Garland Visits Columbus
In March 1938, actress and singer Judy Garland appeared and performed in our capital city as part of a tour promoting her new film.
Rutherford B. Hayes Marries Lucy Webb
On Dec. 30, 1852, the future president and first lady were wed in a simple ceremony at the home of the bride’s mother in Cincinnati.
The Blizzard of 1978
A late-January snowstorm hit the Ohio Valley in a weather event that has been remembered ever since for its ferocity.
1923: President Warren G. Harding’s Funeral
On Aug. 10, Harvey Firestone, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison met in Marion to pay tribute to their fallen friend.
1962: John Glenn Blasts Off
In February 1962, all eyes turned to Ohio as the state celebrated its native son becoming the first American to orbit the Earth.
1907: Theodore Roosevelt Dedicates the McKinley Memorial
On Sept. 30, the 26th president of the United States traveled to Canton to dedicate the monument paying tribute to his predecessor.
1936: Ohio State Marching Band Performs First Script Ohio
Band director Eugene Weigel’s vision for a smooth and flowing formation made its debut at Ohio Stadium in October of that year.
Aviator Glenn Curtiss Makes Historic Flight
After taking off from Euclid Beach on Aug. 31, 1910, the pilot and plane-maker landed at Cedar Point 1 hour and 17 minutes later.
Memphis Belle Marks Milestone
The celebrated World War II flyer moves closer to being displayed at the National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton.
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