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5 Fun Facts About April 16 In Ohio History

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1. In 1861, Ohio Governor William Dennison called for 13,000 volunteers from Ohio to fight in the Civil War. This was the largest request for troops up to that point and Ohio responded with enthusiasm, eventually sending over 300,000 men to fight in the war.

2. On April 16, 1947, the deadliest industrial disaster in U.S. history occurred in Texas City, Texas. Two Ohio-based corporations, the Monsanto Chemical Company and the Hercules Powder Company, were involved in the incident, which killed over 500 people and injured thousands more.

3. Ohio native James Bradley, a Cincinnati businessman, was one of the three men who co-founded the Kroger grocery store chain on April 16, 1883. Today, Kroger is one of the largest retail companies in the world, with over 2,700 stores across the United States.

4. On April 16, 1862, the Battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee. Ohio soldiers played a prominent role in the Union victory, with the state contributing the third-largest number of troops to the battle.

5. In 1996, voters in Akron, Ohio approved a referendum to build a new sports complex that would eventually become the InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. The stadium, which opened in 2009, is the home field of the University of Akron football team and is also used for other community events.
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