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5 Fun Facts About April 18 In Ohio History

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1. In 1775, Paul Revere made his famous ride to warn colonists of British troops. While this event famously occurred in Massachusetts, a lesser-known fact is that Revere stopped in Cleveland, Ohio during his journey.

2. On April 18, 1851, the Ohio State Fair was founded in Columbus, Ohio. It remains one of the largest state fairs in the country and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

3. In 1938, the Ohio River flooded, causing significant damage and loss of life throughout the region. The flood was one of the worst natural disasters in Ohio history, and led to the construction of flood control measures along the river.

4. On April 18, 1945, famed photojournalist Carl Mydans captured the iconic image of a soldier sitting at a typewriter in the rubble of Nuremberg, Germany. The photo, entitled "The Writer," became a symbol of hope and resilience in the wake of World War II.

5. Ohio native and musician Chrissie Hynde, best known as the lead singer of The Pretenders, was born on April 18, 1951 in Akron, Ohio. She has since become a music icon and is known for her powerful, soulful voice and socially conscious lyrics.
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