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5 Fun Facts About April 24 In Ohio History

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1. In 1802, the Ohio General Assembly passed a law that abolished the practice of enslaving people in the state of Ohio. This law made Ohio the first state in the Northwest Territory to prohibit slavery.

2. In 1865, Ohio native Sarah Josepha Hale convinced President Lincoln to proclaim the last Thursday in November as a national Thanksgiving Day. This tradition continues to this day.

3. In 1877, the Ohio State University was established through the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act. The university has since grown to become one of the largest universities in the country.

4. On April 24, 1929, the first installment of the Portage Lakes Bluegill Festival was held in Summit County, Ohio. This festival has since become an annual tradition and brings together community members for food, music, and fun.

5. In 1967, Carl B. Stokes was elected as the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city when he was elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Stokes served two terms as mayor and was known for his dedication to civil rights and equality.
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