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5 Fun Facts About April 28 In Ohio History

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1. On April 28, 1896, the last public execution in Ohio took place in Columbus. The condemned, a man by the name of Frank Miller, was hanged for the murder of his wife.

2. The Ohio State University was established on April 28, 1870, through the Morrill Land-Grant Act. The university is now one of the largest and most prestigious in the country.

3. On April 28, 1913, the city of Dayton experienced its worst flood on record. The Great Dayton Flood, as it came to be known, caused immense damage and claimed over 360 lives.

4. In 1967, on April 28, the Cleveland-based rock band The Raspberries was formed. The band gained popularity in the early 1970s before disbanding in 1975, but their influence on power pop music has endured.

5. The Ohio Art Company, known for its iconic toy the Etch A Sketch, was founded in Bryan, Ohio, on April 28, 1908. The popular drawing toy has become a beloved childhood classic and remains a fixture in toy stores around the world.
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