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5 Fun Facts About April 29 In Ohio History

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1. On April 29, 1864, the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home was established in Xenia, Ohio. The purpose of the home was to provide housing, education, and care for the children of soldiers and sailors who had died during the Civil War.

2. In 1901, the Cincinnati Reds played their first game at Palace of the Fans, a new stadium in the city. The Reds won the game 10-6 against the Chicago Cubs.

3. The Ohio River crested at record levels on April 29, 2011, causing widespread flooding and damage in many parts of the state. At its peak, the river was 7 feet above flood stage in Cincinnati.

4. On April 29, 1970, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the state's law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools was unconstitutional. The ruling was a victory for science educators and advocates of academic freedom.

5. In 1927, Ohio-born aviator Charles Lindbergh began his historic solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He took off from New York City and landed in Paris, becoming the first person to fly nonstop across the Atlantic. His flight paved the way for the development of modern commercial air travel.
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