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5 Fun Facts About August 6 In Ohio History

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1. In 1803, Ohio became the 17th state of the United States on August 6th. It was the first state formed out of the Northwest Territory.

2. On August 6, 1908, Wilbur Wright, one of the Wright Brothers, made the first public flight demonstration in the United States in a plane called the Wright Flyer at Huffman Prairie near Dayton, Ohio.

3. In 1945, the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber plane, dropped the atomic bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6th, leading to the end of World War II. The plane had been built at a factory in Ohio.

4. The Ohio State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the country, typically begins on August 6th and lasts for 12 days. It features everything from agricultural displays to amusement rides and concerts by major artists.

5. On August 6, 2012, NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, passed away in a Cincinnati hospital at the age of 82. Armstrong was born and raised in Ohio and remains a revered figure in the state's history.
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