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5 Fun Facts About December 14 In Ohio History

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1. Ohio became the 17th state in the United States on December 14, 1803. It was the first state to be carved out from the Northwest Territory and was named after the Ohio River, which forms its southern border.

2. In 1958, the Wright brothers' home and bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, was designated a National Historic Landmark. The Wright brothers, who lived in Dayton, were inventors and pioneers in the field of aviation. They built their first airplane in their bicycle shop and made their famous flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

3. On December 14, 1864, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders captured the town of Salineville in east-central Ohio. The raid was part of Morgan's invasion of Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, and was one of the last significant Confederate actions north of the Mason-Dixon Line during the American Civil War.

4. The Ohio State Buckeyes won the first-ever College Football Playoff on December 14, 2014, defeating the Oregon Ducks 42-20 in the championship game. The game was played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

5. On December 14, 2008, the Cleveland Browns played their final game at the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The stadium had been the home of the Browns since their inception in 1946 and was one of the most iconic venues in NFL history. The Browns moved to their new home, FirstEnergy Stadium, the following season.
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