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5 Fun Facts About December 19 In Ohio History

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1) In 1813, the Battle of Frenchtown took place near Toledo during the War of 1812. American forces, including troops from Ohio, fought against British and Native American forces, resulting in a decisive American victory.

2) The Ohio State University was officially founded on December 19, 1870. Originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, it was the first land-grant university in the United States.

3) On December 19, 1936, the Cleveland Rams defeated the Boston Redskins in the NFL Championship Game. It was the first and only NFL championship win for the Cleveland franchise before they moved to Los Angeles.

4) The Dayton Peace Accords were signed on December 19, 1995, bringing an end to the Bosnian War. Ohio played a significant role in hosting peace negotiations, with then-Ohio Governor George Voinovich leading the Ohio National Guard in providing security.

5) In 2007, the Dayton Daily News published a story about a young girl named Alexis Bortell who had a rare form of epilepsy. Her family had moved from Texas to Ohio to gain access to medical cannabis, which was legal for medical use in Ohio at the time. Alexis went on to become an advocate for medical cannabis and was a plaintiff in a landmark case challenging the constitutionality of the federal government's continued classification of cannabis as a Schedule I drug.
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