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5 Fun Facts About December 27 In Ohio History

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1. On December 27, 1836, Ohio governor Robert Lucas signed a bill that established a new county in the state called Putnam County. The county was named after Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War general known for his bravery.

2. The first recorded NFL game played on December 27 was in 1959, when the Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants 31-16 to win the NFL Championship.

3. On December 27, 1892, the Cincinnati Enquirer published a story about a local man named Charles W. Sikes, who claimed to have seen an enormous sea serpent in the Ohio River. The story sparked a flurry of interest and speculation about the existence of such a creature in the river.

4. In 1943, a tragic event occurred on December 27 when the coal mine at Warren, Ohio exploded, killing 75 miners. The disaster was one of the worst in Ohio mining history.

5. On December 27, 1827, a group of students at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio founded a secret society known as the "Kappa Alpha Society." The fraternity would later become Kappa Alpha Order, one of the oldest and most prestigious fraternities in the United States.
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