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5 Fun Facts About February 16 In Ohio History

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1. In 1833, Ohio Governor Robert Lucas signed a bill creating the city of Toledo. The city was named after the Toledo Strip, a narrow strip of land that Ohio won from Michigan in a boundary dispute.

2. On February 16, 1864, the Ohio General Assembly passed a resolution recognizing President Abraham Lincoln for his efforts to end slavery and support the Union during the Civil War.

3. In 1904, Aviator Orville Wright made his first official public flight at Huffman Prairie in Dayton, Ohio. The flight lasted about 12 seconds and covered a distance of about 120 feet.

4. On February 16, 1931, the Ohio River peaked at a record height of 80 feet, inundating much of Cincinnati, Ohio and causing widespread damage and loss of life.

5. In 1992, Ohio native Jeff Hartings was drafted by the Detroit Lions as the 23rd overall pick in the NFL Draft. Hartings went on to have a successful career as a center, earning two Pro-Bowl selections and winning a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006.
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