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5 Fun Facts About February 6 In Ohio History

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1. On February 6, 1812, the first Ohio constitution was ratified, which established the new state government and outlined its powers and structure.

2. In 1887, Ohio State University was founded on February 6 with the signing of the university's charter by Governor Joseph B. Foraker.

3. On February 6, 1935, baseball legend Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama. He would later become the all-time home run leader and an advocate for civil rights.

4. The Ohio River Flood of 1937 reached its peak on February 6, causing widespread damage across the state and other areas in the Ohio River Valley. The disaster resulted in hundreds of deaths and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

5. The Columbus Blue Jackets, Ohio's NHL team, played their first game on February 6, 2000, against the Chicago Blackhawks. Despite losing the game, the team has since become a beloved part of Ohio's sports culture.
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