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5 Fun Facts About February 8 In Ohio History

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1. On February 8, 1801, Ohio enacted its first state constitution. This document served as the basis for Ohio's government until a new constitution was adopted in 1851.

2. In 1837, on February 8, the first train from Cincinnati to Dayton arrived in Dayton. This journey marked the beginning of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, which provided an important transportation link between southern Ohio and the Mississippi River.

3. On February 8, 1865, a train carrying Abraham Lincoln's body passed through Ohio on its way to his final resting place in Springfield, Illinois. Crowds gathered at train stations along the route to pay their respects to the fallen president.

4. In 1904, on February 8, the first automobile to be produced in Ohio was completed by the White Sewing Machine Company in Cleveland. The car, which was called the "White Steamer," used steam as its power source.

5. On February 8, 1968, the Ohio Senate passed a resolution that officially recognized the contribution of African Americans to the state's history and culture. This resolution marked an important step forward in the fight for civil rights in Ohio.
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