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5 Fun Facts About July 1 In Ohio History

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1. Ohio Becomes a State:

On July 1, 1803, Ohio became the 17th state of the United States. The state was newly carved out of the Northwest Territory, which also included present-day Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

2. The Toledo War Begins:

On July 1, 1835, the Toledo War began between Ohio and the state of Michigan. The dispute centered on a small strip of land between Toledo and the Michigan border. The conflict was eventually resolved in favor of Ohio in 1836, but tensions persisted between the two states for many years.

3. The John Glenn Highway is Dedicated:

On July 1, 1980, the John Glenn Highway was dedicated in Ohio. The highway was named after the Ohio native and former astronaut John Glenn, who was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962.

4. The Jerry Springer Show Debuts:

On July 1, 1991, the Jerry Springer Show made its debut on television. The controversial talk show was filmed in Cincinnati, Ohio, and aired for more than two decades before ending in 2018.

5. Columbus Hosts the 2015 NHL All-Star Game:

On July 1, 2015, the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, hosted the annual National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game. It was the first time that the game had been held in Ohio, and it was seen as a major boost for the city's economy and tourism industry.
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