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5 Fun Facts About July 3 In Ohio History

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1. In 1963, the Ohio Turnpike was officially opened to motorists. The Ohio Turnpike is a toll highway that stretches 241 miles across northern Ohio from the Pennsylvania border to the Indiana border.

2. In 1839, the first issue of the Cleveland Daily Herald was published. The Cleveland Daily Herald was one of Cleveland's first daily newspapers and provided local and national news to the community.

3. In 1854, the Buckeye Furnace in southeastern Ohio was in operation producing iron for the country. The Buckeye Furnace was one of the largest and most successful iron-producing operations in Ohio during the mid-19th century.

4. In 1942, the Cincinnati Reds played their first night game at Crosley Field. The Reds lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 in front of a crowd of 20,422 people.

5. In 2003, the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at the University of Iowa was opened. The NADS is an advanced driving simulator that allows researchers to study and test various driving conditions and factors in a controlled environment. The simulator was partially built by engineers from the Ohio-based company, ASC Incorporated.
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