1. July 5, 1813: Battle of Fort Stephenson - During the War of 1812, American forces successfully defended Fort Stephenson in present-day Fremont, Ohio against an attack by British and Native American troops.
2. July 5, 1852: First Ohio State Fair - The first Ohio State Fair was held on this day in Cincinnati, featuring displays of agricultural products and livestock, as well as games and exhibitions.
3. July 5, 1915: Birth of Woody Hayes - Legendary Ohio State University football coach Woody Hayes was born in Clifton, Ohio. Hayes coached the Buckeyes for 28 seasons, winning five national championships.
4. July 5, 1935: Dedication of Cleveland Municipal Stadium - Cleveland Municipal Stadium opened its doors to fans and players on July 5, 1931, becoming the home of the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. The stadium, which was demolished in 1996, hosted many memorable sporting events over the years.
5. July 5, 1984: Geraldine Ferraro becomes first female VP nominee - On this day in 1984, Democratic candidate Walter Mondale announced that he had chosen Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, making her the first woman to be nominated for Vice President by a major political party. Ferraro was from New York, but Ohio was a key battleground state in the election.
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