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5 Fun Facts About July 9 In Ohio History

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1. In 1796, Ohio became the 17th state of the United States. This day is celebrated as Statehood Day in Ohio.

2. On July 9, 1962, Ohio native and astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth aboard Friendship 7 spacecraft.

3. The Battle of Stony Point took place on July 9, 1779, during the Revolutionary War. This battle was fought between British and American troops, and the Americans successfully seized control of the Stony Point fort.

4. On July 9, 1900, the Cleveland Indians played their first game at the newly-built League Park. The Indians defeated the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 8-2.

5. The Dayton Triangles, the forerunner of the current Cincinnati Bengals NFL team, were founded on July 9, 1913. The team played in Dayton, Ohio for several years before moving to Cincinnati in 1933.
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