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5 Fun Facts About June 17 In Ohio History

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1. In 1802, the Ohio State Legislature designated the city of Chillicothe as the capital of Ohio. It remained the capital until 1810 when it was moved to Zanesville and later to Columbus in 1816.

2. In 1876, the Democratic National Convention was held in Cincinnati. This was the first convention of the Democratic Party held outside of the eastern seaboard.

3. In 1961, Dayton native Edward White became the first American to walk in space during the Gemini 4 mission. He spent 23 minutes outside the spacecraft.

4. On June 17, 1972, Ohio native and political operative Gordon Strachan was implicated in the Watergate scandal after the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

5. In 2016, LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA championship, ending the city's 52-year major sports championship drought.
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