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5 Fun Facts About June 26 In Ohio History

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1. Ohio became the 17th state of the United States on June 26, 1803, after President Thomas Jefferson signed the Ohio Enabling Act.

2. The city of Cincinnati was founded on June 26, 1788, by Colonel Israel Ludlow and Robert Patterson. It is the largest metropolitan area in Ohio and was once referred to as the "Queen City of the West."

3. On June 26, 1870, the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society was organized in Columbus, Ohio. This society was founded to promote an interest in Ohio's archaeological and historical heritage.

4. Ohio native Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, was born on June 26, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He died on August 25, 2012, at the age of 82.

5. The 2021 U.S. Senior Open golf tournament was held in Akron, Ohio, from June 24 to June 27, with Jim Furyk winning the championship on June 27. The tournament was held at the South Course of the Firestone Country Club.
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