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5 Fun Facts About June 4 In Ohio History

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1. The Ohio State University was founded on June 4, 1870. Originally named Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, the school was established as a land-grant institution and has since grown to become one of the largest universities in the country.

2. On June 4, 1950, the Cleveland Indians baseball team set a major league record by scoring 14 runs in a single inning against the Boston Red Sox. The Indians went on to win the game 15-3.

3. The famous inventor and businessman Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio on June 4, 1847. Edison is best known for inventing the practical incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera, among many other inventions.

4. On June 4, 1925, a strong tornado struck the city of Lorain, Ohio, causing widespread devastation and killing 85 people. The tornado was classified as an F4 on the Fujita scale, with wind speeds of up to 260 miles per hour.

5. The Ohio Constitution, which established the structure of the state government, was adopted on June 4, 1851. The constitution provided for a system of checks and balances between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, and has since been amended over 150 times.
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