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5 Fun Facts About June 9 In Ohio History

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1. In 1934, The Great Dayton Flood Memorial was dedicated to commemorate the devastating flood that occurred in March 1913. The memorial includes a bell tower, a reflecting pool, and eight statues representing the flood's major incidents.

2. On June 9, 1916, the Ohio National Guard arrived in Toledo to restore order during a labor dispute known as the Toledo Auto-Lite Strike. The strike lasted for over two months and resulted in the deaths of two workers.

3. James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was born in Moreland Hills, Ohio, on June 9, 1831. Garfield served as President for only six months before he was assassinated in 1881.

4. On June 9, 1954, the Cleveland Indians became the first professional baseball team to use a Native American mascot when they introduced "Chief Wahoo." The team has faced numerous controversies over the years for its use of the mascot, and it was officially retired in 2018.

5. Ohio's first capital, Chillicothe, was founded on June 9, 1796. The city served as the state's capital until 1810, and it played an important role in the early history of Ohio as a key trading post for the region's Native American tribes.
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