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5 Fun Facts About March 10 In Ohio History

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1. In 1803, Ohio became the 17th state in the United States. The state's name is derived from the Native American word "ohiyo" which means "great river."

2. On March 10, 1933, the Lucasville mine explosion occurred, killing 13 men. The explosion was caused by a buildup of gas and dust in the mine, which was operated by the Empire Coal Company.

3. In 1909, the first electric traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio. It was invented by James Hoge, a police officer who was concerned about the safety of pedestrians and drivers.

4. On March 10, 1913, the Great Dayton Flood devastated the city of Dayton and the surrounding areas. The flood was caused by heavy rain and the failure of several levees, and resulted in the deaths of over 400 people.

5. The first successful parachute jump was made by Ohio native Captain Albert Berry on March 10, 1912. He jumped from a biplane at an altitude of 1,500 feet and landed safely using a parachute he had designed himself.
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