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5 Fun Facts About March 9 In Ohio History

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1. In 1933, the state of Ohio passed the first state-level sales tax in the United States. The tax, which was levied at a rate of 3 percent, was initially intended to raise revenue for the state's unemployment relief program.

2. On March 9, 1839, Ohio became the first state in the country to establish a statewide public school system. The legislation, known as the "Common School Law," required every district to establish and maintain a school for all children between the ages of 5 and 21.

3. In 1967, the deadliest tornado outbreak in Ohio's history occurred on March 9th. At least 47 people were killed and more than 300 were injured in 13 different tornadoes that touched down across the state.

4. On this day in 1944, the Cleveland Indians signed 42-year-old Satchel Paige to a contract, making him the oldest rookie in Major League Baseball history. Despite his age, Paige went on to have a successful career and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.

5. John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, was born in Cambridge, Ohio on March 9, 1921. Glenn went on to become a decorated U.S. Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and senator, and was a beloved figure in Ohio until his death in 2016.
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