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5 Fun Facts About May 7 In Ohio History

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1. The Cincinnati Reds played their first game at Riverfront Stadium on May 7, 1970. The Reds faced the Braves and won 4-1.

2. On May 7, 1937, one of the worst air disasters in history occurred in Ohio when the Hindenburg airship caught fire and crashed in flames at the Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey. 36 people were killed.

3. William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States, was born in Charles City County, Virginia on February 9, 1773. On May 7, 1812, he was appointed as the Major General of the Indiana Territory in preparation for the War of 1812.

4. On May 7, 1963, James H. Meredith became the first black student admitted to the University of Mississippi. He faced protests and violence from white students and segregationists, but ultimately graduated in 1963.

5. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was established on May 7, 1933. The patrol was created to enforce traffic laws and provide statewide law enforcement to rural areas. Today, the agency has over 1,600 sworn officers and is responsible for the safety of Ohio's highways.
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