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5 Fun Facts About November 10 In Ohio History

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1. On November 10, 1896, the first intercollegiate basketball game was played in Ohio. The game was between Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan University and was played in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio Wesleyan won the game 25-17.

2. In 1962, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio caught fire due to extensive pollution. The fire burned for several days and captured national attention, leading to the creation of the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. This event occurred on November 10.

3. On November 10, 1975, the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a severe storm. The ship was carrying a cargo of iron ore and all 29 crew members perished. The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald remains one of the most famous shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.

4. November 10, 1919 marked the founding of The American Legion, a veterans organization aimed at supporting veterans, advocating for their needs, and promoting patriotism. The first national convention of The American Legion was held in Minneapolis, with Ohio delegate Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Jr. being elected as its first national commander.

5. On November 10, 1928, the Cincinnati Zoo became the first zoo in the world to successfully breed a California sea lion in captivity. The sea lion, named Buddy, was born to parents who were captured in the wild, making his birth a significant achievement for the preservation of the species.
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