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5 Fun Facts About November 12 In Ohio History

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1. Ohio became the 17th state: On November 12, 1803, Ohio officially became the 17th state in the United States. It was the first state to be created from the Northwest Territory.

2. James Garfield was born: Future U.S. President James A. Garfield was born in Orange Township, Ohio on November 12, 1831. He served as the 20th President of the United States from March 4, 1881 until his death on September 19, 1881.

3. Ohio State University is founded: On November 12, 1870, the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation to establish the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, which later became known as The Ohio State University. Today, it is one of the largest universities in the United States.

4. The Wright brothers' first flight: On November 12, 1915, the Wright brothers made their first successful flight in their "Flyer" airplane. The flight took place at Huffman Prairie, near Dayton, Ohio. The Wright brothers are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane.

5. Cleveland Browns win their first game: On November 12, 1950, the Cleveland Browns won their first game in franchise history. They defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 13-7 at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns are one of the most storied franchises in NFL history, with eight championships to their name.
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