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5 Fun Facts About November 18 In Ohio History

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1. On November 18, 1978, Congressman Louis Stokes became the first African American to be elected as a chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
2. The first recorded football game in Ohio took place on November 18, 1869. The game was played between Princeton University and a team of students from the College of Wooster.
3. November 18, 1820, marked the founding of the first women's college in the United States, the Troy Female Seminary in Ohio. The school has since been renamed the Emma Willard School.
4. On November 18, 1938, the mayor of Cleveland, Harold Burton, declared a state of emergency due to heavy snowfall that disrupted transportation and caused power outages across the city.
5. The Ohio State Buckeyes football team played their first game in Ohio Stadium on November 18, 1922, against the University of Michigan. The Buckeyes won the game 19-0 in front of a crowd of more than 72,000 fans.
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