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5 Fun Facts About November 2 In Ohio History

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1. In 1895, the Ohio State Buckeyes football team played their very first game against Ohio Wesleyan University. The Buckeyes were victorious, winning with a score of 20-14.

2. On November 2, 1930, the first commercially licensed radio station in the state of Ohio, WLW in Cincinnati, began broadcasting. The station was owned by the Crosley Corporation and became known for its powerful signal, broadcasting across much of North America.

3. The deadliest disaster in the history of the Ohio coal mining industry occurred on November 2, 1917, when an explosion at the Hanna Coal Company's mine in Bellaire killed 121 miners.

4. In 2004, Ohio was a key swing state in the presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry. On November 2 of that year, Ohioans went to the polls in record numbers, with over 72% of registered voters casting their ballots.

5. The Ohio Historical Society, now known as the Ohio History Connection, was established on November 2, 1885, to preserve and promote the history of Ohio. Its flagship museum, the Ohio History Center, opened in Columbus in 1970 and features exhibits on the state's natural history, archaeology, and cultural heritage.
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