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5 Fun Facts About November 22 In Ohio History

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1. On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. However, Ohio has a significant connection to this event as Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who assassinated the President, lived in Ohio for several years during his childhood.
2. On November 22, 1927, the iconic Ohio Stadium, also known as “The Horseshoe,” opened in Columbus. The stadium is home to the Ohio State Buckeyes football team and has a capacity of over 100,000 people.
3. The first-ever professional football game in Ohio was played on November 22, 1902, between Massillon and Akron. The game was played at a time when football was not yet a popular professional sport in the United States.
4. Ohio native and astronaut Judith Resnik was born on November 22, 1949. Resnik was selected by NASA in 1978 as part of the first group of female astronauts and became the second American woman in space on the space shuttle Discovery in 1984.
5. On November 22, 1969, a $13 million bond issue for the construction of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority was approved by voters. This move was seen as a significant step in revitalizing the region's economic development by improving access to the port and its facilities.
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