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5 Fun Facts About November 29 In Ohio History

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1. Ohio became the 17th state: On November 29, 1802, Ohio officially became the 17th state to join the United States of America. The territory had been governed by the Northwest Ordinance since 1787 and became a state after meeting the requirements for statehood, including reaching a population of at least 60,000.

2. The first hospital for African Americans opened in Cleveland: On November 29, 1892, Provident Hospital opened in Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first hospital in the United States built and operated by African Americans for African American patients. At the time, segregation was still common in many parts of the country, making this hospital a landmark achievement in African American healthcare.

3. The deadliest school shooting in Ohio's history occurred: On November 29, 2016, a school shooting took place at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, resulting in 13 people being injured and the perpetrator being shot and killed by police. It was the deadliest school shooting in Ohio's history.

4. The Cincinnati Bengals played in their first Monday Night Football game: On November 29, 1971, the Cincinnati Bengals played in their first-ever Monday Night Football game, facing off against the Baltimore Colts at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Bengals lost the game 13-0, but the team would go on to improve in the years that followed.

5. The Ohio State Buckeyes won their 34th Big Ten championship: On November 29, 2014, the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 59-0 in the Big Ten Championship Game, securing their 34th conference title. The win propelled the Buckeyes into the inaugural College Football Playoff, where they went on to win the national championship.
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