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5 Fun Facts About November 7 In Ohio History

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1. In 1861, the Ohio State University was founded in Columbus, Ohio. It was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, and was the third public university to be founded in Ohio.

2. On November 7, 1904, voters approved an amendment to the Ohio Constitution that allowed for a statewide referendum on a proposed prohibition amendment. This laid the groundwork for Ohio's eventual adoption of Prohibition in 1918, several years before the rest of the country.

3. In 1916, Ohioan Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to the United States Congress. She ran on a progressive platform and was a vocal advocate for women's suffrage and social reform. She served two non-consecutive terms in Congress, first from 1917 to 1919 and then again from 1941 to 1943.

4. On November 7, 1978, Ohio approved a constitutional amendment that established an elected state Board of Education. Prior to this, the governor appointed the board's members.

5. In 2017, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett set the Big Ten Conference record for career touchdown passes during a game against Michigan State. Barrett threw his 91st touchdown pass in the second quarter of the game, breaking the previous record set by Drew Brees. Barrett went on to throw a total of four touchdown passes in the game.
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