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5 Fun Facts About October 27 In Ohio History

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1. In 1954, the Great Lakes Storm caused massive damage in Ohio and other states. The storm generated waves as high as 35 feet on Lake Erie and led to the loss of 10 ships and 33 lives.

2. On October 27, 1978, the John Glenn Columbus International Airport was opened in Ohio. The airport, named after famous astronaut and Ohio native John Glenn, is the largest passenger airport in central Ohio.

3. The Ohio Historical Society, now known as the Ohio History Connection, was established on October 27, 1885. It is a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve and promote Ohio's history and culture through museums, archives, and educational programs.

4. In 1904, Ohio State University's football team played its first game against Michigan State University, winning 34-0. This began one of the most intense rivalries in college football, known as "The Game."

5. On October 27, 1986, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series against the Boston Red Sox. This was the Reds' fifth World Series win and marked the end of a tumultuous season for the team, which had fired its manager mid-season.
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