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5 Fun Facts About October 6 In Ohio History

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1. On October 6, 1887, the first game of intercollegiate football in Ohio was played between Ohio Wesleyan University and Ohio State University. Ohio Wesleyan won the game 20-14.

2. On October 6, 1927, the deadliest school disaster in Ohio history occurred when a natural gas explosion destroyed the Bath Consolidated School in Bath Township, killing 38 children and 6 adults.

3. On October 6, 1961, Ohio native Roger Maris hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's longstanding record of 60 home runs in a season.

4. On October 6, 1973, the Cincinnati Reds won the National League Championship Series, earning their third World Series appearance in history. They went on to win the World Series against the Oakland Athletics.

5. On October 6, 1998, Cleveland Cavaliers' guard, Wesley Person, set a franchise record by making 8 three-pointers in one game against the Dallas Mavericks. The Cavaliers won the game 119-108.
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