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5 Fun Facts About September 13 In Ohio History

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1. In 1814, the Battle of Lake Erie took place near Put-in-Bay, Ohio. This major naval victory during the War of 1812 was led by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and marked a turning point in the conflict.

2. On September 13, 1862, General Ambrose Burnside and his Union troops advanced on the Confederate army at the Battle of South Mountain in Maryland. Although the battle ended in a stalemate, it set the stage for the larger Battle of Antietam three days later.

3. In 1923, the Ohio State University football team played its first game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. The Buckeyes defeated Ohio Wesleyan 58-0, marking the beginning of a storied tradition at one of college football's most iconic venues.

4. Cleveland native and astronaut Judith Resnik was born on September 13, 1949. Resnik went on to become the second American woman in space in 1984 as a part of the Challenger Space Shuttle crew, tragically losing her life in the Challenger disaster later that same year.

5. On September 13, 2008, Ohio University's Marching 110, known for their energetic performances and intricate dance routines, made national headlines with a viral video of their Michael Jackson tribute halftime show. The video has since racked up millions of views and helped to bring the Marching 110 into the national spotlight.
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