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5 Fun Facts About September 16 In Ohio History

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1. Cleveland's Terminal Tower opened on September 16, 1930. At 52 stories tall, it was the second-tallest building in the world outside of New York City when it was completed.

2. On September 16, 1803, the Ohio Supreme Court held its first session in the town of Marietta. The court was established as part of the state's new constitution, which had been adopted just one year earlier.

3. The first intercollegiate football game played in Ohio took place on September 16, 1893. The teams from Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan University faced off in a game that ended in a 0-0 tie.

4. The Ohio State Fairgrounds hosted the first U.S. Air Mail Service flight on September 16, 1918. Pilot Eddie Stinson flew mail from the fairgrounds to New York City in just over eight hours.

5. Ashland University, located in Ashland, Ohio, was founded on September 16, 1878. Originally known as Ashland College, it was established by the German Baptist Brethren Church and offered degrees in theology and education.
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