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5 Fun Facts About September 18 In Iowa History

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1. In 1853, the first issue of the "Dubuque Herald," the oldest newspaper in Iowa, was published.

2. On September 18, 1891, the first ever Intercollegiate football game played in Iowa took place between the University of Iowa and Grinnell College. Iowa won the game 24-0.

3. The first airplane to fly in Iowa was a Herring-Curtis biplane on September 18, 1910, over Davenport.

4. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Cedar Rapids to tour the Iowa Electric Light and Power Company and address a crowd of 35,000 people.

5. On September 18, 1959, the Iowa State Fair recorded its highest attendance ever with a total of 133,895 people visiting the fair that day.
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