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5 Fun Facts About September 21 In Ohio History

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1. On September 21, 1968, the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Southern California Trojans by a score of 27-16 in Columbus. This victory extended Ohio State's winning streak to 22 games, which at the time was the second-longest streak in NCAA history.

2. September 21, 1970, marked the first day of classes at the University of Cincinnati's Raymond Walters College, which was originally established as a Cincinnati branch campus of Ohio State University in 1966. Today, the school is known as the UC Blue Ash College.

3. In 1947, the Cleveland Indians clinched the American League pennant on September 21 by defeating the Detroit Tigers 6-3, thanks in part to two home runs from future Hall of Famer Joe Gordon. The Indians went on to win their last World Series title that year.

4. Colonel John Stoughton, a prominent figure during the War of 1812, was born in Connecticut on September 21, 1778. He later relocated to Ohio and served as a state representative, a county judge, and an Ohio Supreme Court justice.

5. The Zanesville Y-Bridge, a unique three-way bridge that spans the Muskingum River in Zanesville, Ohio, was officially dedicated on September 21, 1902. The Y-Bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed to accommodate the city's growth and allow for unobstructed navigation of the river.
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