Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What 3 Ohio cities does the "3c Highway" connect?||Ohio History
Columbus Cleveland Cincinnati . The 3c highway also known as state route 3, runs southwest from Cleveland through Columbus to Cincinnati.
88. 48 states have Counties with the exception of Louisiana, which has Parishes, and Alaska, which has boroughs.
|What Ohioan commanded the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions?||Ohio History
Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstong was the first man to step on the moon.
|What famous Civil War general was born in Lancaster,Ohio?||Ohio History
William T. Sherman. Sherman was born in Lancaster, Ohio.
|Who invented the first electrical ignition system for GM?||Ohio History
Charles Kettering. The first electrical ignition system for cars was invented by GM engineers Clyde Coleman and Charles Kettering. The self-starting ignition (no more hand cranking) was first installed in a Cadillac on February 17, 1911.
bicycle makers. They built their airplane in their bicycle shop.
|In which Ohio city, is the first concrete street in America located?||Ohio History
Bellefontaine. The first concrete street in America was built in Bellefontaine, Ohio and is still in use.
|Which Ohio city was the "cash register" invented in?||Ohio History
Dayton. In 1884, James Ritty invented the first working, mechanical cash register in Dayton, Ohio.
Steven Spielberg. Steven Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 18th, 1946.
Marietta. It was founded in 1788 by General Rufus Putnam and named in honor of Marie Antoinette, then queen of France.
Miamisburg. The Miamisburg Mound is the largest conical burial mound in the state of Ohio and possibly in the eastern U.S.
|Reynoldsburg, Ohio is sometimes described as the 'Birthplace of the Tomato'? Was the first edible tomato grown there?||Ohio First
no. Tomatoes have been cultivated as food in South America since at least 1500 and in North America since 1710.
|Where is the first museum in the world dedicated to rock and roll located?||Ohio First
Cleveland. Cleveland, Ohio is home to the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum." A Cleveland disc jockey, Alan Freed, was the first to popularize the phrase "Rock 'n' Roll" in 1951.
|What was the first major league professional baseball team in Ohio?||Ohio First
The Cincinnati Reds. The Cincinnati Red Stockings was organized in 1866.
|Who was the first African-American to earn an Olympic gold medal?||Ohio First
DeHart Hubbard. Dehart Hubbard was a long jumper. He set an Olympic record in the 1924 Olympic Games held in Paris.
|What was the nation's first interracial, coeducational college?||Ohio First
Oberlin College. Oberlin College was founded in Oberlin, Ohio in 1833.
|Shawnee Chief Keightugh-qua was known by what name to white settlers?||More Ohio History
Cornstalk. He was born in western Pennsylvania, but moved with his family to Ohio sometime around 1730. He fought with the French, against the British, in "The French and Indian War". He continued throughout his life to fiercely battle settler encroachment into Ohio.
Neil Armstrong Museum. Neil Armstrong commanded the Gemini 8 mission and became the first person to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11. He was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio on August 5, 1930.
|What was the name of the Shawnee Indian Chief born in 1752 as Marmaduke Van Swearingen? ||More Ohio History
Blue Jacket. He was adopted by the Shawnees at the age of 17. He eventually became a respected war chief of the Shawnee Nation.
Daniel Boone. He was held captive in Et-Nah Woods near the Seven Caves area in Ohio.
|Which Ohioan established himself as the first billionaire in the United States of America?||More Ohio History
John D. Rockefeller . John D. Rockefeller was the guiding force behind the creation and development of the Standard Oil Company.
|During the United States Civil War, what Ohio company supplied all of the soap for the Union army?||More Ohio History
Procter and Gamble . Procter and Gamble was created in 1837 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
|The 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, graduated from which Ohio college?||More Ohio History
Miami University at Oxford. Benjamin Harrison's grandfather was also a president of the United States.
|A man named Harry Stevens from Niles, Ohio created the name for a frankfurter that he served wrapped in a roll. What did he call it?||More Ohio History
hot dog . It was said that he created the name "hot dog" after seeing a caricature of a frankfurter made to look like a Dachshund in the New York Daily Times in the year 1904.
|In 1947, which U.S. Senator from Ohio co-sponsored major legislation regarding labor relations?||More Ohio History
Taft. Robert A. Taft co-sponsored the Taft-Hartley Act.
|What nickname was given to Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes because of her refusal to serve alcoholic drinks at the White House?||More Ohio History
Lemonade Lucy. Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th President of the United States of America. He was born in Ohio in 1822. Lucy Webb Hayes carried out her husband's wishes and banished wines and liquors from the White House.