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State
    (March 1, 1803- )
    17th state to join
    George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley (May 19, 1749)
    English Ohio Trade Company formed first trade post (November 2, 1749)
    Nickname: Buckeye State
    Capital: Columbus
    Size: 41,222 square miles (ranks 35th)
    Motto: With God All Things Are Possible
    Bird: Cardinal
    Flower: Scarlet Carnation
    Tree: Buckeye
    Song: Beautiful Ohio
    Ohio changed from Central to Eastern time zone (April 3, 1927)
    The National Guard killed four students at Kent State, causing many Americans to question their own government (May 4, 1970).
    Nurse Donald Harvey, who poisoned 24, was sentence to triple life (August 18, 1987).
    They had an NFL football team named the Cleveland Browns (1946-95), the team became the Baltimore Ravens in 1996.
    They had an early NFL football team playing out of Portsmouth (1930-33) that became the Detroit Lions.
    They had an NBA basketball team named the Cincinnati Royals (1958-72) moved from Rochester, and then became the Kansas City-Omaha and Sacramento Kings.
    The Buzzards return to Hinckley every March 15th.
    Due to bureaucracy statehood was not officially ratified until 1953, 150 years after becoming a state.
    The legislature passed laws restricting free African-American movement (January 5, 1804).
    Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio (March 24, 1832).
    It snowed in June in Cleveland (June 1, 1843).
    The first US train robbery was in North Bend (May 5, 1865).
    The Prohibition Party held its first national convention in Columbus (February 22, 1872).
    The Greenback Labor Party formed in Toledo (February 22, 1878).
    Temperature ranges from -39ºF (-39ºC) (February 10, 1899) to 113ºF (45ºC) (July 21, 1934).
    X-ray film stock caught fire and killed 125 at Crile Clinic in Cleveland (May 15, 1929).
    A fire at the Ohio State Penitentiary killed 322 (April 21, 1930).
    The first gorilla ever born in captivity was born in Columbus. More gorillas in captivity are born at the Cincinnati Zoo than anywhere else.
    They have an NFL football team named the Cincinnati Bengals (1968- ).
    The National Football League was organized in Canton (September 17, 1920).
    The National Football League Hall of Fame is located in Canton.
    After their NFL Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore, they got a new franchise which they also called the Cleveland Browns (1999- ).
    They had an NFL football team that played in Cleveland (1937-45), moved to Los Angeles/Anaheim and is currently the St. Louis Rams
    They have a NHL hockey team named the Columbus Blue Jackets (2000- ).
    They have an NBA basketball team named the Cleveland Cavaliers (1970- )..
    They have two Major League baseball team named the Cleveland Indians (1901- ) who won two World Series (1920, 48) and the Cincinnati Reds (1876-80) who won five World Series (1919, 40, 75-76, 90).
    Leo Bentley bowled 3 consecutive perfect games in Lorain (March 26, 1931) and John Pezzin bowled 33 consecutive strikes in Toledo (March 4, 1976).
    TV series 'Drew Carey Show,' 'Family Ties,' 'WKRP,' 'Mary Hartman' and 'Fernwood 2-Night' were set in Ohio.
    The prehistoric Mound Builders (Adena, Hopewell and Fort Ancient cultures) occupied the land.
    Some of the greatest Native American warriors Tecumseh, Tarhe the Crane, Little Turtle and Buckongahelas came from this area.
    Presidents Rutherford B Hayes, Ulysses S Grant, James A Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley and Warren G Harding were born in Ohio.
    Actresses Phyllis Diller, LaWanda Page, Kaye Ballard, Majel Barrett, Teri Garr, Carol Kane, Gates McFadden, Beverly D'Angelo, Halle Berry, Angie Everhart and Anne Heche were born in Ohio.
    Thomas Alva Edison, Neil Armstrong, Cy Young, John David Rockefeller Jr, Charles Follis, Charles Funk (The Funk in Funk & Wagnalls), Woody Hayes, and golfer Jack Nicklaus were born in Ohio.
    Entertainers Annie Oakley, Burgess Meredith, Roy Rogers, Jack Paar, Dean Martin, Paul Lynde, Phil Donahue, Luke Perry and Chad Lowe were born in Ohio.
    Barbed wire (1867), chewing gum (1869), cash register (1880), glass-blowing machine (1895) and ethyl gasoline (February 2, 1923) were invented in Ohio.
    The first concrete-paved street was built in Bellefontaine (July 10, 1892).
    Ohio national guard killed three lynchers while rescuing an African-American man (October 17, 1894).
    E.F. Coddington discovered asteroids #439 which he named Ohio (October 13, 1898).
    The first aerial crop dusting was done in Troy, to kill caterpillars (August 3, 1921).
    The second Miss America, Mary Katherine Campbell was from Ohio (September 7, 1923).
    B.F. Goodrich rubber and tire company is headquartered in Akron.
    Astronaut John Glenn became a senator from Ohio.
    The first African-American elected mayor of a major city was Carl Stokes of Cleveland (November 7, 1967).
    The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland (September 1, 1995).
    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 140 Votes: 52.86% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 185 Votes: 53.51% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 73 Votes: 72.60% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 533 Votes: 57.60% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 833 Votes: 64.23% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 251 Votes: 66.53% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 68 Votes: 77.94% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 49 Votes: 53.06% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 36 Votes: 63.89% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 44 Votes: 61.36% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 151 Votes: 54.97% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 148 Votes: 56.08% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 398 Votes: 56.03% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 472 Votes: 55.93% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 776 Votes: 60.57% Annoying
 
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