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*1953: Correcting an oversight, Congress passed a resolution officially recognizing [[Ohio statehood]] and declaring Ohio's date of entry into the Union as March 1, 1803.
 
*1953: Correcting an oversight, Congress passed a resolution officially recognizing [[Ohio statehood]] and declaring Ohio's date of entry into the Union as March 1, 1803.
  
*1955: The [[Ohio Turnpike]]  completed.
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*1955: The [[Ohio Turnpike Commission | Ohio Turnpike]]  completed.
  
*1958: Completion of the [[St. Lawrence Seaway]] connected Ohio cities on [[Lake Erie]] to international trade opportunities.  
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*1958: Completion of the [[Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System | St. Lawrence Seaway]] connected Ohio cities on [[Lake Erie]] to international trade opportunities.  
  
*1959: The [[General Assembly]] created the [[Ohio Civil Rights Commission]].
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*1959: The [[Ohio General Assembly]] created the [[Ohio Civil Rights Commission]].
  
*1962: Ohioan [[John Glenn]] became the first American to orbit the earth.
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*1962: Ohioan [[Glenn Jr., John H. | John Glenn]] became the first person from the United States to orbit the earth.
  
*1963: [[William O. Walker]] became Ohio's first African-American cabinet member.
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*1963: [[Walker, William O. | William O. Walker]] became Ohio's first African-American cabinet member.
  
*1963: The [[Professional Football Hall of Fame]] opened in [[Canton]].
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*1963: The [[Pro Football Hall of Fame]] opened in [[Canton]].
  
 
*1964-1974: [[Vietnam War]]
 
*1964-1974: [[Vietnam War]]
  
*1967: [[Carl Stokes]] became the first [[African-American]] mayor of a major city ([[Cleveland]]).
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*1967: [[Stokes, Carl B. | Carl Stokes]] became the first [[African-American Ohioans | African-American]] mayor of a major city ([[Cleveland, Ohio | Cleveland]]).
  
*1969: Ohioan [[Neil Armstrong]] became the first person to walk on the moon.
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*1969: Ohioan [[Armstrong, Neil A. | Neil Armstrong]] became the first person to walk on the moon.
  
*1970: [[Kent State Riot]] - Four students killed by [[Ohio National Guard]] during anti-war protests.
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*1970: [[Kent State Shootings]] - Four students were killed by the [[Ohio National Guard]] during anti-war protests.
  
*1972: The [[General Assembly]] enacted the [[Ohio Income Tax]].
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*1972: The [[Ohio General Assembly]] enacted the [[Ohio Income Tax]].
  
 
*1973: Ohio voters approved the [[Ohio Lottery]].
 
*1973: Ohio voters approved the [[Ohio Lottery]].
  
*1974: The deadly [[Xenia Tornado]] killed 33 people.  
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*1974: The deadly [[Xenia Tornado of 1974 | Xenia Tornado]] killed 33 people.
 
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==Modern Ohio==
 
==Modern Ohio==

Revision as of 14:24, 16 May 2013

Prehistoric Period: 13000 BC-1650 AD

  • 8000 BC-500 BC: Ohio's Archaic Period - Most native people lived as hunters and gatherers.
  • 800 BC-1200 AD: Ohio's Woodland Period - The region's native populace increasingly relied on agriculture to sustain themselves.
  • 100 BC-400 AD: The Hopewell Culture built large mound complexes in Ohio, including the Newark Earthworks.


Exploration to Statehood: 1650-1803

  • 1492: Christopher Columbus rediscovered the Americas for Europeans, beginning the Colonial Period in the New World.
  • 1607: The Virginia Company established Jamestown, the first British community to survive in North America.
  • 1748: The Ohio Company formed in Virginia to settle the Ohio River Valley.
    • 1775: Hostilities began with battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachussetts.
    • 1781: Final major battle fought at Yorktown, Virginia
  • 1782: Gnadenhutten Massacre. Pennsylvania militia killed Christian Native Americans near Tuscarawas River.

Early Statehood: 1803-1846

  • 1812: City of Columbus founded and named as new state capitol.
  • 1816: State government relocated to Columbus.
  • 1833: Oberlin College, the first coeducational college in the United States founded.
  • 1835: Boundary dispute between Michigan and Ohio led to the Toledo War.

American Civil War: 1860-1865

  • 1864: Sherman led his troops on his " March to the Sea" from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1865: Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.

Industrialization and Urbanization: 1866-1900

  • 1868: Ohioan Ulysses S. Grant elected to his first of two terms as the 18th President of the United States.
  • 1881: Charles Guiteau shot President Garfield, who died three months later, in Washington, D.C.
  • 1894: The first gasoline-powered automobile in the U.S. invented.
  • 1896: Ohioan William McKinley elected to his first of two terms as the 25th President of the United States.

The Progressive Era: 1901-1928

  • 1903: Ohioans Orville and Wilbur Wright complete the first successful flight of a powered airplane.
  • 1913: The Flood of 1913 caused the death of at least 428 Ohioans and brought destruction across the state.

The Great Depression and World War II: 1929-1945

  • 1941-1945: The World War II entangled the United States and Ohio.

The Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement: 1946-1975

  • 1953: Correcting an oversight, Congress passed a resolution officially recognizing Ohio statehood and declaring Ohio's date of entry into the Union as March 1, 1803.
  • 1962: Ohioan John Glenn became the first person from the United States to orbit the earth.

Modern Ohio

  • 1998: Astronaut John Glenn became the oldest man to travel into space.
  • 2001: Terrorist attacks on September 11 in New York City, NY and Washington, D.C., led to a flurry of anti-terrorist activities in Ohio and throughout the nation.